Tag Archives: veterans

Stone and Sjursen: The Unbearable Violence of Being American

Scheer concludes, “Oliver Stone’s movies and Maj. Danny Sjursen’s writing are ultimately attempts to hold us accountable. For our apathy, our indifference. …”

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

Evergreene Digest: Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?

There is no question that we should honor people who fight for justice and liberty. Many veterans enlisted in the military thinking that they were indeed serving a noble cause, and it’s no lie to say that they fought with valor for their brothers and sisters to their left and right. Unfortunately, if you really […]

Evergreene Digest: How Washington plans to punish military veterans

Make no mistake, the Administration and Congress have big plans for military veterans and their retirement and none of them are good. Viewing Veterans’ Issues Through a More Accurate Lens brooklynbadboy, Daily Kos  Monday, December 16, 2013 | If you think the most recent “embrace the suck” passed in the House that screws military veterans‘ […]

[Music Video] Donovan, First Aid Kit: The Universal Soldier

 BeatnikManfred First Aid Kit – Universal Soldier (Buffy-Sainte Marie)  jagadambarecords Uploaded on Jul 15, 2009 This protest song was written in the early sixties by Buffy Sainte-Marie. It’s about individual responsibility for war. We wanted to sing this song because, unfortunately, what Buffy sang about at her time is still is so true today and will probably […]

Evergreene Digest: Government Shutdown FAQ for Veterans

As Congress remains gridlocked and plays games with the budget, there remains a great deal of confusion and uncertainty for veterans. Tom Tarantino, Huffington Post 09/30/2013 | At Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) we’ve heard from a number of veterans concerned about the impact of a possible government shutdown. The following information is […]

Bill Moyers | What It’s Like to Go to War

In this encore broadcast, Vietnam veteran and author Karl Marlantes explains what we need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors. Invisible injuries grip young veterans Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company November 20, 2012 | America has been at war for over a decade, with millions of soldiers having seen […]

Invisible injuries grip young veterans

As (Armistice) Day rolls around Sunday, I will be thinking of these soldiers and the thousands more among us whose wounds we cannot see. Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence Gabriel Campanario, Seattle (WA) Times Submitted by David Culver November 9, 2012 | These young war veterans didn’t lose any limbs in […]

Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence

On Afghan War 11th Anniversary The Right Wing Shafts Our Veterans Suicide and the Soldier Amy Goodman, Democracy Now ! Submitted by David Culver October 5, 2012 |  On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, we take a look at the invisible wounds of war here at home. Since the war began […]

Robert Koehler> Empire and Its Consequences

Empire and Its Consequences Criticism of such policy is generally couched in terms that remove the alleged naïveté of the criticism, but I’m wondering if it isn’t time to stare directly at the fundamental wrongness of war. by Robert C. Koehler Published on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Common Dreams (Image: VeteransToday.com) Ever notice the way certain […]

The Right Wing and Our Veterans

In one final vile act before adjournment for the elections, Senate Republicans used a point of order to block passage of the Veteran’s Jobs Act, which would have provided a modest $1 billion to give work to the more than one in 10 veterans who are unemployed. This is disgraceful politics. Good Jobs First: No […]

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation  Amanda Peterson Beadle    Published: Tuesday 29 May 2012 Nation of Change “Officials say that the number of disability claims is increasing because of better treatment for battlefield wounds and more outreach from the Department of Veterans Affairs.” About 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars […]

Dave Lindorff> Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars

Veterans of Neglect Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars by DAVE LINDORFF      MAY 29, 2012       Counterpunch Whether he ever said it or not, I’m going to borrow from a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln and alter it a bit to say: “American politicians must love war veterans — they […]

Inside the Corporate Plan to Occupy the Pentagon> Mother Jones

Inside the Corporate Plan to Occupy the Pentagon floatinglemons/Graphic Leftovers Behind the growing push to slash soldiers’ pensions and other military costs is a little-known advisory group—stacked with Wall Street executives. By Adam Weinstein   Mon Nov. 21, 2011 3:00 AM PST Mother Jones With time fast running out for the so-called deficit supercommittee, the mammoth amount […]

Veterans March For Occupy Wall Street — And It’s Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen Before

Veterans March For Occupy Wall Street — And It’s Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen Before  Business Insider   November 3, 2011    The march started at the Vietnam Memorial on Water Street. Image: Robert Johnson – Business Insider                   To see the full slide show click here. Robert Johnson & Linette Lopez WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check […]

Video: Keith Olbermann – Veterans For Peace Board member at Rumsfeld protest in Boston

Veterans For Peace Treasurer and Board member Nate Goldshlag interviewed by Keith Olbermann about the attempted citizens arrest on Donald Rumsfeld Sept. 26, 2011. Nate also asks Keith to come to Freedom Plaza October 6th. Uploaded by nategold1 on Sep 28, 2011 WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” […]

“Billionaries” Find Unrest Among Their Subjects: “Action is the Antidote to Despair”

“Action is the Antidote to Despair” The “Billionaires” note that people on the street are noticeably angrier with the current state of affairs. WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) has been interviewing people all summer at Nicollet Mall on Farmers’ Market Thursdays. We weren’t able to get video of all the people who are furious with […]