Iraq Veterans Against the War

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy group of veterans and active-duty U.S. military personnel who have served since September 11, 2001. IVAW’s Right to Heal Initiative is focused on holding the U.S. government accountable for human right violations of the health of Iraqis, Afghans and U.S. veterans. IVAW currently has over 2,500 members in fifty states, as well as in Canada, Europe, and Afghanistan.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iraq Veterans Against the War Statement on the Crisis in Iraq
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) – an organization comprised of individuals who served or continue to serve in the US Military following September 11, 2001 – calls on Congress, the President, and his administration to reject the use of violence and militarism in response to the current outbreak of violence in Iraq.
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Fort Hood Leadership Exposed for Unethical Healthcare Practices
This Memorial Day a national group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans marked the solemn holiday by exposing a series of unethical healthcare practices at the largest Army post in the country, Fort Hood, that puts soldiers' lives at risk and compounds the pressure on an overwhelmed VA.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Iraq Civil Society Leaders and U.S. Veterans Hold Hearing on Lasting Impacts of Iraq War
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 26, U.S. veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies will hold a people’s hearing to present their testimony on the ongoing health crisis caused by toxic munitions and burn pits used by the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq; sexual violence in the U.S. military and the destructive effects of multiple deployments on veterans; and the U.S. government’s role in sectarian violence in Iraq.
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Military Veterans to Protest Sen. Kirk's Bill Undermining Negotiations with Iran
On Tuesday, December 31st, U.S. military veterans will join peace activists for a press conference and emergency picket outside of the downtown office of Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, to oppose his impending introduction of a bill they fear will ratchet up the possibility of a military conflict with Iran. They’ll gather for the action at noon at the northwest corner of Jackson and Dearborn, outside the Federal Building.
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Friday, September 06, 2013
Post 9-11 Veterans Oppose U.S. Military Strikes in Syria
In the wake of a horrific attack on Syrian civilians, President Obama and a bipartisan team of hawkish congress members are rushing the US towards military intervention in Syria. The post 9/11 veterans who make up Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) remember all too well the lead up to wars that sent many service members on repeated deployments to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and surrounding countries. Now these veterans call for diplomacy and an alternative to military strikes that will inevitably lead to more civilian deaths and a destabilized region.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
NATO Call to Action: March with Veterans for Justice and Reconciliation
We, Afghanistan and Iraq veterans from around the country, will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously return our medals to NATO generals. We were awarded these medals for serving in the Global War on Terror, a war based on lies and failed polices. This endless war has killed hundreds of thousands, stripped the humanity of all involved, and drained our communities of trillions of dollars, diverting funds from schools, clinics, libraries, and other public goods.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Iraq War is Not Over; We're Still Fighting the War at Home
Recently the media has been filled with announcements that the war in Iraq has finally ended. But in a war fought not only by enlisted foot soldiers, but also largely by corporations, mercenaries, and drones, what constitutes an end?
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Iraq Veterans Against the War Board of Directors Releases Official Statement on Occupy Movement
Veterans are a part of the 99%.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Military Veterans Join the 99% on Wall Street
Military veterans will walk in uniform to join the Occupy Wall Street protests this Wednesday (Nov. 2nd).
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Stand in Solidarity March 19th: Madison, Wisconsin
Iraq Veterans Against the War calls on all veterans and peace organizations to mobilize to Madison, Wisconsin on March 19th, the 8th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, to stand in solidarity with workers organizing for their rights. We will be joined in the streets by the AFL-CIO, union members, and their supporters:
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