The following is an interview conducted by Sarah Lazare, a member of Civilian Soldier Alliance (CivSol), regarding the organizing efforts in Ft. Hood, TX by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Civilian Soldier Alliance, and Under the Hood cafe. This grassroots effort is at the forefront of US anti-war organizing, and has now expanded to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state. Both CivSol and IVAW will be having their national gatherings here in Baltimore, November 2nd-4th at the 2640 Space. For more information on how to get involved or participate in the convention, we encourage you to email CivSolBaltimore@gmail.com
Protests at Fort Campbell Over Deployment of Wounded Soldier: Veterans Group Says Commanders May Be Breaking the Law
UPDATE: As of Monday, Jeff had not yet deployed. In a message to supporters, Operation Recovery organizers said “Late last night, we learned that Jeff Hanks was not deployed to Afghanistan yesterday as scheduled. Thank you for the hundreds of emails that you sent to his unit commander, Cpt. Ambrosino. His email inbox was flooded over the weekend with 2,000 emails!” But Hanks is still facing deployment or a dishonorable discharge and base officials, citing privacy regulations, refused to comment on his situation.
Think back seven years ago to this day. Where were you on March 19, 2003, when the invasion began? Did you see "Shock and Awe" footage of the orange explosions in the clear Baghdad sky, piped in grainy TV shows, lit at night with the green glow of CNN cameras? DId you read the tickertapes under these images of neighborhoods lit on fire? Over those next days, did you, like many of us, collapse in overwhelmed grief and rage, frantic at not knowing how we could stop our government's onslaught?