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October 26th, 2010

VIDEO: National Guard members deploy to Iraq

Another group of local soldiers is making their final preparations to head overseas to Iraq. They are National Guard members who remove explosive devices and clear roads for convoys, and today they said their emotional goodbyes to friends and family.[...]Melissa Harrell of the 501st Ordnance Battalion says, “I feel honored ... continue reading

October 12th, 2010

Kent State Truth Tribunal Hears New Forensic Evidence of Clear Order to Fire at Kent State, Backs Rep. Kucinich in Call to Open Inquiry

October 12, New York City, NY – The Kent State Truth Tribunal this weekend heard testimony from forensic audio scientist Stuart Allen that establishes clear orders to shoot live ammunition at unarmed protesting students by the Ohio National Guard. The tape also reveals startling evidence of an altercation with distinct ... continue reading

October 5th, 2010

Forensic Scientist to Present New Evidence of Command Responsibility for Campus Shootings at Final Kent State Truth Tribunal in New York City

October 5, New York City, NY – On October 9th &10th, 2010 filmmaker Michael Moore will again livecast the hearings of the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT), streaming real time accounts of participants, witnesses and family members of the 1970 Kent State shootings that left four students dead and nine ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 5th, 2010

Kent State: The Death of Innocence and the First Amendment

Since the beginning of 2010, the Kent State Truth Tribunal has been focused on collecting and understanding the truth about the circumstances that surrounded the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others at Kent State University in Ohio on May 4, 1970. As new evidence emerges that ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 23rd, 2010

How Has It Come to This?

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

More on Magdzas: Iraq war veteran, Purple Heart recipient

SUPERIOR, WI - FOX 21 News looked deeper into the background of the man described by neighbors as a husband, father and Iraq war veteran.  They say 23-year–old Matt Magdzas lived there with his 26-year-old wife April and their 13-month-old daughter.Pictures from a Myspace web account show the two in happy times.  FOX 21 News ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

Superior police confirm murder-suicide

Superior police on Thursday confirmed the identities of the victims of an apparent homicide-suicide. Superior Police Chief Floyd Peters identified the victims as Matthew Magdzas, 23; April Oles-Magdzas, 26; and Lila Jean Magdzas, 13 months. Family members said April was approximately 8½ months pregnant.In addition, authorities found three dogs in ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

August 12th, 2010

Shining a Light on the Kent State Shootings of 1970

This last weekend on August 7 and 8, the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) traveled to San Francisco to record and preserve narratives from west coast-based original witnesses to and participants in the 1970 Kent State shootings. My sister Allison Krause was one of the four students killed at Kent ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Victim's sister records stories from Kent State

It happened a long time ago in a state on the other side of the country, but the day Ohio National Guardsmen killed four students at Kent State University during an anti-war protest is still a fresh hurt for Laurel Krause.Her sister, 19-year-old freshman Allison Krause, was one of those ... continue reading

July 24th, 2010

'Don't ask' critic Dan Choi honorably discharged

One of the most vocal critics of the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy has been honorably discharged for being in violation of the policy.Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and first lieutenant with the Army National Guard, said he learned of the decision on Thursday. “It's painful mostly, not ... continue reading

July 24th, 2010

VIDEO: Gay soldier's discharge delivered to parents' Tustin home

TUSTIN – A letter notifying gay activist soldier Lt. Daniel Choi of honorable discharge was delivered to his parents' house in Tustin at the end of June. Choi said he learned of the discharge from the New York Army National Guard on Thursday, when his commander called to give him ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

July 13th, 2010

Unjustified, Indefensible, Wrong

My sister Allison Krause was one of four students killed in the 1970 Kent State shootings. You may have heard about that day in American history - May 4, 1970 - when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting the invasion of Cambodia. Some of those killed ... continue reading

July 4th, 2010

Vermont soldier dies in Afghanistan bombing

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A 25-year-old soldier from Vermont was killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the Vermont National Guard said Saturday night. Spc. Ryan J. Grady of West Burke died Saturday after his military vehicle struck a roadside bomb near the Bagram Air Base, the National Guard said. ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Soldier from Fall River dies in blast in Afghanistan

FALL RIVER — As Lydia Andrews pulled into her driveway Monday afternoon and saw the military officials and police parked in front of her three-decker, her heart sank. Her son, Alfred, told relatives he had a similar foreboding the day before, on Father’s Day, when his son did not call ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Fallen soldier

Family, friends and fellow soldiers of Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey gathered to remember the Army National Guardsman who was killed 6 years ago in Iraq.A memorial ride from Livermore to the Tracy War Memorial was held Saturday afternoon. Family and friends took turns speaking about McCaffrey was killed in Balad Iraq ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Senate moves forward with war funding bill after dismissing litany of amendments

The Senate moved ahead with a war supplemental funding bill on Thursday after it cleared a key procedural hurdle. Senators voted 69-29 to end debate on the legislation and invoke cloture after dismissing a number of amendments to the legislation this morning. The vote clears the way for senators to ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Army UH-60 Black Hawk drops in for a visit at Torrington High School

TORRINGTON, CT — While their classmates were busy taking notes and handing in homework Tuesday, a lucky group of Torrington High School students were strapping into their seats aboard one of the military’s most prized combat vehicles.As part of an ongoing recruiting effort, the Army and the Conn. National Guard ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Kent State shooting victim seeks action based on tape

One of the Kent State University students shot by Ohio National Guardsmen during antiwar protests on May 4, 1970 is seeking a new investigation of the incident, based on evidence uncovered by The Plain Dealer.Alan Canfora said Monday he will ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Ohio Attorney General ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, Louisiana – The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta on Monday as BP Plc said it will again attempt to contain the oil leak, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before.National Guard helicopters in ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

BP sprays more chemicals into main Gulf oil leak

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more.Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to thin the ... continue reading

May 4th, 2010

1970 Kent State shootings become enduring history lesson

Forty springs ago, on the day the Vietnam War came home as it never had before, Mary Ann Vecchio was there. She's the girl in the haunting photo — crying, kneeling over the student's body.That was Kent State University, May 4, 1970, a few days after Richard Nixon, who'd campaigned ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Families still search for answers in Kent State tragedy

Laurel Krause looks back on that last weekend with her big sister as a treasure.It was April 1970 and 15-year-old Laurel Krause took a train from Pittsburgh to Ohio to visit her sister, Allison, at Kent State University.They celebrated Allison's 19th birthday on April 23 and had put away their ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Kent State Truth Tribunal to Open Its Doors to Witnesses of 1970 Student Killings At Protest Over Invasion of Cambodia

Kent, Ohio – On May 1, 2010 the Kent State Truth Tribunal will launch a four-day truth-seeking initiative that will examine the deaths and injuries of student protestors at a 1970 campus rally over the invasion of Cambodia. Dozens of witnesses and participants are scheduled to share their accounts over ... continue reading

April 24th, 2010

2 Iraq vets arraigned in Chesco armory fire

PHOENIXVILLE — Two Royersford men were arraigned in Phoenixville District Court Friday afternoon on charges they allegedly set fire to the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory along Rapps Dam Road on April 15.Dominic Toye Majors and Guy Carlton Jones, both 20, of Royersford, are charged with arson, burglary, possession of explosive/incendiary ... continue reading

April 24th, 2010

Michael Moore to Broadcast Kent State Truth Tribunal for 1970 Campus Shootings of War Protesters

Kent, Ohio – On May 1-4, 2010 filmmaker Michael Moore will livecast the hearings of the Kent State Truth Tribunal, streaming in real time the accounts of participants, witnesses and family members of the 1970 Kent State shootings that left four students dead and nine injured. The livecast is the ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 14th
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