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 [...]

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 [...]