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By Sylvia McGauley | from Rethinking Schools Air Force JROTC students from Buena Park High School, Coronado, California, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Hermes Crespo “Will you please write me a letter of recommendation for the Navy, Ms. McGauley? You’re my best class.” Thanh was enrolled in the recently established Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps […]

The Human Cost of War: IVAW Testimony ~ Jacob David George at First Unitarian Church Jacob David George – veteran of three tours in Operation Enduring Freedom; cyclist; musician; member Iraq Veterans Against the War; Coordinator of Operation Awareness and A Ride Till the End In April 2013 we opened the doors of our church […]

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By Debra Sweet It was heartbreaking to hear of the suicide of Jacob David George last week.  He had been sent to Afghanistan three times with the Marines, from the age of 19-22.  We met him in NYC on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, just on the even of OWS.  An Arkansan, he rode his […]

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By Lauren McCauley An insider in the U.S. military’s covert drone war has confirmed what critics of the killing program have long-warned: the program is far more “dangerous” than the government admits. In an op-ed published in Salon on Tuesday, the unnamed former Air Force imagery analyst writes, “I was the only line of defense between keeping someone alive […]

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As the 2014-2015 high school and college year starts, we send you our greetings and best wishes for a rewarding year. The We Are Not Your Soldiers project is ready to visit your school or classroom with Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans to talk about their on-the-ground experience in occupying countries, where civilians pay the price. We also […]

An article published in The Christian Science Monitor on July 25, 2014 describes the toxic effects US troops suffer from the burn pits on military bases.  At World Can’t Wait’s panel at the Left Forum on June 1, 2014 environmental toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani gave a detailed description of these pits and the horrendous suffering they […]

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By Seth Kershner From Occupy.com | Original Article   As a journalist and researcher, I’ve spent the last several years investigating the expanding network of links between public education and the U.S. military. With my colleague Scott Harding, I’ve also been researching the grassroots response to this phenomenon: the counter-recruitment movement. Activists along with outspoken […]

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By Debra Sweet A hearty “thank you” to Courage to Resist, which just issued a call to “all U.S. military personnel to resist any effort to pursue a new military attack on Iraq via troops, bombs, drones or any other means.  In keeping with our Mission Statement, we affirm that, just as there was never […]

Some folks are born made to wave the flag Ooh, they’re red white and blue It ain’t me, it ain’t me I ain’t no senator’s son This Vietnam wartime song (1969) puts a spotlight on the unequal sacrifices hidden by patriotic spouting.

A World Can’t Wait Panel at the Left Forum, June 1, 2014 CUNY has restored ROTC on a number of campuses after it was driven out by protest 40 years ago. General David Petraeus, architect of the “surge” in Iraq, one-time CENTCOM and CIA Director, is teaching at Macaulay Honors College. The US military is […]

A World Can’t Wait Panel at the Left Forum, June 1, 2014 CUNY has restored ROTC on a number of campuses after it was driven out by protest 40 years ago. General David Petraeus, architect of the “surge” in Iraq, one-time CENTCOM and CIA Director, is teaching at Macaulay Honors College. The US military is […]

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By Annie Pentilla From Tikkun Daily | Original Article Aaron Hughes didn’t know he wanted to be an artist. He was just twenty years old in 2003, a student studying industrial design at University of Illinois, when he was suddenly summoned to fight in the United States’ second war with Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I was […]