Saturday, February 02, 2008

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, who will tell the hard truth about what is really happening, day in and day out, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.

When: Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16
Where: National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (just outside of Washington, DC)

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will create a space for veterans to make their voices heard.

Americans have heard from the generals, they've heard from the politicians, they've heard from the media - but they haven't heard the truth. Americans must understand the reality of the wars our government is spearheading in order for our democracy to truly function. When we tell our stories, it is America's duty to listen.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

O'Reilly Mocks, Then Flees Homeless Vets

Remember when Fox's Bill O’Reilly told America (speaking on TV to Ed Schultz ) that John Edwards was wrong to assert that there are 200,000 homeless U.S. military veterans.... “there’s not many of them out there” he said, and when Schultz called b.s. on that, O'Reilly swore that if someone who find him a veterans sleeping under a bridge, he (O'Reilly) would personally help that veteran (( Read the transcript).

It would be pretty easy to find homeless vets sleeping outdoors - Brave New Films found some within a day:

Well, the homeless veterans showed up at Fox News. O'Reilly was too afraid to meet them.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dessert Tray Democrats vs. GOP Leftovers

Democrats right now have the same problem you do after a big dinner at your favorite cafe.

Apple pie? or pumpkin pie?

They're both good. But you can't have both. How to choose?

The Republicans have the same problem you do when you look in the fridge the day before payday.

Leftover McCaineroni from 2000?

Or a package of Top Ramoney, made of plastic that keeps changing shape?

Forget it. Go join the Democrats at the cafe.
Presidency Renamed "Commander-In-Chiefency"

Washington, DC - The former office of President of the United States has been renamed Commander-in-Chief of the World, according to an announcement from CINCWHIHOU (formerly the White House).

"The President is the Commander-in-Chief" said spokesdoll Dana Perino, "Lesser tasks, such as presiding over the execution of laws, are only distractions. This name change merely reflects his actual mission."

Republican leaders applauded this move. "The so-called 'Constitution' wants the President swear to uphold the Constitution itself," said Senator McCain. "That's a clear conflict of interest. The Commander-in-Chief has quite properly ignored this piece of paper in relegating so-called 'laws' to their proper status, as material for trivia quizzes."

In Congress, Democrats responded with their traditional displays of servile objection. "We shall file a non-binding resolution denouncing this usurpation," said Senator Majority Sleeper Reid, "And we will fully fund it."

House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi agreed. "We were sent to Congress to do the bidding of George W Bush. No parliamentary maneuvering will be allowed to stand in his way, although I shall send him a stiff note of querulousness. That's the best way to ensure my re-election, if the Commander-in-Chief is pleased to permit it."