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March 13, 2008

2008.03.13: Soldiers speak out against War – Winter Soldier Hearings this weekend.

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 10:24 am

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:24 AM
To: 1199 Members
Subject: Soldiers speak out against War – Winter Soldier Hearings this weekend.

Over 200 anti-war veterans and active-duty soldiers from the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are gathering in Washington, DC starting today (3/13-3/16) to tell their stories.  They will be discussing both the death and destruction they saw overseas, as well as racism and sexism in the military, and the crisis in Veterans health care.

1199 is encouraging members to gather on Friday in their worksites to discuss and view these hearings.  There’s info on how to view simulcasts of the hearings the Iraq Veterans Against War website at  (you can also watch on satellite TV).  However, the easiest thing is to hear the live radio broadcast from KPFA.  Just go to and click on “listen on line.” Starting tomorrow, they will be broadcasting the whole thing.

The hearings are going on all weekend.  I really encourage people to check out IVAW’s website and tune into this historic event.

Also, below is an announcement for an event happening  tomorrow night here in NY, sponsored by IVAW and the Campus Anti-War Network.

*****please forward widely and energetically! Flyer for event attached*****

Campus Anti-war Network (CAN) presents in solidarity with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan
Live Simulcast Screening of a historic soldiers’ resistance event!

*Judson Memorial Church*
55 Washington Square South, Manhattan, NY

**Friday, March 14th, 6:30pm-9:30pm**

Suggested Donation: $5, $10 solidarity rate

Proceeds donated to the Campus Anti-war Network and Iraq Veterans Against the War

Join students, community activists, veterans, military families, and more for a live simulcast presentation of the Friday evening panel of Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan, an IVAW event held March 13-16 in Washington, D.C.
The evening panel is entitled “Aims of the Global War on Terror: The Political, Legal, and Economic Context of Iraq and Afghanistan.” It will be promptly screened in real time from 7pm to 8:30pm, and will feature:

*Anthony Arnove–author of Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal and co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States
*Amy Goodman–host of Democracy Now! Program and author of Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back
*Michael Schwartz–Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stonybrook and contributor to Tomdispatch, Asia Times, Mother Jones, and ZNet

To find out more information about this event, or to help publicize/endorse it, contact the City College of NY chapter of Campus Anti-war Network at, or call 212.920.6613.

Please arrive before and stay after the televised panel to meet other attendees and groups, hear announcements of upcoming political events, and strengthen the grassroots anti-war network in New York City!

Directions to Judson Memorial Church:
take the A/B/C/D to West 4th Street
exit subway near intersection of W. 3rd and 6th Ave.
head East on W. 3rd towards Macdougal St.
turn left onto Thompson St.
join us at 55 Washington Square South

Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan can be screened online for its entire proceedings. Veterans and civilian survivors of both conflicts will give public testimony and share the eyewitness stories that have been censored from the American public about the true human cost of these occupations. Spread the word about this phenomenal four day event of panels ranging from “Winter Soldier and the legacy of GI Resistance” to “Racism and War: the Dehumanization of the Enemy” to “The Crisis in Veterans’ Heathcare.”

Endorsed by: Adalah Coalition for Justice in the Middle East, New York City Labor Against the War, International Socialist Organization

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