Monday, March 17, 2008
Winter Soldier 2008: Anti-war Veterans Speak Out
As anti-war activists observe the 5th anniversary of the Iraq Invasion by the U.S., more and more veterans are themselves speaking out against the war; this past weekend as many anti-war activists took to the streets, veterans of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and other countries testified at Winter Solder: Iraq and Afghanistan 2008, about what they experienced while supposedly spreading "democracy" abroad.
We listen to the travails of a U.S. permanent resident, who signed up for the Marines, was among the first Marine units to be deployed to Iraq, but when he returned from Iraq, was taken from Camp Pendleton and incarcerated in San Diego, on deportation charges.
Courtesy of Pacific radio KPFA's War Comes Home project, archived testimony is available online and portions will be aired on Subversity this Monday 17 March 2008.
The audio is made available through a creative commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
War Comes Home site: http://www.warcomesehome.org/
Iraq Veterans Against the War: http://www.ivaw.org/