As The Veteran Suicide Crisis Persists, Washington Turns To Snake Oil And Swamp Creatures

By Jasper Craven and Suzanne Gordon, Battle Borne. -

In mid-August, former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Anthony Principi (2001-2005) worked to get a number of fellow former VA chiefs to sign on to a draft Op-Ed encouraging the House to take up a [...]

On Contact: Truth Of War With Danny Sjursen

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses ‘Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge’ with Danny Sjursen, a combat veteran and West Point graduate. "We talk a [...]

Disabled Iraq Veteran Faces Prison In Alabama For Legal Medical Marijuana

By Today.net. -

Worsley’s ordeal began in 2016 when he and his wife, Eboni, were arrested late one night after stopping for gas. They were traveling through the state on their way to North Carolina, where they [...]

The ‘Wall of Vets’ Continues Long Legacy Of Veteran Activism 

By Brian Trautman,  Peace Voice. -

Military veterans have long been resisting war, promoting positive peace, and defending human and civil rights against state violence and other forms of oppression. They have made significant [...]

I Was Wrong: Congress Isn’t Cowardly; It’s Evil!

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

Now that Congress has shown the "courage" of its combat-continuation "convictions," expect a repeat performance enabling the next (potentially extinctive) war – this time in Europe. As I noted [...]

Vietnam Veteran Sprayed With Chemical Weapon In Portland Protest

By Graig Graziosi, Independent. -

Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a [...]

Wall Of Vets, Grandparents Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Portland, Ore. — The protests have drawn people from all walks of life, and on Friday night, veterans from all over showed up downtown to create a “Wall of Vets” to protect protesters. And [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Unbearable Violence Of Being American

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Intelligence. -

America’s military industrial complex and multiple presidential administrations have funnelled several generations of soldiers through unwinnable wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq [...]

Undercover Patriots

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch. -

It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump’s latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to [...]

Trading One Uniform For Another

By Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

Calls for de-militarization of law enforcement have gained new momentum in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality. That process won’t be easy in a nation where nearly one fifth [...]

Veterans Protest Trump’s Threats To Send Active Duty Military To Cities

By Megan Verlee, CPR News. -

Army veteran Aubrey Rose cuts a striking figure at Denver’s ongoing protests — wearing his formal army jacket with all his ribbons and medals, he’s come day after day to march with an upside-down [...]

Veterans For Peace Calls On The Minnesota National Guard To Stand Down

By Veterans for Peace. -

Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to [...]

Minnesota National Guard: Stand Down For Black Lives

By About Face: Veterans Against the War, Medium. -

We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what’s at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in your own country. As your neighbors fill [...]

Memorial Day Panel By US Anti-war Veterans

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

A group of anti-war veteran activists discuss how they view Memorial Day through the lens of their time in the military and their work afterwards. The guest list included Matthew Hoh, Clifton [...]

On Contact: High Rates Of Suicide Among Combat Veterans

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Matthew Hoh, former US Marines company commander, about the high rates of veteran suicides. Hoh served two tours in Iraq as a Marine and also worked [...]