Tag Archives: U.S. war veterans

SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization!

“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.”

Evergreene Digest: U.S. Veterans Just Turned Against Donald Trump and It Is Going Viral

In just his third day in office, Donald Trump screwed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of better pay, and thousands more out of potential jobs.

Evergreene Digest | How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves. Related: Disabled Veterans Shatter the Myths of American Warfare Ann Jones, the Nation <https://www.thenation.com&gt; April 17, 2014 | After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and […]

Common Dreams: 12 Days of Christmas Apologies

And If the Super-Greedy Refuse to Apologize and Make Amends for Their Treatment of Less Fortunate Americans?

Let Visions of Occupy II Dance in Their Heads.

Evergreene Digest: Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

The truth is the VA was not equipped to deal with the aftermath of two multi-trillion dollar land wars. To deal with the aftermath properly the agency has to be modernized and beefed up and given far more, not fewer resources. May 22 2014 | Once again the American people are being treated to a […]

Evergreene Digest: The Pentagon’s Vision of Covert and Endless War

Make no mistake. The Pentagon’s proposal to transform the military is a smoke and mirrors plan. It does not represent a dismantling of the military-industrial complex but a chilling morphing of it, and will advance American imperial power and further enrich war profiteers even as it cuts out the troops.  How Washington plans to screw […]

Beverly Gologorsky | In the Shadow of War: Life and Fiction in 21st Century America

Snaking past the Capitol, an extremely long line of men in uniform threw purple hearts and medals of every sort into a trash bin. Most then made a brief statement about why they hated the war  . . . One soldier, resisting the visible urge to cry, simply walked off without saying a word, onl […]

We Are All Victims of War: Veteran Liberation Theology

The oppression of American veterans began specifically as an ideological enterprise and has been exceptionally successful in its main objectives: to marginalize veterans and to appropriate any political efficacy they might retain after the trauma of war. Evan Knappenberger, Tikkun April 1, 2013 | A deep rift separates the pacifist and veteran communities in this […]