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The Other Victims of US Burns Pits Were the Iraqi and Afghan People

The close to $700 billion appropriated in the PACT ACT for the next ten years will help alleviate some suffering caused by Halliburton’s war profiteering, but only for U.S. victims. It won’t do a thing for the people in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Amy Goodman ·


The Sacralization of War, American-Style

The violent infrastructure of this nation is like a noxious vine with destructive results for us all, but few connect this to other rising forms of violence in the U.S.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug ·


The Antiwar Movement That Could Not End a War

Many of the soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan came to recognize the failure of those military actions. But why didn't more Americans take up the campaign to end two such pointless wars?

Nan Levinson ·


Anti-War Veterans Group Issues Its Own 'Nuclear Posture Review'

Released ahead of a Biden administration report, the assessment warns that the danger of nuclear war is greater than ever.

Jessica Corbett ·


100+ Peace, Green Groups Back Barbara Lee's Resolution to Cut Pentagon's Climate Impact

"Veterans see first-hand the cost of war and it is imperative that we work to minimize the Pentagon's carbon footprint."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Hanging Your Constituents Out to Dry': 5 Sinema Advisers Quit in Protest

"You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people."

Brett Wilkins ·


We Need a National Rite of Passage That Doesn't Include War

Volunteering to serve a murderous lie is not a rite of passage, it's a recruitment goal. For many, it's a step into hell. Real service is not a farce, and it involves more than limitless obedience to a medal-bedecked higher authority.

Robert C. Koehler ·


What Americans Don’t Want to Hear About Our Moral Crimes of War

Valorizing, pathologizing, and demonizing vets are all ways of refusing to listen to the actual experiences of those who carry out our wars.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug ·


Deported Veterans Initiative Could Fulfill Biden Promise to 'Bring Them Back'

"Deported veterans are exiled from the country they were willing to die for, and their deportation prevents them from accessing the V.A. benefits they earned and that they are legally entitled to."

Brett Wilkins ·


Advocates Cheer VA Move to Offer Trans Vets Gender Confirmation Surgery

"Every veteran deserves to have access to the health care that they need, and the VA is working to make sure that includes transgender veterans as well."

Brett Wilkins ·


We Could Have Greened Half the US Electrical Grid With $2.26 Wasted on Afghan War

Much of the money spent in Afghanistan was wasted and disappeared into a fog of corruption.

Juan Cole ·

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