VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure Of Key Facilities

By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle, Prospect.org -

At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, Roe [...]

Under Guise Of “Choice”: Trump Launches Assault On Veterans’ Care

By Steve Early, Counterpunch.org -

On June 6th, the Trump Administration launched what it calls a “revolution” in veterans’ health care. If that date rings a bell, it’s because, on June 6, 1944, American soldiers and their allies [...]

95-Year-Old Woman Veteran On A Hunger Strike For Children Of Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela As Victims

Sally Alice Thompson is 95 years old and she is on a hunger strike for the children, children who are victims of the U.S. government's sanctions and war mongering on the countries where they live [...]

U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

My grandparents were used as pawns serving the US army in aiding them on the Ho Chi Minh trail. They served in The Secret War, and when the US lost the Vietnam war the Hmong were left to die in [...]

US Veterans Attacked, Arlington West Memorial Desecrated On Memorial Day

By Frank Dorrel, Popular Resistance -

In the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica was desecrated and its veteran volunteers attacked.   The intrusion took place [...]

Shannon Airport Case Involving US War Veterans Adjourned Until May

By Cathy Halloran, Rte.ie -

A case involving two US war veterans, accused of trespassing and causing damage to the perimeter fence at Shannon Airport last month, has been adjourned until 8 May next. Eighty-two-year-old Ken [...]

Two Former US Soldiers Have Been Arrested After An Alleged Security Breach At Shannon Airport This Morning.

By Michael Staines, Newstalk.com -

The pair are members of ‘US Veterans for Peace’ – an international organisation dedicated to “building a culture of peace and exposing the true costs of war.” The group has been in Ireland in [...]

The VA Is Privatizing Veterans’ Health Care While Launching A Campaign To Deny It

By Suzanne Gordon, Prospect.org -

Acutely aware that its privatization plan has little support among veterans, the VA has launched a PR blitz to obscure what it's doing. The Trump administration’s multipronged effort to privatize [...]

Privatizing The VA: Vets Wait Longer, Corporations Make Billions

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Jon Greenberg, Propublica.org -

For years, conservatives have assailed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a dysfunctional bureaucracy. They said private enterprise would mean better, easier-to-access health care for [...]

Judge Rules Veterans With PTSD Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Discharge Classification

By John Bowden, Thehill.com -

A federal judge in Connecticut ruled Thursday in favor of thousands of veterans seeking to sue the federal government alleging they were discharged due to infractions related to untreated mental [...]

Eleven Military-Intelligence Democrats Win US House Seats

By Patrick Martin, WSWS -

With the victory of Jared Golden, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, a total of 11 Democrats with military or intelligence backgrounds have won [...]

Veterans Reject Liberty Medal Award For George W. Bush

By About Face Media, Popular Resistance. -

Philadelphia, PA (November 11, 2018) – Members of About Face: Veterans Against the War (formally Iraq Veterans Against the War) gave testimonies of war while participants of the Liberty Medal [...]

Military Family Member Returns Freedom Medal to George W. Bush

By Popular Resistance. -

On November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Stacy Bannerman of Military Family Speaks Out and author of "911 Homefront: How Families of Veterans are Wounded by War" attended the [...]

Iraq Veterans, Military Families To Give Bush, Biden Folded Flags And Freedom Medal On Veterans Day

By Stacy Bannerman, Popular Resistance. -

Former VP Joe Biden will present former President George W. Bush with this year’s Liberty Medal at 5:00 pm, Sunday, November 11, at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, for his commitment [...]

Your Commander-in-Chief Is Lying To You: Veterans Issue Open Letter To Active Duty US Soldiers

By Rory Fanning, Commondreams.org -

Your Commander-in-chief is lying to you. You should refuse his orders to deploy to the southern U.S. border should you be called to do so. Despite what Trump and his administration are saying, [...]