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Veterans


Veterans Groups Condemn Trump as 'A National Disgrace' Over Reports He Called Fallen Soldiers 'Losers' and 'Suckers'

"Donald Trump does not respect our men and women in uniform. He does not respect their families. He does not respect veterans."

Jake Johnson ·


Lawmakers Rebuke Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Using 'Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Cruel, Painful Experiments on Dogs'

"Congress needs to pass legislation to permanently ban these gruesome experiments."

Jon Queally ·


Veterans Go to Washington, So What?

The vet conundrum and America's wars.

Nan Levinson ·


AFL-CIO's Veteran Council Demands Resignation of Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chair Over Violent Clearing of Lafayette Square

"President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of our military, who failed in this responsibility, to step down."

Jon Queally ·


'Do the Right Thing': Veterans Call On National Guard Members to Refuse to Deploy Against Protesters

"It is asinine for a rich man hiding in a bunker to ask these troops, most of whom probably signed up to pay for access to college and healthcare, to take actions that will inevitably lead to more violence and haunt them for the rest of their lives."

Andrea Germanos ·


Can the COVID War Become a Fight for Health Care Democracy?

Americans must make it known that we can’t fight a war and then simply go on to live flourishing lives without a basic guarantee to quality medical care.

Russell Weaver ·


Celebrated to Death: Memorial Day Is Killing Us

The betrayal of the American soldier.

Erik Edstrom ·


Moral Injury and the Pandemic of Violence

People still need help for more than just COVID-19. The blowback of our wars is still with us, complicating the present moment.

Robert C. Koehler ·


'A New Roadblock': IRS Gives Social Security Recipients Until Wednesday to File for $500 Payments for Their Children

"It is impossible to tell from the outside if this latest outrage is the result of incompetence, mean-spiritedness, or both."

Jake Johnson ·


The Afghanistan Papers and a Mother's Question

We must stop the killing, take the trillions of dollars devoted to endless war and instead invest in our people, invest in our environment, and invest in our future. 

Mary Hladky ·

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