Based in Oakland, CA, Courage to Resist aims to provide political, emotional, legal, and material support to GI resisters and all military objectors critical of the U.S. government's current policies. Among its current efforts, Courage to Resist hosts the Bradley Manning Defense Fund in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network. This Network is a grassroots initiative formed to defend and support whistleblower Pfc. Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning), both in court and in prison—for example, by subsidizing visits from family and friends.
Grants from the Cultures of Resistance Network in 2010, 2012, and 2013 supported the Bradley Manning Defense Fund, going towards legal fees as well as public education and advocacy campaigns.