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Letter from a Marine mom

As a consequence of the Winter Soldier event in Portland, I was asked to publish the Blip TV version of this digital story here. This child was a centerpiece of Jim Lommasson’s wonderful gallery showing Exit Wounds: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming held at the New American Art Union in Portland. I only […]

Winter Soldier PDX 2008 makes the news

The Oregonian covered the Winter Soldier event in Portland. There were three panels, soldiers and Marines, family members and clinicians and supporters of war resisters. The soldiers gave heart wrenching testimony such as that of Chris Arendt. Christopher Arendt said he joined the National Guard after hearing war stories from his grandfather, who had proudly […]

Honor the warrior at Winter Soldier PDX

Before we as a people send our youth into war we have an obligation and responsibility to fully understand the enormity of what it is we ask them to do. We are asking them to die. We are sending them into horrible situations in which they face horrible decisions and partake in horrible acts. To […]

KBOO Radio tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I will be interviewed on KBOO FM at 9:30 regarding the upcoming Winter Soldier event in Portland, October 18, 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave (@ Main) in Portland. Panelists include: Dahr Jamail, journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone Camilo Mejia, author of The Road […]

Sunshine soldier and the winter patriot

A fellow peace activist wrote this and gave me permission to post it here. It is moving and thoughtful and attends to the too little attention given by the mainstream media upon these gut wrenching testimonies of our wounded warriors, our true winter patriots. Editor: As noted in The World (March 17, 2008), Sunshine Week […]

Winter Soldier 2008 ongoing

From the Washington Post Former Marine Jon Turner began his presentation by ripping his service medals off his shirt and tossing them into the first row. He then narrated a series of graphic photographs showing bloody victims and destruction, bringing gasps from the audience. In a matter-of-fact voice, he described episodes in which he and […]

Winter Soldier reaches out to all GIs

One of the first conscientious objectors was Camilo Mejia who is now on the board of IVAW, Iraq Veterans Against the War. He has helped organize this Winter Soldier event because he feels it is his patriotic duty to defend the constitution. Mejia was court martialed for refusing to redeploy to his unit after two […]