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US Military families against war in Afghanistan 10 Oct 2018

US military failing to stop suicide epidemic among war veterans 1 February 2013

Active-duty troops, vets launch campaign to help GIs resist Afghanistan war. June 26, 2012

American Warriors Up Close in 'This is Where We Take Our Stand' Four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq/Afghan wars concluded that their mission was unjust. 5th January  2012

More Afghan soldiers deserting the army, NATO statistics show 4 September  2011

Kill teams in Afghanistan: the truth These disgusting photos of murdered Afghans reveal the aggression and racism underpinning the occupation of my country

The Trials of Bradley Manning, A Defense Whistleblowers who attempt to rectify the disastrous policies of their nation are not criminals.  They are patriots, and eventually are recognized as such.  Bradley Manning is by no means the first American to serve his country in such a way. 10 February 2011

Update on Jeff Hanks Overwhelmed by the pressure and anxiety of his pending deployment, Jeff had a mental break-down on January 9th. Let us be clear - the U.S. Army command at Fort Campbell...... pushed this soldier to the brink.  And they need to be held accountable 12 January 2011

US protest singer releases a song about the treatment of Bradley Manning 4 January  2011

On Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement, and Selective Outrage The treatment of Bradley Manning, which has introduced many on the left to the torment of solitary confinement, may present an opportunity for them to measure their own humanity. 2 January 2011

Julian Assange interviewed on Bradley Manning “If we are to believe the allegations, then this man acted for political reasons. He is a political prisoner in the United States.” 29 December 2010

They’re 'Slow-Torturing' Bradley Manning Right Under Our Noses House’s account from his visit with Manning suggests Manning's jailers, within the limitations they have, are doing their best to break Manning psychologically, Their primary limitation is the publicity surrounding the Manning case and the fact he has a strong, and hopefully growing, support network. 24 December 2010

UN to investigate treatment of jailed leaks suspect Bradley Manning The office of Manfred Nowak, special rapporteur on torture based in Geneva, received the complaint from a Manning supporter; his office confirmed that it was being looked into. 23 December 2010
Supporters Call for End to Inhumane Treatment of Bradley Manning Manning’s sleep is regularly interrupted. Coombs writes: “The guards are required to check on Manning every five minutes [...] At night, if the guards cannot see PFC Manning clearly, because he has a blanket over his head or is curled up towards the wall, they will wake him in order to ensure he is okay.” 22 December 2010
Assange begins mansion arrest, but his 'source' feels the heat Bradley Manning spent yesterday, his birthday, alone in a tiny, bare prison cell, without a pillow or sheets on his bed, in weak health and wracked with anxiety at the prospect of a prison sentence of 52 years. 18 December 2010
Why Stand with WikiLeaks Women Against Rape pointed out in a letter to Britain's Guardian newspaper: There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political agendas that have nothing to do with women's safety. In the South of the U.S., the lynching of Black men was often justified on grounds that they had raped or even looked at a white woman. 17 December 2010
The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement.  For 23 out of 24 hours every day -- for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell. 15 December 2010
Bradley Manning legal update and overview "We expect the pre-trial hearing of accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning to take place early 2011, followed by trial about four months later."
1 November 2010
IVAW Statement on the Iraq War Logs - A Call for Accountability The latest release by Wikileaks of the Iraq War Logs is the largest leak in U.S. history and reveals in extensive detail what Iraq Veterans Against the War has been saying since our founding in 2004. 27 October 2010



Cartoons from the USA satirizing the military's stance on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' October 2010

The Persecution of Bradley Manning ".....if Manning did what he is suspected of doing, he should be honored as an American hero for exposing war crimes and hopefully, ultimately, helping to end this war."
20 September 2010

A Letter From Iraq Veterans Against The War On October 7, the 9th anniversary of the Afghanistan invasion, Iraq Veterans Against the War will announce our first-ever strategic campaign, Operation Recovery: Stop the Deployment of Traumatized Troops.  As a loyal supporter, we are letting you know about our plans before we make them public. 16 September 2010

International Days of Action in Solidarity with Bradley Manning Individuals and activists will take to the streets to show support for accused WikiLeaks whistleblower on September 16-19. 10 September 2010

Bradley Manning's Whistleblowing is Not a Crime “......we have an imperative to support those people who’ve seen the horrors of battle and want to share that reality with the American people.” 25 August 2010

Travis Bishop is free! Afghanistan war resister finally released from the brig at Fort Lewis l. Travis originally was sentenced to 12 months in a court-martial in Texas for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan for reasons of conscience.  31 March 2010

Afghanistan war refuser Travis Bishop released three months earlier. He was originally sentenced to 12 months but served a total of seven months and 12 days.  26 March 2010

HISTORY: Afghanistan My Lai massacre 5 March 2010

Single mom Alexis Hutchinson wins discharge! To everyone who signed the petition or donated to her legal defense, thank you. 11 February 2010

Sign the petition to support a single mother facing court martial for inability to find childcare "I appeal to you to find a compassionate resolution to a difficult situation. Please drop the charges against Spc. Hutchinson." 21 January 2010

Suicide claims more US military lives than Afghan war A 2009 survey found that at least 15 percent of former soldiers in the 20 to 24 age bracket were unemployed.....450 of the 800 homeless in Brevard County were Iraq or Afghanistan veterans. Shelters in California are reporting twice as many requests for assistance from new veterans compared with 2007....they will eventually outnumber the more than 100,000 homeless Vietnam vets. 6 January 2010

At Fort Hood, Some Violence Is Too Familiar "Our soldiers are coming back and not getting the help they need....Whether it's self-medicating, anger or violence, these are the consequences of war, and you have to think about all the people affected by soldiers coming home, the parents, spouses, children, brothers, sisters, aunts and cousins." 9 November  2009

Major Nidal Malik Hasan: Soldiers' psychiatrist who heard frontline testimonies Though born in America, he had suffered harassment from fellow soldiers who questioned his loyalty to the US and commented on his Middle East ethnicity. 6 November 2009

A Letter from US Afghan Refusenik Travis Bishop from the Ft. Lewis stockade "Things here at Fort Lewis are grim. I was in isolation the first ten days I was here. It was hell, and I never want to go back to that....we are treated like children, or murderers, by most of the guards….They barely even show us common human courtesy and respect". 20 October 2009

Another Afghanistan War Resister Sentenced and Jailed  Sergeant Travis Bishop was convicted on all charges and sentenced to one year in prison, loss of pay, and reduction in rank. 14 August 2009

Soldier Refuses Afghanistan Deployment. Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served 14 months in Baghdad with the 3rd Signal Brigade, faces a court-martial this Friday for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. 12 August 2009

Afghan War Refuser Gets Just One Month In Jail. Fort Hood, Texas - A Fort Hood soldier was sentenced Wednesday to a month in jail for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan over his beliefs that the war violates international law. 07 August 2009

Court-martials set for resisters at Ft. Hood 16 July 2009
Patriots for Peace - Stop This Ugly War
I thought freeing the country from the Taliban would help. So right after Sept. 11 I signed up and joined the U.S. military invasion of my home country, Afghanistan. But the U.S. has done nothing to improve our lives.
April 2003
What can we do about terrorism?
We are the target of terrorists because we stand for dictatorship, bondage, and human exploitation in the world.
September 2001

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