Tag Archives: Iraq veterans

Elliott Colla | A Veteran Novel That Finds No Reception in War

War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Shell Shock Lite> It Doesn’t Take Much> On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Shell Shock Lite “I was one nightmare short of PTSD.” Posted by Jeremiah Goulka April 16, 2013  TomDispatch.com “Shell shock,” the psychological scourge of World War I, occurred after “a man has been buried, lifted, or otherwise subjected to the physical effects of a bursting shell or other similar explosive.”  So wrote Charles Myers, […]

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation  Amanda Peterson Beadle    Published: Tuesday 29 May 2012 Nation of Change “Officials say that the number of disability claims is increasing because of better treatment for battlefield wounds and more outreach from the Department of Veterans Affairs.” About 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars […]

Derek McGee> An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS

An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS Derek McGee    January 25, 2012 This article appeared in the February 13, 2012 edition of The Nation. An American flag flies over the empty Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park as dawn breaks, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) In late […]

Iraq Veterans Against the War Board of Directors Releases Official Statement on Occupy Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 28, 2011 ACT: Iraq Veterans Against the War Joseph Carter, Iraq Veterans Against the War 646-723-0989, josephcarter@ivaw.org Iraq Veterans Against the War Board of Directors Releases Official Statement on Occupy Movement We are the 99%, organization says NATIONWIDE – November 28 – via CommonDreams.org Veterans are a part of the 99%. Most of our military […]

Photos> Oakland port reopens after Occupy clashes> BBC

Oakland port reopens after Occupy clashes 3 November 2011 Last updated at 16:39  BBC The port stayed closed through Wednesday evening but resumed operations in the morning The port of Oakland has reopened, after clashes in the centre of the city sent at least four protesters to hospital. The port – the fifth busiest in […]