Police Destroy Shelters for Homeless Vets in Freezing Winnipeg Without Warning

Police Destroy Shelters for Homeless Vets in Freezing Winnipeg Without Warning By Elias Marat Homeless residents in Winnipeg are facing potentially months in the freezing cold after police in the capital of Canada’s Manitoba province tore down a number of donated warming huts. The warming huts, which were built by students at Stonewall Collegiate and installed by community patrol group the Urban Knights and Ladies Peace Patrol, were meant to offer much-needed shelter to unhoused veterans and other people experiencing homelessness in the area. Alina Beda, vice president of the…

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Tiny Home Villages Built For Homeless Veterans

Tiny Home Villages Built For Homeless Veterans By John Vibes A few Canadian cities have been building tiny house villages for homeless veterans. These villages can be found in Toronto and Calgary and are providing a temporary shelter for the area’s homeless while they get back on their feet. Construction of the tiny home villages was coordinated by an organization called “The Homes for Heroes Foundation.” One of the charity workers involved with the effort, Don Mcleod, says that it is helpful for homeless veterans to have a support system…

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Casualties of War: Military Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded

Casualties of War: Military Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded By John W. Whitehead Come you masters of war / You that build the big guns You that build the death planes / You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls / You that hide behind desks I just want you to know / I can see through your masks…. You fasten all the triggers / For the others to fire Then you sit back and watch / When the death count gets higher You hide in…

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Thank You Is Not Enough

Thank You Is Not Enough By Philip C. Restino, Jr. “Freedom isn’t Free” means more than sending American troops off to war, it requires the participatory citizenship of Americans here at home. As it was with Vietnam, the War on Terror was a war of choice advocated for long before a political justification was introduced. Vietnam had its Gulf of Tonkin incident and the attacks of 9/11/01 brought us the 9/11 Wars. Investigative journalist Pepe Escobar’s “This war brought to you by” from 3/20/03 described how the Project for the…

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USS Liberty Survivor Slams Charlie Kirk For “Insulting” Survivors As “Conspiracy Theorists”

USS Liberty Survivor Slams Charlie Kirk For “Insulting” Survivors As “Conspiracy Theorists” By Chris Menahan A survivor of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty penned an open letter slamming Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk for “insult[ing]” survivors of the June 8, 1967 attack as “conspiracy theorists” during a Q&A session last week. The USS Liberty Veterans Association shared USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors’ letter Tuesday on Twitter: Meandors wrote on the USS Liberty Veterans Association Blog: Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk Insults USS Liberty Survivors; His Audience Agrees…

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Cop Found Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Naked Veteran Suffering from PTSD

Cop Found Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Naked Veteran Suffering from PTSD By Matt Agorist Decatur, GA – Instead of reaching for his pepper spray, his Taser, or a baton, a DeKalb County police officer drew his gun and killed an unarmed and naked veteran suffering from bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders. Charged with felony murder and several other charges in 2016, the officer claimed the unarmed veteran was aggressively charging towards him even though witnesses disputed his “official” version of events. After a years-long battle, the case has finally…

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Court Rules VA Must Pay for Veterans’ Emergency Room Care, a Decision That May Be Worth Billions

Court Rules VA Must Pay for Veterans’ Emergency Room Care, a Decision That May Be Worth Billions By Sean Walton The Department of Veterans Affairs must reimburse veterans for emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, a federal appeals court ruled Monday — a decision that could be worth billions of dollars to veterans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA has been wrongfully denying reimbursement to veterans who sought emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, and struck down an internal VA regulation that blocked those payments.…

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US Army Major (Ret.): We Are Living In The Wreckage Of The War On Terror

US Army Major (Ret.): We Are Living In The Wreckage Of The War On Terror Authored by US Army Major (ret.) Danny Sjursen via AntiWar.com, It has taken me years to tell these stories. The emotional and moral wounds of the Afghan War have just felt too recent, too raw. After all, I could hardly write a thing down about my Iraq War experience for nearly ten years, when, by accident, I churned out a book on the subject. Now, as the American war in Afghanistan – hopefully – winds to something…

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Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “Not Worth Fighting”

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “Not Worth Fighting” By Jessica Corbett The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in two new surveys that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all “not worth fighting.” The Pew Research Center, for the pair of polls published Wednesday, asked all respondents to consider the costs versus the benefits to the United States in their analysis of whether each conflict was…

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VA Whistleblower Threatened With Termination The Day Before Scheduled Testimony

VA Whistleblower Threatened With Termination The Day Before Scheduled Testimony By Sean Walton One day before Minu Aghevli testified at a House committee hearing about official Department of Veterans Affairs misconduct, she received a thick packet of documents that shook her life. It amounted to a pink slip more than 170 pages long, including about 140 pages outlining reasons VA plans to fire her, according to Kevin Owen, her lawyer. The packet arrived on Monday. She testified on Tuesday. Aghevli, 42, is a District native who has spent her entire…

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