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The ‘Red Dawn’ Case for Cutting U.S. Defense Spending – Businessweek

Despite its less-than-blockbuster performance, Red Dawn turns out to be surprisingly trenchant —though probably not in the way the film’s creators intended. In particular, the movie makes a powerful case for why the U.S. should take a sledgehammer to its … Continue reading

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Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?

Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?. From the testimony as observed by Michael Ratner, This report of the testimony at the trial comes from Michael Ratner President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Go to War |Bill Moyers interviews Marine combat veteran on War and PTSD

Full Show: What It’s Like to Go to War | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com. Karl Marlantes, Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, has written two books on his experiences serving in combat in Vietnam. A Marine who was awarded the … Continue reading

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Breaking Private Manning | The UN Ruled it Torture

“[If] you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington, D.C.… what would you do? … It’s important that it gets out…it might actually … Continue reading

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Scott Camil: A Winter Soldier Carries On

Scott Camil: A Winter Soldier Carries On | Web2Carz. Great Article about our VFP coordinator, Scott Camil.  The article gives a good comprehensive history of Scot’s career as a Marine and a peace activist. It also illustrates Scott’s strength as … Continue reading

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The Drone War Continues

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Bring Me Home: Is this the future Our Children Should Face?

POWERFUL! This 52 Second Clip Will Produce A Lump In Your Throat – Democratic Underground. Many of our soldiers serving Afghanistan today were Elementary school students when the War started.  What will our present day 8 and 9 year old … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureates Salute Bradley Manning

Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu,known as the conscience of South Africa< Adolpho Perez Esquivel, a champion of nonviolent solutions in South America and Mairead Maguire who worked to end conflict in Northern Ireland all salute the efforts of Bradley Manning … Continue reading

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Cpl. Aaron Mankin (as seen on Maddow) at Iraq & Afghanistan Vet fundraiser speaks of the Cost of War

This reflects a Vietnam service memory that will always haunt me. We were visiting the Medi-vac. A young soldier was celebrating his 21st birthday. I, a 23 year old member of the air-force serving in Vietnam, watched the scene as … Continue reading

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Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year’s numbers – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. According to the Army says there were 20 possible suicides … Continue reading

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