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Veterans Call on US to Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty
On July 7th, 2017, the United Nations (UN), in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons . Months of negotiations involving over 130 countries began in March of this year, culminating in a final draft endorsed...
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Iraq and Afghanistan: The $6 Trillion Bill for America’s Longest War Is Unpaid
On Memorial Day, we pay respects to the fallen from past wars – including the more than one million American soldiers killed in the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. Yet the nation’s longest and most expensive war is the one that is still going on. In addition to nearly 7,000...
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Stop Trump’s Privatization Agenda
President Trump is said to be preparing to privatize key public services, including the Veterans Administration (VA), public schools, and public broadcasting, expanding private prisons and launching a privatized infrastructure program. Republicans in Congress want to go even further, to privatize...
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Rethinking The Cost of War
What if casualties don’t end on the battlefield, but extend to future generations? Our reporting this year suggests the government may not want to know the answer
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How Standing Rock Solved My 2016, First World Problems
2016 was a rough year. After Nov. 8, it became almost unlivable. In my case, a sustained state of anxiety and depression erupted occasionally into nausea and panic. Behaviors buried since the Bush era made their reappearance, and I even did some brand-new things, like physically threaten someone...
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For-Profit Schools See Veterans as 'Nothing More Than Dollar Signs in Uniform'
A new report from the Department of Education shows that nearly 200 colleges are profiting from a legal loophole that allows them to target veterans for G.I. bill money
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Why I Answered the Call for Veterans to Go to Standing Rock
At Standing Rock, for the first time, I felt like I was finally serving the people.
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Veterans link arms during a prayer action at Standing Rock on Monday. News
Veterans at Standing Rock Ready to Take Clean Water Fight to Flint
'Our people are suffering. They are suffering in Standing Rock. They are suffering in Flint.'
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The Antiwar Tour
Two American veterans journeyed to Japan to apologize for US war crimes. They found a growing grassroots antiwar movement.
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Veterans and water protectors unite in prayer, calling for an end to the entire Dakota Access Pipeline project, in the midst of a blizzard Monday. News
'We Are Protectors': After DAPL Decision, Tribal Members Look to the Future of Pipeline Fight
"We've built a movement of movements. So what are going to do next? We're going to keep on going."
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