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Veterans Administration For Vets (tags)
Veterans returning home from war sometime face a new enemy right here where fbi and police may seek to kill them.
Memorial Day Dishonor and Disgrace (tags)
Veterans Day Hypocrisy (tags)
Record Number of US Military and Veteran Suicides (tags)
On MLK Day, Dedicate Ourselves for the Final Struggle for Justice and Equality (tags)
–“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” As we marked and remember the struggle and victories of Martin Luther King Jr. today, we in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) do not only remember him in marches and rallies but in a tribute to dedicate ourselves for the final struggle for Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors final struggle for justice and against racism and discrimination. The testament that the struggle of MLK is vibrantly alive is that a sizeable majority of California US Representatives co-sponsor the equity bill for Filipino WW II vets, came from the Black Caucus . They are the worthy followers of MLK. Most famous of them of them is Rep. Lewis of Georgia who marched with MLK during the civil rights movement.
JFAV SUPPORTS AMVETS/ACLU CLASS SUIT VS DVA (tags)
-The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) wholeheartedly supports the class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of four homeless veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments, the ACLU claims that the department is violating the property's deed by not providing the combination of housing and treatment that battle-scarred vets need. According to the LA Times: ? The lawsuit is just the latest attempt by advocates for homeless vets to light a fire under the federal government. ?The JFAV also filed a lawsuit against the DVA for denying more than 27,00 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims and their widows last year.
Filipino WW II Vets/Widows Ask for Apology from Obama and US Congress (tags)
A day after the Memorial Day marked by flags and parades, Filipino WW II vets and widows vow to demand a formal public apology from President Barack Obama and the US Congress for 65 years of abandonment, racial discrimination and injustice. ?We deserve full recognition and full compensation. But the wounds of long years of humiliation as second-class American veterans will never completely heal until the US government asks for apology,? says Felino Punsalan, who celebrates 93rd birthday today, without any lump-sum, much less monthly pension, nor any signs that he would be recognized soon as an American veteran. Vets and their families ask California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to introduce a separate bill demanding for apology. Ma previously sponsored bills supporting HR 210, ?The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,? and the inclusion of the Filipino WW vets in the social studies curriculum of schools in California.
Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits (tags)
oday through news wires that only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied in the two years since Congress, acting on concerns the military was cutting costs by downplaying injuries, ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims. The JFAV is planning to sue the DVA for denying more than 17,000 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims. Out of the 36,000 who filed for the claims only 8,000 were given by the DVA.
Winter Soldier Southwest on YouTube #1 (tags)
On Saturday, May 9, 2009 Iraq Veterans Against the War held hearings about war crimes and the abuse of our soldiers. The Winter Soldier Southwest heard from many American vets of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam and well as the victims of war and the families of vets. The Gold Star Families, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans for Peace and the Iraq Veterans for Peace were all represented. This is the testimony of Ryan Endicott about his experiences in Iraq.
WW 2 Filipino vets, widows, students and activists Demand Full Recognition (tags)
The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US. “To date, our military service and courage in defending the US during World War 2 have never been fully recognized, so there is a reason for us to continue the fight!,” said Philippine Scout Gomer Bondad during a forum held at the Rosenberg Library of the City College of San Francisco. * In Los Angeles, more than a hundred veterans, widows and advocates gathered at the Veterans Memorial monument at Lake Street Park n February 18th. Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Royball-Allard graced the occasion as guests of honor.
Traumatic Cycle (tags)
Once called "battle fatigue" and "shell shock" Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), recognized as a clinical condition in 1980, has been a part of warfare for those serving in armed forces for as long as anyone can figure. People who suffer from the disease often experience vivid flashbacks so real some act out what they re-experience. Other symptoms may be feeling distant from others, severe depression, feeling unable to be happy. Having trouble falling asleep and suffering uncontrollable outbursts of anger may also accompany the disease.
Henry Rollins Interview w/2 Iraq War Vets (YouTube) (tags)
Two Iraq Vets speak out on Henry Rollins Show
Iraq Vets Bring the War Home (tags)
Iraq Vets Against the War took over the streets of Santa Monica today in "Operation First Casualty." Real Iraq vets and volunteer detainees presented what a typical day in Baghdad would be.
LA Mayor has cruel lack of vets (tags)
Migrant Workers, WW2 Vets, Inter-faith Demand Release of Philippine Labor Leader (tags)
AJLPP to Mark International Human Rights Week; Migrant Workers, Pro-Filipino WW2 Vets and Inter-faith groups in NY, SF, LA and Seattle to Raise Political and Financial Support for Detained Philippine Labor Leader
"May Day, I Repeat, May Day," Say Vets! (tags)
No wonder why vets are now organizing and screaming “Mayday, Mayday!” And if you really think about it, could there possibly be any better reason to fly our American flags upside down?
Vets for 9-11 truth (tags)
A new 9-11 site: vets for 9-11 Truth has been set up. And Charlie Sheen talks 9-11 on Kimmel
Letters from Redeploying Soldiers (tags)
THE TRUTH FROM OUR OWN SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ
TRUTH FROM U.S. SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ: Letters from redeploying soldiers (tags)
Letters from redeploying soldiers
Antiwar Vets Applauded at NYC Veterans Day Parade (tags)
NEW YORK CITY - A contingent of anti-war veterans marching in the official city Veterans Day parade found a very favorable response from parade-watchers and participants to their message calling for an immediate withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraq. Link to video infra.
Vetting free speech not such a swift idea (tags)
Building Bridges Radio - 1.Vietnam Vets 2. NYC Day Care Workers Strike? (tags)
BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK
Bush to veterans: Drop Dead (tags)
Some more Salt for the hypocritical "Support Our Troops Scum".
Cannon Fodder Day? (tags)
Each year, America sets aside one day to honor and cherish its veterans. Pity about the other 364.
For The Troll Who Once Had Everything (tags)
Looking for somethig to give your favorite Troll for Christmas?
US nukes its own troops (tags)
death by slow burn
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: "Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!" That's exactly what George Bush has done. America's mega-billion dollar war in Iraq has been indeed a NUCLEAR WAR.
Birth Defects Tied to GWS (tags)
The man in the street may have heard about the deformed Iraqi children, born following the first Persian Gulf war. But Americans remain largely un aware about the shocking number of children with horrifying birth defects born to U.S. vets who returned home after the war ended in 1991.
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering.
Vets tell Bush: Bring troops home (tags)
WASHINGTON – Behind a banner that read, “Bring The Troops Home Now,” and carrying upside down American flags as a signal of distress, war veterans and families of active duty soldiers marched on the White House March 23 to protest George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war on Iraq.
Gulf War Vets: Resisting and Telling the Truth, Part 1 (tags)
U.S. military veterans who fought in the Gulf War know the real story behind the official American story. They live with what they saw and what they did. As U.S. imperialism rushes toward another war on Iraq, many of these vets feel compelled to tell what they experienced, first-hand, about U.S. crimes in Iraq.
THE HONEYMOON'S OVER (tags)
A 'Veteran for Peace' at Bush's Los Angeles appearance.