A Mental Health Movement protest in Chicago on April 17, 2012. (Photo: sierraromeo [sarah-ji]) The Wild Unadulterated Joy of Revolt Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:09By Natalie W. and Aaron Cynic, Diatribe Media | News Analysis For more than a week, a coalition of Chicago activists including patients and staff from the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, representatives from the [...]
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The Wild Unadulterated Joy of Revolt Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:09By Natalie W. and Aaron Cynic, Diatribe Media | News Analysis
Phyllis Bennis: The Phases of War: Public Rejects Afghanistan War, Iraq’s Almost Ending — and Who Doesn’t Want War With Iran?
GETTY IMAGES 4 MONTHS AGONEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02: Members of the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and dozens of other uniformed veterans known as ‘Veterans of the 99%’ prepare to march from VietnamVeterans Plaza to Zucotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street movement is centered on November 2, 2011 in New York City. The [...]
War in Afghanistan Is Mutiny by a Different Name The troops are protesting “by any other means” their entrapment in a no-win landscape where Washington politicians keep a war going beyond the limit of sanity. March 13, 2012 | “Any person who…with intent to usurp or override lawful military authority, refuses, in concert with any other [...]
A military base ‘on the brink’ The toll of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is catching up with the Washington state communities near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the form of suicides, slayings and more.
The memorial flier from Army Staff Sgt. Jared Hagemann’s funeral. He died of a gunshot wound to the head this year after eight combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as another deployment to Afghanistan loomed. (Elaine Thompson, Associated Press / December 26, 2011) ALSO Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program aims to equip troops mentally [...]
How Many U.S. Soldiers Were Wounded in Iraq? Guess Again. By Dan Froomkin December 30, 2011 “Information Clearing House” - Reports about the end of the war in Iraq routinely describe the toll on the U.S. military the way the Pentagon does: 4,487 dead, and 32,226 wounded. The death count is accurate. But the [...]
The Pentagon hasn’t come close to solving the PTSD crisis plaguing the current generation of troops. And the top brass looks like it’s ready to try anything — like a major push into a cutting-edge, controversial realm of treatment. One that’d see military personnel popping a pill to wipe away the fear [...]
Image via Wikipedia U.S. Army Assaults Its Biggest Fan By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/content/us-army-assaults-its-biggest-fan One of the most valuable benefits of putting political action into the form of nonviolent encampments is that we learn each other’s stories as we occupy our public parks and squares. Here’s a story from the October2011 occupation in Freedom Plaza, Washington, [...]
Earlier this year a house subcommittee held a hearing focused on sexual assault and violence against women in the military and at the academies [Getty] Sexual assault within the ranks of the military is not a new problem. It is a systemic problem that has necessitated that the military conduct its own annual reporting on the [...]
Dozens of Father’s days; Decades of Grief Submitted by brasch on Sun, 2011-06-19 15:56 Afghanistan Casualties Veterans by Walter Brasch Christopher Kenneth Frison is seven months old. He’s too young to understand Father’s Day. And he’s certainly far too young to be able to get an allowance or a job to buy a card and [...]