Posts Tagged ‘Veterans’

75 years later, US World War II veterans celebrate liberation of Paris

PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, US veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate. Now in their 90s, these men aren’t afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that […]

USS Liberty Veterans banned forever from Am Legion Nat’l Convention

On June 8, 1967, 34 American servicemen were killed and 174 were wounded during an Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. According to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer, “Those men were then betrayed and left to die by our own government.” The survivors are still awaiting justice. Survivors of the lethal […]

President Trump Wipes Out Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that totally wipes out all student loan debt for all permanently disabled U.S. military veterans.  “The debt of these disabled veterans will be completely erased,” Trump said. “That’s hundreds of millions of dollars of student loans debt for our disabled veterans that will be completely erased.” The executive order, which […]

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “Not Worth Fighting”

By Jessica Corbett The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in two new surveys that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all “not worth fighting.” The Pew Research Center, for the pair of polls published Wednesday, asked all respondents […]

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ‘Not Worth Fighting’

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Waking Times The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in two new surveys that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all “not worth fighting.” The Pew Research Center, for the pair of polls published Wednesday, […]

7 injured in Pamplona bull run, as veterans decry ‘lack of thrills’ (PHOTOS)

The sit-down protest by several regular attendees took place Thursday morning at the start of the fifth bull run of this year’s event. The San Fermin festival sees spectators and participants line the narrow, winding streets before being chased by rampaging bulls along a 875 meter (950-yard) concourse through the medieval city. Adherent has been […]

VA Extends Agent Orange Presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

www.veteranstodayarchives.com Health Editor’s Note: If you were serving offshore of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 you may have been exposed to Agent Orange. You may be eligible for a presumptive service connected disability. Read this carefully…Carol By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is […]

German far-right hosting lectures by Nazi veterans, security agency warns

German neo-Nazis are hosting Waffen-SS and Hitler youth veterans as inspirational speakers in an attempt to radicalize young people, Germany’s domestic security agency warned in a recent report. According to German news magazine Focus, which gained access to the classified document by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, around 60 such meetings […]

US Department of Veterans Affairs bans smoking at all healthcare facilities

   All Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities will be completely smoke-free by October, with all forms of tobacco use, including e-cigarettes and vaping, banned from facility grounds, officials announced in a news release Monday. The policy change, first published by the Veterans Health Administration in early March, ends the use of designated smoking […]

Shannon Airport Case Involving US War Veterans Adjourned Until May

Shannon Airport Case Involving US War Veterans Adjourned Until May Above Photo: From Rte.ie A case involving two US war veterans, accused of trespassing and causing damage to the perimeter fence at Shannon Airport last month, has been adjourned until 8 May next. Eighty-two-year-old Ken Mayers from New Mexico and 77-year-old Tarak Kauff from New York […]

Veterans Call On U.S. Troops To Resist Illegal Orders To Invade Venezuela In Response To Trump

Veterans Call On U.S. Troops To Resist Illegal Orders To Invade Venezuela In Response To Trump Above Photo: Anacharsis Clootz/Flickr Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump Veterans For Peace (VFP) calls on all members of the U.S. military to refuse illegal orders to intervene in Venezuela. […]

The VA Is Privatizing Veterans’ Health Care While Launching A Campaign To Deny It

Acutely aware that its privatization plan has little support among veterans, the VA has launched a PR blitz to obscure what it’s doing. The Trump administration’s multipronged effort to privatize the VHA and push millions of veterans out of the VA system remains deeply unpopular among American veterans. But rather than adjust its proposals to […]

‘We will not be bullied into silence’: Over 350 scholars and Civil Rights movement veterans speak out in support of Palestinian rights and Angela Davis

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, over 350 scholars of the Civil Rights and Black Freedom Movements, and veterans of these historic struggles, along with educators and human rights advocates, issued the following statement in support of Palestinian human rights, and in defense of, Angela Y. Davis, who was publicly dishonored three weeks ago by […]

Judge Rules Veterans With PTSD Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Discharge Classification

Judge Rules Veterans With PTSD Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Discharge Classification Above Photo: © Thinkstock/Istock A federal judge in Connecticut ruled Thursday in favor of thousands of veterans seeking to sue the federal government alleging they were discharged due to infractions related to untreated mental illnesses and denied Veterans Affairs benefits as a […]

Thanking Veterans For Their “Service” – But Why?

Depending on the context, the small word “why” can be totally innocuous or it can be just about the most subversive and even sacrilegious word one can utter.  This is probably why I love this word so much: it’s ability to unleash tremendous power against all sorts of sacred cows and unchallenged beliefs.  So, today […]

Veterans Reject Liberty Medal Award For George W. Bush

Veterans Reject Liberty Medal Award For George W. Bush Philadelphia, PA (November 11, 2018) – Members of About Face: Veterans Against the War (formally Iraq Veterans Against the War) gave testimonies of war while participants of the Liberty Medal ceremony dined at an event that cost $1,000 per plate. “This award is an attempt to […]

Watching The Hawks – Californias Wildfires Take Malibu & Veterans Day Casualty Lists

Watching The Hawks – Californias Wildfires Take Malibu & Veterans Day Casualty Lists Watching The Hawksyoutube.com A new study by Brown University finds that upwards of 500,000 people have been killed in Americas post-9/11 wars. California wildfires engulf Malibu. And a special report from Scottie Hughes from Paris. [834] Watch our show on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/watching-the… […]

Why “Veterans Day” is really “Palestinian Genocide Day” – By Kevin Barrett – VT

What we call “Veterans Day” in the USA is known as “Remembrance Day” in Australia. Whatever they’re remembering, we’ve apparently forgotten. The end of the “war to end all wars” ?  Maybe. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 was supposed to usher in permanent peace…but somehow instead it […]

Iraq Veterans, Military Families To Give Bush, Biden Folded Flags And Freedom Medal On Veterans Day

Iraq Veterans, Military Families To Give Bush, Biden Folded Flags And Freedom Medal On Veterans Day Above photo: From Reader.us. VP Biden’s Liberty Medal Presentation to George W. Bush is Final Stop of Heart2Heart Tour: Veterans And Their Families Speak Out About Love, War, and Enough Folded Flags Former VP Joe Biden will present former […]

A Badge of Shame: The Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans

Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. In the United States, however, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military. Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a […]

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