Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded & badge of shame – large numbers impoverished, unemployed, struggling with depression, suicide, trauma & marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals…
Right now, a veteran is getting ready to commit suicide. At least 16 will kill themselves on Veterans Day, ending the life they risked for their country
“Let November 11 be a day we celebrate veterans, not of endless bloody war, but of the struggles for peace and equality.” I’m in the same position as this author, but not as eloquent. I co-founded Veterans for Peace Chapter 156 in Medford, OR and was that chapter’s deputy chairman/webmaster until the VFP hierarchy unleashed the VFP October Bomb… Oct 2010 article referenced beneath Truthout’s article in this post…when I found that the VFP hierarchy was strongly ANTI-WAR, not FOR PEACE. This is a situation that, per spiritual laws and Newton’s laws of physics, provides energy TO the concept of war…Think about it…”for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~ Don Chapin
Donald Trump’s directive to American troops to abandon our Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS, leaving them instead wholly at the mercy of invading Turkish forces, has already left an indelible scar on the reputation and credibility of the U.S. military— according to the troops themselves. “It’s a stain on the American conscience.” Of course, in the military, the troops are rarely, if ever, consulted.
Is there an even more elite group than the US Navy SEALs, a group that even the Navy SEALs would rather not do combat with? You will be astounded at the answer!
Trump just disrespected everyone who has ever served: Article written by a veteran angry that Trump asked foreign govts to investigate US citizens
The US Navy confirmed on Tuesday that three sailors assigned to the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia died by suicide in “separate incidents” last week. An Aviation Ordnanceman First Class was found dead at an off-base location on September 14 and died by suicide. A Chief Electronics Technician Nuclear and an Airman were found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in “separate incidents” at off-base locations on September 19.
NNOMY Climate Action for Peace on Peace Day 2019: Video from our friends at the The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) posted for International Day of Peace 2019
With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.