Monday, October 18, 2010

War’s Hidden Death Toll: After Service, Veteran Deaths & Suicides Surge Soldier

As of this month, over 5,700 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. That count does not include those veterans who commit suicide or die from war-related issues after returning home from military service. Well, a new investigation into California veterans and active service members reveals that three times as many veterans are dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. According to the report published in the Bay Citizen and the New York Times, more than 1,000 California veterans under 35 died between 2005 and 2008.  Aaron Glantz, reporter with the Bay Citizen

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Military Families Speak Out

As organizations, we represent veterans and military families. We have personally carried the burden of the war in Afghanistan, along with wars past. We are glad that the truth about the war is getting out to the public with the recent 92,000 documents on Wikileaks. Hopefully, this will inspire a massive outcry against this war that is wreaking so much destruction to our exhausted and demoralized troops and their families while draining our national coffers.                  Offer your support.                                 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dr. Dahlia S. Wasfi speak out

March 29, 2010  — Iraqi-American Peace Activist Dahlia S. Wasfi, M.D. speaks at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/07/10.   Dr. Dahlia S. Wasfi Epic Speech

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Just how much of our money will go to the military this year? In the charged debates over the federal budget, nobody even tried to take money from our nation's bloated military spending.What makes that piece of the budget untouchable?                                         THE TOTAL AMOUNT                                            

Monday, May 17, 2010

Amazing Speech by War Veteran

Iraq Veterans Against the War. Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us   - Mike Prysner     Mike Prysner's Speech

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Afghan War Costs Now Outpace Iraq's

by Richard Wolf

WASHINGTON - The monthly cost of the war in Afghanistan, driven by troop increases and fighting on difficult terrain, has topped Iraq costs for the first time since 2003 and shows no sign of letting up.

Pentagon spending in February, the most recent month available, was $6.7 billion in Afghanistan compared with $5.5 billion in Iraq. As recently as fiscal year 2008, Iraq was three times as expensive; in 2009, it was twice as costly.              
Complete story

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

America’s War Disease

The Afghanistan war, along with Iraq, has become a chronic illness that America has learned to ignore.                                                         Complete Story    

Monday, March 22, 2010

Arundhati Roy on Obama’s Wars

India and Why Democracy Is “The Biggest Scam in the World”
Amy Goodman interview with acclaimed Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India to report on the Maoist insurgency. Arundhati Roy's interview

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life in Iraq Under U.S. Occupation

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi was born to a Jewish mother and an Iraqi father. She recently put her medical career on hold to visit with family members in Iraq, and recently returned from a three-month stay in Basrah and Baghdad. Dr. Wasfi described her experience in Iraq and discussed the life of Iraqis under occupation on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Dr. Dahlia Wasfi speaking the truth      

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not foresee all its horrors.-Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the Vietnam War.

This speech was released by Black Forum records, a subsidiary of Motown, and went on to win a Grammy in 1970 for the Best Spoken Word Recording.

Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.
Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

   The current members of the Playing For Change Band are: Clarence Bekker (lead vocals), Grandpa Elliott (lead vocals, harmonica) Tal Ben Ari "Tula" (lead vocals), Mermans Kenkosenki (lead vocals, congas), Louis Mhlanga (electric guitar), Jason Tamba (backup vocals, acoustic guitar), Reggie McBride (backup vocals, bass), Peter Bunetta (drum kit) and Mohammed Alidu (talking drum, djembe).

We hope you have the opportunity to see this amazing collection of world-traveling musicians.

Friday, January 1, 2010