Tag Archives: PTSD

When the Enemy You Kill Is Yourself, by Doug Olson

“The positive response [at Camp Ripley] is indicative of the war-weariness a majority of Americans, including a majority of Iraq and Afghan War veterans, feel.”

Honoring All Those Scarred by War

“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”

Homeless America, by Chris Hedges

“I am the voice you never hear
If I spoke would you listen?”

The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision …

David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

Eliminating war does not involve eliminating anger or conflict; it involves disassembling a complex industrial institution that goes to great lengths to create wars and far greater lengths to arm others so that when they become involved in conflicts much more damage is done.

VIDEO | Chris Hedges, Days of Revolt: Why the Brutalized Become Brutal

Chris Hedges and two US veterans lament the brutality of the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, which fuels the conditions for terrorism, and speak out about the painful struggle of coping with PTSD in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt. Click here to read the transcript. TheRealNews Uploaded on Apr 2, 2016 Media […]

DN! Exclusive VIDEOS: Air Force Whistleblowers Risk Prosecution to Warn Drone War Kills Civilians, Fuels Terror

“Numbing & Horrible”: Former Drone Operator Brandon Bryant on His Haunting First Kill

Stand With Rasmea! Fill the appeals court, October 14, 2015

While the charges being appealed deal with minor problems on her immigration application, the truth is this is a political trial about U.S. Empire. The U.S. government is acting viciously, spending millions of tax dollars targeting a victim of Israeli military torture.

Evergreene Digest: Our Military: Fighting to Keep Its Culture of Abuse

It is clear that commanders’ career self-interest and the protection and promotion of perpetrators are far more important to them than justice for women in the military. Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women Sarah L. Blum, Truthout “Copyright, Truthout.org. Monday, 24 February 2014 | Reprinted with permission. The culture of abuse toward women in our […]

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, […]

Mother Jones> Understanding a New Era of PTSD> What PTSD means for soldiers in a time of shadow wars.

Understanding a New Era of PTSD> What PTSD means for soldiers in a time of shadow wars. —By Nan Levinson | Thu Jun. 28, 2012    Mother Jones This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The U.S. Army/Flickr “PTSD is going to color everything you write,” came the warning from a stepmother of a Marine, a woman […]