Pat Elder: Historical evidence, statements by military leaders of the era show JROTC version of Hiroshima is misleading.
Marie Lemelle: Sherman is one of the few surviving African American veterans of World War II, having served with honor in both the European and Pacific theatres of war.
Friday Feedback: Providing basic housing for veterans suffering from severe mental illness is the least we can do for the sacrifices they’ve made.
Gareth Porter: “If the public had access to the classified reports,” Davis writes, “they would see the dramatic gulf between what is often said in public by our senior leaders and what is true behind the scenes.”
Friday Feedback: The Goverment and Military were informed and knew what the hazards were as far back as year 1900, as well in 1922 when the first class action suit was filed.
Gareth Porter: U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) killed well over 1,500 civilians in night raids in less than 10 months in 2010 and early 2011, analysis of official statistics on the raids released by the U.S.-NATO command reveals.
Lydia Howell: After hearing that Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden is dead, I felt relief—and hope. Hope like light coming through the crack in a locked door. Hope that we can finally end the longest war in United States’ history.
Brad Parker: I call on the leadership of the Party to “Change the Rules” and “democratize” the Democratic Party.
John Lasker: The mysterious deaths of female soldiers coincide with an increase in reported sexual violence against women in the military.
4-Star Democratic Club & United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance present Homeless Veterans: How We Can Help. Tuesday, January 25, 7 – 9 PM, Historic AMVETS Post II, 10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City CA 90230, (310) 559-2116
Sikivu Hutchinson: The bashing of Elizabeth Edwards is just a footnote to the larger trend of right wing demonization of secular and left forces reignited by the Tea Party. This trend builds on Cold War “better-dead-than-Red” hysteria equating patriotism and “authentic” American citizenship with being god-fearing.
T. Christian Miller: More private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, the first time in history that corporate casualties have outweighed military losses on America’s battlefields.
T. Christian Miller: Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal.