Posts Tagged ‘Veterans’

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 […]

Photos: Leader receives veterans, artists on anniv. of ‘Sacred Defence’

ISNA – Veterans and artists met with Ayatollah Khamenei for an “Evening of Retelling Memories” of Sacred Defense On Wednesday evening. According to khamenei.ir, the ceremony of “An Evening of Retelling Memories”, commemorating the National Week of Sacred Defense against Iraqi Saddam regime, commenced a few minutes ago at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) […]

As Medical Marijuana Becomes More Accepted, Veterans Urge the VA To Prescribe It

But Claybaker said the pills transformed him from a highly-trained fighter into a zombie for at least two hours a day. “I’m talking mouth open, staring into space,” Claybaker said. Claybaker decided he would rather live in constant pain. He took himself off opioids and suffered for eight months. Then, after […]

Extremists Caught Pissing On US Flags In Veterans Cemetery

Police are searching for a pair of deranged political activists who were caught urinating on American flags in a veterans cemetery in Massachusetts.  The vandalization took place at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetary. A young man described to be in his early to mid-20s urinated on 3 American flags while his female accomplice of similar age was […]

As VA Continues To Hook Veterans On Dangerous Opioids, Local Growers Offer Them Free Cannabis

By Rachel Blevins Santa Cruz, CA – While the United States federal government and the Department of Veterans Affairs continue their efforts to keep cannabis from the people who need it the most, local growers are starting a movement in a state that is known for its “big government,” in an effort to […]

‘To Prevent Veterans’ Suicide, USA Should Stop Waging Wars Across The Globe’

Moral injury is the real reason why US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all the horrors of war and innocent people killed were for nothing but US corporate interests, US Iraq war veteran Vince Emanuele told RT. Dozens of US veterans gathered for a march in front of the New Orleans VA hospital […]

Veterans march in New Orleans to bring attention to high rates of suicide

     Veterans from all over the United States gathered in front of the New Orleans VA hospital Sunday morning for a march to raise awareness for the epidemic of veteran suicides currently gripping the nation. It is no secret that the leading cause of death among active duty troops deployed to the Middle East is […]

Veterans Put On Skull Masks, March to Expose Epidemic of VA Abuse and Veteran Suicide

By Matt Agorist New Orleans, LA — Veterans from all over the United States gathered in front of the New Orleans VA hospital Sunday morning for a march to raise awareness for the epidemic of veteran suicides currently gripping the nation. It is no secret that the leading cause of death among active […]

US Veterans Find Pedophile Child Trafficking Camp With Graves In Tuscon, AZ

Veterans On Patrol, a group of veterans who visit bridges and camps to assist the homeless, stumbled across what appears to be a holding encampment for pedophiles trafficking children in Tuscon, Arizona on Sunday. Live streaming the sickening discovery, Veterans On Patrol’s Lewis Arthur described finding trees with restraints, children’s toys, a cave with a dresser, […]

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