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by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot From Propublica | Original Article For decades, the military and the VA have repeatedly turned to one man to guide decisions on whether Agent Orange harmed vets in Vietnam and elsewhere. His reliable answer: No. A few years ago, retired Maj. Wes Carter was picking his […]


From Refuser Solidarity Network Two young women, Tamar Alon, age 18, and Tamar Ze’evi, age 19, will stand before a military tribunal and refuse to serve in the Israeli army. Refuser Solidarity Network is proud to support their campaign along with organizations from around the world. Alon’s photo was taken by Maya Rachlin and Ze’evi’s […]


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By David Swanson From Let’s Try Democracy | Original Article For the past eight years millions of people have expended billions of words speculating about exactly how the United States kills people with missiles from drones (and missiles from other sources, such as manned aircraft, targeting people identified with drones). There is good reason to […]


By Tim Tee I am approaching thirty years in the same sad way that we all do and I am struggling with the idea of the next thirty. I have ideas, I have dreams. I also have a past. How can someone under thirty have a past? I joined the Army, I was bad at […]


By Emma Kaplan From World Can’t Wait | Original Article On August 26, NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick put a lot on the line when he refused to stand for the national anthem. He explained, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people […]


We Are Not Your Soldiers, a project of World Can’t Wait, will start its tenth year of bringing recent veterans of U.S. wars to speak in high schools and colleges. The need to stop US wars for empire against peoples around the world is more urgent than ever. Contact us now to schedule a “We […]

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By Rory Fanning From Jacobin|Original Article Last week San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, saying “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color . . . There are bodies in the street and people […]


Former Army journalist Emily Yates would prefer you not thank her for her service, and she’ll tell you why.

By Pat Elder From World Without War | Original Article Data released by the Department of Defense on August 1st shows the military administered its 3-hour enlistment exam to nearly 700,000 students in 12,000 high schools during the 2013-14 school year, a 2% increase over the prior year. The Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) administers […]


by Carol Dudek and Stephanie Rugoff In early May 2016, We Are Not Your Soldiers hosted a series of talks in high schools and colleges by veterans opposed to the ongoing wars. The article that follows describes one day spent in a New York City high school. “Have you killed any one?” a wide-eyed student […]


By Emily Yates From Truthout | Original Article Emily, Alex and Rishi, all post-9/11 veterans, prepare to talk to students about military recruitment and their experiences in the Army and Marine Corps, at the Pittsburg High School career fair on May 25. (Credit: Siri Margerin) “Excuse me, are you saying negative things about the military?” […]