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 [...]

Vets Say We Need A Strong VA To Combat Coronavirus And Win Medicare For All

By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org -

The Department of Veterans Affairs serves as a backup health care system in a national health emergency. Not many know about the Department of Veterans Affairs’s (VA) so-called “fourth [...]

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 [...]