Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Truth Will Come Out!

Crooks and Liars » Taxi To The Dark Side Wins Best Documentary

Be sure and listen to the thanks given by the filmmaker and his reasons for making a film a bout the death by American torture of an Afghan Taxi Driver. Another real American hero emerges!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Daily Kos: KPFA to Broadcast Historic Winter Soldier Event in Full

Daily Kos: KPFA to Broadcast Historic Winter Soldier Event in Full

From March 14th to 16th, KPFA will suspend regular programming to broadcast the historic Winter Soldier hearings in Washington, DC. The three day live broadcast will be co-hosted by myselfand former Army medic and KPFA Morning Show host Aimee Allison. A live web-stream of the broadcast will be available through the War Comes Home website.

The VFP blog will also be in Washington to report n the proceedings with photos.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Report Faults Mental Care for Iraq Veterans at Upstate Base - New York Times

Report Faults Mental Care for Iraq Veterans at Upstate Base - New York Times:

"Based on interviews with a dozen soldiers and the mental health providers on the base, the report describes problems with understaffing, a reliance on questionnaires to identify soldiers in need of treatment and a sometimes dismissive view at the company level of post-traumatic stress disorder.

“The system is very much overburdened,” said Jason W. Forrester, director of policy for Veterans for America, in a telephone interview last week. “These problems are going to continue as long as we have units, such as the Second Brigade Combat Team, that have seen high-intensity combat, extended deployments and inadequate time between deployments.”"

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More Exposed on Secret Dententions

At Guantanamo, a Prison Within a Prison (washingtonpost.com)

"Within the heavily guarded perimeters of the Defense Department's much-discussed Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, the CIA has maintained a detention facility for valuable al Qaeda captives that has never been mentioned in public, according to military officials and several current and former intelligence officers."

Friday, February 1, 2008

Thanks to John Edwards for speaking for us

Media Matters - O'Reilly claimed Edwards "has no clue" over claim about homeless veterans:

As John Edwards leaves the presidential race I would like to thank him for speaking the truth on many issues that made him the object of mainstream media attack and ridicule.

Edwards on the campaign trail in New Hampshire said: "And tonight, 200,000 men and women who wore our uniform proudly and served this country courageously as veterans will go to sleep under bridges and on grates. We're better than this."

Surprisingly many Americans believed Bill O Reilly and others on Fox Faux News when he claimed that there were no homeless vets.

Here is what the Department of Veterans Affairs says:
"About one-third of the adult homeless population have served their country in the Armed Services. Current population estimates suggest that about 195,000 veterans (male and female) are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year. Many other veterans are considered near homeless or at risk because of their poverty, lack of support from family and friends, and dismal living conditions in cheap hotels or in overcrowded or substandard housing."

Thank You, John for telling the truth.