As A Veteran, I Refuse To Celebrate War

By Rory Fanning, Truthout. -

As a veteran who is also an antiwar activist, I find Veterans Day to be a toxic holiday. On Veterans Day, we are asked to ignore all the horrors of U.S. militarism for the “sake” of the veteran — [...]

And The Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury And Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, Counterpunch.org -

I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with [...]

Open Wounds, Open Wars: Veterans And The Fight For Our Lives, Against Empire

By Eleanor Goldfield, Popular Resistance. -

We need to be open and honest about what the empire means and how we all suffer from it – and how these diverse but shared experiences can be our strength, not our fault lines. As we rattle [...]

Fifty Years Ago Today, US Soldiers Joined The Vietnam Moratorium Protests In Mass Numbers

By Derek Seidman, Jacobinmag.com -

Fifty years ago today, the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam protests swept the entire United States and showed that the antiwar movement was undeniably mainstream. Soldiers who had fought in [...]

Veterans, Anti-War Activists Protest Proposed Air Force Base Expansion In Nevada

By Miranda Willson, M.lasvegassun.com -

Las Vegas-area veterans joined anti-war activists outside Nellis Air Force Base for a protest against the proposed expansion of the Nevada Test and Training Range. The approximately 25 [...]

The VA As Workers’ Comp: Why Socialized Medicine For Veterans Is Worth Defending

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Counterpunch.org -

Think of America’s forever wars as a funnel between the largest and second largest federal government departments. Entering at the top of the funnel, via the Department of Defense (DOD), are poor [...]

USS Liberty Veterans Banned Forever From Am Legion Nat’l Convention

By Staff, Israelpalestinenews.org -

“You will not discuss the attack with anyone. Once the Court of Inquiry findings are released you will not contradict them. This order will remain in effect after you are discharged from the [...]

Iranian War Veteran Gives Advice To Trump

By Habib Ahmadzadeh, Codepink.org -

In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the [...]

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 [...]