Tag Archives: Iraq Veterans

David Van Os : ‘Non-Lethal Projectiles’ in Oakland

Police officers with “non-lethal ordnance” after an early morning raid on Occupy Oakland’s tent city, Oakland, CA, Oct.25, 2011. Photo by Stephen Lam / Reuters.Military zone in Oakland:Riot cops use ‘non-lethal projectiles’to attack occupiers’ encampment Scott Olsen, who served two … finish reading David Van Os : ‘Non-Lethal Projectiles’ in Oakland

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Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

Mental health and the suicide rate:Sending soldiers into harm’s way By Michael Anthony / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 President Obama recently stated that sending more troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan is a solemn decision — one … finish reading Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

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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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You’re in the Army Now : Despair, Dissent and Refusal

‘Bad apple?’ Soldier with peace symbol on his helmet patrols south of Baghdad, Feb. 4, 2008. Photo by Maya Alleruzzo / AP.Refusing to comply:The tactics of resistance in an all-volunteer military Present-day G.I. resistance to the occupations of Iraq and … finish reading You’re in the Army Now : Despair, Dissent and Refusal

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Austin : Eyewitness Accounts from Winter Soldiers for Peace

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan. Austin, Texas, Feb. 28, 2009. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.Winter Soldiers for Peace After three more decades of aggressions upon foreign soils, brigades of Veterans for Peace (VFP) and Vietnam Veterans against … finish reading Austin : Eyewitness Accounts from Winter Soldiers for Peace

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GI Coffehouse : Checking ‘Under the Hood’ in Killeen, Texas

Grand opening of the Under the Hood Cafe in Killeen, Texas. Photos by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog. Under The Hood is an experiment. It’s a labor of love. It’s an antidote to the “divide and conquer” mentality that … finish reading GI Coffehouse : Checking ‘Under the Hood’ in Killeen, Texas

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Winter Soldier : GI’s Against the War Tell Their Stories

Winter Soldier: February 28, Austin, Texas The Winter Soldier event provides an opportunity for peace activists and veterans to come together in common cause. These current wars, as with Vietnam, are waged in our name and funded by our tax … finish reading Winter Soldier : GI’s Against the War Tell Their Stories

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Austin Iraq Vets : ‘Ain’t Gonna Study War No More’

Casey Porter. Photos by Sandy Carson / Austin Chronicle.Stop the Loss:Austin veterans turn away from Iraq and warBy Richard Whittaker / December 19, 2008 Eight years ago, Casey Porter and his father started rebuilding a ’68 Chevrolet Camaro. It was … finish reading Austin Iraq Vets : ‘Ain’t Gonna Study War No More’

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Gulf War Syndrome: Self-Poisoned Under Orders

Panel: 1 in 4 Gulf War vets is sickBy Anne Usher / November 17, 2008 Report blames exposure to toxic chemicals and other causes, demands more research and spending. WASHINGTON — At least one in four U.S. veterans of the … finish reading Gulf War Syndrome: Self-Poisoned Under Orders

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Austin : Iraq Veterans Speak Out Against the War

Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War march in Austin’s Veteran’s Day parade. Photos by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog.Iraq war veterans talk the walk at UTBy Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog / November 13, 2008 … finish reading Austin : Iraq Veterans Speak Out Against the War

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Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are about 195,000 homeless veterans on any given night. Photo: AP/World Wide Photos.Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans join the homelessBy Anna Sussman / November 11, 2008 Ethan Kreutzer joined the Army at … finish reading Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

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Camilo Mejia in Austin : Private Rebellion, Public Resistance

‘Mejia’s primary message is that conscience, not combat, is the source of our freedom.’By Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog / October 20, 2008 When Camilo Mejia walked into the auditorium of UT’s Garrison Hall where he was to … finish reading Camilo Mejia in Austin : Private Rebellion, Public Resistance

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