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VETERAN’S DAY — Once A Marine

WARNING: Graphic language and descriptions of War.  Not suitable for children. View with caution This is a screening of a film which follows a group of Marines on multiple deployments to Afghanistan and brings home the horrors of War and … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War: Information Clearing House – ICH

“After 15 years, the only winners in the War on Terror have been the contractors.” Scott Camil An article from Information Clearing House remembering how our government and their allies reacted to 9/11 and the cost we are still paying today for … Continue reading

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Our George Orwell/Noam Chomsky paradox: Let’s decipher the doublethink media and government peddles about U.S. foreign policy – Salon.com

A thoughtful look at US foreign Policy not brong to us by MSM or .gov!: Doublethink allows the U.S. government and media to apply its attention and ire selectively while maintaining that the U.S. supports democracy and opposes human rights abuses … Continue reading

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New Members and the UF SDS Chapter plus Occupy join our Picket

Vets for Peace and CCAWT (Community Coalition Against War and Terrorism) Have been picketing together since 2003.  Today we were joined by new VFP members, Members of Occupy and of the UF Chapter of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) … Continue reading

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Arupa’s moving obituary of Pat Fitzpatrick

Dear friends, As most of you know by now, our dear friend and brother Pat Fitzpatrick died last night at the VA Hospital.  He had been ill and in considerable pain for two years, but continued his work and his … Continue reading

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John Oliver Recruits Helen Mirren to Read Senate’s Torture Report | Rolling Stone

‘Last Week Tonight’ host speaks out against gruesome “enhanced interrogation” techniques “If enhanced interrogation were not torture, which it is, and even if torture did work, which it doesn’t, America should not be a country that tortures people,” the host … Continue reading

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Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance by Henry Giroux

I have long thought that the Imperial violence the US has imposed on the rest of the world is coming home to roost.  Giroux describes it in powerful but horrifying prose. Outfitted with full riot gear, submachine guns, armored vehicles … Continue reading

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So long from Sarasota – See you all soon!

Our sessions are ending but we still have  a lot of networking to do.  Se you all at the May VFP meeting and Thanks to VFP for sending us to this amazing conference! There will be more pictures on the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Process Part Two

Michael continues this afternoon to offer information on the Entrepreneurial process.  Right now he is talking about the types of research you need to do to start a business with lots of examples of Veteran businesses.  You need to research … Continue reading

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Nadine’s Small Business

Nadine is the lead organizer of this conference and she is also a woman vet small business Entrepreneur.  Here is our own Nancy Shebenek modeling some of Nadine’s work.  She does T shirts for women Veterans and her business is … Continue reading

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