For Memorial Day, Here Is How We Stop All Wars

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

For Memorial Day week, Clearing the FOG speaks with David Swanson, the cofounder and executive director of World Beyond War, an international organization that is working to abolish all war. [...]

Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans

By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press. -

Juneau, AL - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural [...]

Vietnam Veterans Descended On The Capitol 50 Years Ago This Week

By Chris Lombardi, Waging Nonviolence. -

On Sunday, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” profiled the Oath Keepers, a white-supremacist veterans’ group founded when President Barack Obama assumed office. The program traced the group’s history from [...]

At Least 36% Of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By The US Military

By David Swanson, Counterpunch. -

It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There’s no need to have any contact with [...]

On Contact: America’s Endless War

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Erik Edstrom, combat veteran and former platoon commander, about America's endless war. Edstrom is a decorated soldier who led combat missions in [...]

Indirect Deaths

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

“I got out of the Marines and within a few years, 15 of my buddies had killed themselves,” one veteran rifleman who served two tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2011 said to me [...]

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 [...]