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Thank You For Making War! (or Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers)
Celebrating War Over and Over and Peace Once
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The Last Days of Tomas Young
Tomas Young was shot and paralyzed below his waist in Iraq in April 2004 when he and about 20 other U.S. soldiers were ambushed while riding in the back of an Army truck. He died of his wounds Nov. 10, 2014, at the age of 34. His final months were marked by a desperate battle to ward off the...
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Tomas Young’s Last Letter to Bush, Cheney
The courageous journey of seriously wounded Iraq War veteran, Tomas Young, ended this past Monday, nearly eleven years after he was ambushed in a wholly exposed military truck. He passed away in Seattle while being lovingly cared for by his wife Claudia. Tomas did not go quietly, despite his being...
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Tomas Young, Rest in Peace
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side. He was one...
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The Last Letter
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran
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Iraq War Veteran, Outspoken War Critic Tomas Young Dead at 34
On how he wanted to be remembered: 'I fought as hard as I could to keep another me from coming back to Iraq'
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Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?
"Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…"
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One My Lai a Month
“When somebody asks, ‘Why do you do it to a gook, why do you do this to people?’ your answer is, ‘So what, they’re just gooks, they’re not people. It doesn’t make any difference what you do to them; they’re not human.’ “And this thing is built into you,” Cpl. John Geymann testified almost 44 years...
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Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George
This is just one of many article's remembering our friend, Afghanistan war veteran, healer, and activist Jacob George. Please also see " Remembering Jacob George " by Jacob's close friend and fellow Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War (AVAW) Committee member Brock...
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'War is the Antithesis of Motherhood:' A Voice From Puerto Rico
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War , along with allies from various peace and justice organizations, congregated at the Woodbine Ecological Center in Sadalia, Colorado last month to attend the 2014 IVAW National Convention and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the post-9/11-era anti-war...
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