Tag Archives: Anti-War GIs

Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

Fog of war. Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Rules of engagement:U.S. brutality in the combat zones The chain of command gave orders to fire indiscriminately at civilians even when soldiers made efforts to refuse such orders. By Jim Turpin / The … finish reading Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

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Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

Eric Jasinski at benefit for Under the Hood Cafe, May 24, 2010. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Ft. Hood’s Eric Jasinski:PTSD soldier punished by army Jasinski’s case is representative of a growing number of soldiers returning from the … finish reading Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

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Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

Spc. Eric Jasinski.Went AWOL seeking help for PTSD:Eric Jasinski released from Texas jailBy Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 23, 2010 Eric Jasinski is being released from the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, tomorrow morning, April 24. … finish reading Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

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To Catch a Spy : The Story of George the Snitch

Dennis the Menace from The Comics Curmudgeon.To catch a spy II:A short history of one snitch By Richard Lee / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 [The Rag Blog published an article by Lisa Fithian about acknowledged FBI informant … finish reading To Catch a Spy : The Story of George the Snitch

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin’. Classic cartoon by R. Crumb.The David and Alice debate:We can’t afford to give up the fight By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2010 [Austin activist David P. Hamilton announced his “retirement” from … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Keep on Truckin’

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Singer/Soldier Travis Bishop : War Resister Released from Stockade

Singer/soldier Travis Bishop, who refused deployment to Afghanistan for reasons of consience, has been released from prison. Photo from Dallas Dreamer.Fort Hood Soldier who refused to deploy:Travis Bishop released from Fort Lewis stockade By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog … finish reading Singer/Soldier Travis Bishop : War Resister Released from Stockade

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Sgt. Travis Bishop : Ft. Hood War Resister to Get Out Early

War resister Sgt. Travis Bishop flashes peace sign to supporters as he is taken to the Bell County (Texas) Correctional Unit after being sentenced to one year in prison at court martial on August 14, 2009. Photo by Eric Thompson.Afghanistan … finish reading Sgt. Travis Bishop : Ft. Hood War Resister to Get Out Early

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Special Delivery : Ft. Hood GI Gives Letter to Obama

Pfc. Michael Kern. Photo from Cynthia Thomas / Under the Hood Cafe.Stopping by the barracks:GI Michael Kern hands Obama IVAW letter What happened at Fort Hood has made it abundantly clear that the military mental health system, and our soldiers, … finish reading Special Delivery : Ft. Hood GI Gives Letter to Obama

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Alice Embree : Here’s to the Soldiers of Fort Hood

Jackie Thomas at Under the Hood Coffeehouse near Ft. Hood. Photo by Cynthia Thomas / The Rag Blog. Thoughts of Charles Whitman on the tower,And the soldiers who come back broken from war Bring the troops home and take care … finish reading Alice Embree : Here’s to the Soldiers of Fort Hood

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Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

Incarcerated anti-war GI and musician (above) Travis Bishop. Below, he is shown before his court martial at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on Aug. 14, 2009. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Army prisoners isolated,Denied right to legal counsel … finish reading Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

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Alice Embree : The Court Martial of Travis Bishop

Travis Bishop (right), before his sentencing. With (left) journalist Dahr Jamail and attorney James Branum. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Anti-war GI Travis Bishop found guilty;joins Victor Agosto in Bell County jail I can not say that a … finish reading Alice Embree : The Court Martial of Travis Bishop

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Alice Embree : The Court Martial of Victor Agosto

Victor Agosto, immediately prior to his Court Martial at Fort Hood, Texas. Seated on left is Agosto’s civilian attorney, James Branum. Photo by Cynthia Thomas / The Rag Blog.The Summary Court Martial of SPC Victor Agosto In an unscripted emotional … finish reading Alice Embree : The Court Martial of Victor Agosto

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