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'Thank You For Rescuing Me': Watch Once-Suicidal Veteran Offer Sanders His Flight Jacket During Heartfelt Exchange
"It's a jacket that you earned and I want you to keep it," responded the 2020 Democratic candidate, who accepted a flight patch instead.
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By the time the campaign was over, Raqqa, like a number of other Syrian and Iraqi cities, was in almost complete ruins (Photo: Youtube Screenshot/Gabriel Chaim) Views
Moral Injury and America’s Endless Conflicts
A legacy of a new kind of war.
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In 2012, for the first time in our history, American service members began to die by suicide at higher rates than civilians. Today, they are more likely to take their own lives than to perish in combat. (Photo: Balazs Gardi/flickr/cc) Views
Bearing Witness to the Costs of War
On being a military spouse and writing about our post-9/11 wars.
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A close-up of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Views
Missed Opportunity to Recall a Day to ‘Perpetuate Peace’
Absent in media coverage of Veterans Day was discussion of the way to honor veteran.
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Risking Lives in Endless US Wars Is Morally Wrong and a Strategic Failure
Too often ignored is the far greater number of lives that are lost not on the battlefield but at home, not from the enemy’s guns but from our veterans’ own hands.
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In 1954, Armistice Day was replaced with Veterans Day, and so our public celebration of peace and an end to war became a rally to “support the troops,” a state and federal day off, and a platform for military recruitment. (Photo: Archive/File) Views
Celebrating Peace: A Work in Progress
For far too long, war has won.
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The reality is that almost EVERY SINGLE domestic platform on a progressive agenda can be funded by the overinflated military budget. (Photo by Cliff Wells / Veterans for Peace) Views
Reclaiming Armistice Day
As I hear the messages of militarism, I’ll be holding up hope (and a sign!) that seeks to reclaim a moment that is rooted in justice and ending wars that disrupt livelihoods and take resources from people around the globe.
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Think now of young men or women home from Iraq or Afghanistan, Somalia or Panama, Vietnam or Korea, the woods of Europe or the islands of the Pacific, what they have done cannot be undone, all the words of assurance that their actions were not murder cannot be justified, and nothing can clean the haunting blood from their hands. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Robert Reeves) Views
And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide
The only way to prevent veterans from killing themselves is to prevent them from going to war.
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 As awareness and activism grows among young people around the climate crisis, immigration, racism, gun violence and the Trump administration, we show the connections between these issues and U.S. wars. (Photo: via EuroYankee) Views
Helping Students Keep Their Humanity by Not Signing Up for War
We Are Not Your Soldiers brings exposure of imperial wars to a generation of youth largely unaware of the crimes being carried out throughout the world in their names.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and the Rise of the 'Shallow State'
Pompeo nauseates me almost more than any other member of the president's inner circle, even though there are far more despicable characters to be found there.
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