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Submitted by tnjp on March 23, 2008 - 3:51pm.
To commemorate the beginning of the sixth year of the illegal, immoral, and unjust war of aggression against the people of Iraq, local political activists and citizens of all stripes gathered at Lake Ella in Tallahassee on Wednesday March 19th as evening fell.
Turnout was lower than expected due to a driving rainstorm. Still, approximately one hundred turned out to raise voice and witness to the disastrous (pick your adjective) misadventure in Iraq.
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Submitted by tnjp on November 18, 2007 - 6:57pm.
Deceased Marine’s Gravesite Vandalized Submitted by davidswanson on Sat, 2007-11-17
Walpole, Massachusetts – In a Boston suburb, vandals defaced the gravestone of a 20-year-old Marine who lost his life to a sniper’s bullet while on his second tour of duty on Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, USMC was laid to rest on September 4, 2004 in Rural Cemetery located in Walpole, Massachusetts, and the site of a family-owned plot. “The vandalism took place sometime prior to September 28th“, according to Carlos Arredondo, Alex’s father who last visited the gravesite days before...
Submitted by tnjp on November 15, 2007 - 3:52pm.
Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2007(CBS) They are the casualties of wars you don’t often hear about - soldiers who die of self-inflicted wounds. Little is known about the true scope of suicides among those who have served in the military.
Submitted by tnjp on November 14, 2007 - 2:26pm.
Please support Iraq Veterans Against the War and their public investigation of the atrocities occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan. The following statement contains a brief explanation of what IVAW is doing and a statement of support that you can sign by clicking on the link to IVAW's web page.
This statement will be the basis for a national advertisement and will help us generate attention and funds for this project.
They saw it for themselves, now --with your support-- they'll tell it for themselves.
Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan
Over three days in January, these soldiers testified on the systematic brutality they had seen visited upon the people of Vietnam. They called it the Winter Soldier investigation, after Thomas Paine's famous admonishing of the "summer soldier" who shirks his duty during difficult times. In a time of war and lies, the veterans who gathered in Detroit knew it was their duty to tell the truth...
Submitted by tnjp on November 13, 2007 - 9:56pm.
18 Veterans Arrested in Antiwar Protest...
Submitted by tnjp on November 12, 2007 - 5:08pm.
We had our Veterans Day die-in protest today at 11am (11-11-11). It was a powerful experience with 16 people "dying" 10 minutes at a time... 2 different locations on busy touristy St. George St. In St. Augustine, FL). We had some wonderful support and encouragement but way too much of an angry response. Still, people were yelling.."We got rid of Saddam"," We are fighting for freedom" and a cop overheard calling us "idiots".
However, I know we made an impact, we made people uncomfortable and reminded them that people actually do die in a war. Here are pictures on Webshot and also here is an article written for our Independent paper, The Collective Press.
"Because they're tired, honey."...
Submitted by tnjp on November 9, 2007 - 6:43pm.
This brings back memories of the Tallahassee Veterans Parade circa 2003 (see story below), when local anti-war veteran Tom Baxter and 30 others were kicked out of the Tallahassee parade...
The L.A. chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War was recently denied permission to march in the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade on the grounds that they do not "represent the spirit of the parade." On November 7 members of IVAW, Veterans For Peace and Military Families Speak Out (whose local contingents were also denied permission to march) spoke before a meeting of the Long Beach City Council and asked the Council to overturn the Parade Committee's decision to ban them from the march. The Council denied their request...
Submitted by tnjp on October 29, 2007 - 10:30pm.
Submitted by tnjp on September 30, 2007 - 3:17pm.
Josh's medals were mailed to Mr. Rumsfeld care of Stanford University...
Submitted by Carol on September 19, 2007 - 5:55pm.
On September 15th 2007 the Iraq Veterans Against the War led a 100,000 strong march of anti-war protestors from the White House to the Capitol building. They were supported by the Veterans for Peace. Along the way the marchers were harrassed by a pro-war gathering.
Submitted by tnjp on September 7, 2007 - 11:32pm.
See Video - www.tnjp.org/node/203
Submitted by tnjp on August 29, 2007 - 9:05pm.
Iraq War Veteran Evan Knappenberger Sounds Alarm on Back Door Draft
Submitted by tnjp on August 27, 2007 - 3:55pm.
Tower Guard Vigil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marie Marchand, Executive Director
VET’S WEBSITE: www.TowerGuard.org
Iraq War Veteran Evan Knappenberger, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, erected his 6 ft. scaffold on the Mall in Washington, DC this morning as part of a weeklong 24hr/day Tower Guard vigil. Knappenberger is drawing attention to the US military’s STOP-LOSS and INACTIVE RESERVE policies, which he submits are being used as a substitute for conscription in a political war. The vigil will run through Saturday, September 1st...
Submitted by tnjp on August 6, 2007 - 6:26pm.
Submitted by tnjp on July 2, 2007 - 5:25pm.
Anti-war Iraq veterans arrested at Ft. Benning, Georgia posted Jul 2 2007
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