Archive for May, 2010

Travis Bishop’s new blog

Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2010 by James M. Branum

Just wanted to let everyone know that Travis has a new blog set up at This will likely be the last post at this location.

But for now, I want to say my deepest gratitude to the many, many people that stood behind Travis during his case. There are so many people who stood with us and we are forever grateful that we weren’t in this fight by ourselves.

Most of all though, I want to thank Travis for taking the stand he took. I am awed by his courage and for his willingness to suffer for what is right.

This fight ain’t over though. We are gearing up for the appeals process and hope you’ll continue to stand with Travis. More information on the case and how you can support it can be found at the website for the Oklahoma Center for Conscience.

James M. Branum, civilian defense attorney for Travis Bishop


Thank you message from Travis Bishop

Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2010 by James M. Branum

From: Thank you!

Here’s the deal: I’ve been trying so hard to write a ‘Thank You’ letter to everyone that supported me throughout this ordeal, and it’s so damn difficult to articulate everything that everyone has done for me. I’ve been trying so hard not to leave anyone out, and it’s impossible. So I will do the absolute best that I can, and if anyone feels left out, please contact me and I will apologize.

Amnesty International, Courage To Resist, Veterans For Peace, Christians For Peace, Disposable Warriors and a host of other organizations are responsible for rallying supporters to my cause. I am deeply in your debt. Thank you so, so much for believing in me and supporting me.

GI Coffeehouses Under The Hood Café, (Ft. Hood), and Coffee Strong, (Ft. Lewis), were instrumental in protesting my incarceration and getting the word out to everyone who would listen. Words cannot express my gratitude.

James Branum and Chuck Luther, you both should know just how much you mean to me. You guys were in my corner during my darkest times in that facility, and you always brought me good news and hope for the future. You are my best allies and my dear friends. Thank you both so much.

To every individual supporter and sympathizer, I thank you so much for your letters, comments, thoughts and prayers. I absolutely drew all my strength from each and every one of you. I wish I could thank every one of you personally.

I know for a fact that I left people out, and all I can say is that I love, admire and respect everyone who supported me. If I left you out, please accept my apologies. Some of my things were lost in transit so I don’t have everyone’s names anymore. Please forgive me for the lateness of this thank you letter.

Again, thank you to everyone. You are all the reason that I was released early. The only one who DIDN’T get me out early was ME.

Hopes and prayers for the future,