Iraq Veterans Against the War Deploy for Operation First Casualty

Submitted by tnjp on May 30, 2007 - 10:30am.

On May 23, at the Vietnam Veterans memorial fountain in downtown Chicago, the local chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War assembled and, ... following a few short speeches, left to join other IVAW members in New York City in something called "Operation First Casualty." Aaron Hughes, head of the Chicago chapter of IVWA, explained that, "the first casualty of war is said to be Truth, and we’re here to bring the truth of the war home, to wake people up and hopefully bring some urgency to end this war.” This will be done through street theater actions dramatizing the impact of an occupying army. (Stills of the actions are shown). Barry Romo, national coordinator of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, showing the support of the previous generation of veteran anti-war activists, also provided an historical perspective.

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