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Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

August 31st, 2010

Veterans Respond to Obama's "Rebranded Occupation" Announcement

A veteran’s perspective makes it clear that two major points must be made in response to President Obama’s announcement regarding combat troops leaving Iraq.First, there is no such thing as “non combat troops.” It is a contradiction in terms. It is internally inconsistent. It is illogical. It is simply not ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 7th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldiers Protest Repeated Deployments

While President Obama is touting the Iraq war as all but over, thousands of soldiers continue to be sent to patrol Iraq’s streets, where violence is climbing to its highest level in two years.  Among those thousands of GIs are a very large number who have previously been deployed, and ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Army reports record number of suicides for June

Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June making it the worst month on record for Army suicides, the service said Thursday. There were 32 confirmed or suspected suicides among soldiers in June, including 21 among active-duty troops and 11 among National Guard or Reserve forces, ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Army Recruiter Found Dead In Alameda From Apparent Suicide

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Alameda police were investigating the apparent suicide of an army recruiter and Iraq war veteran Wednesday evening.Authorities have not yet released the name of the 37-year old man, whose body was found just before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle parked in the lot of the ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Suicides Now Claiming Nearly as Many Soldiers as Battlefield Deaths

Annual rates of suicide among American troops have been steadily rising since 2002, and are now so high that they rival the actual battlefield death toll. So far this year, 163 active and non-active soldiers have killed themselves. That's startlingly close to the number of troops lost fighting in Operation ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military

Nearly as many American troops at home and abroad have committed suicide this year as have been killed in combat in Afghanistan. Alarmed at the growing rate of soldiers taking their own lives, the Army has begun investigating its mental health and suicide prevention programs. But the tougher challenge is ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Iraq war hero's 100mph suicide bid

LONDON — War hero Johnson Beharry, Britain's highest-decorated serving soldier, tried to kill himself in a high speed car crash as he struggled with the trauma of the Iraq war, he told a newspaper Monday. The 30-year-old lance corporal drove his car into a lamp-post at 100 miles per hour ... continue reading

May 6th, 2010

Number of Soldiers Seeking Opiate Abuse Treatment Skyrockets

The number of American soldiers seeking treatment for opiate abuse has skyrocketed over the past five years, at a time when the U.S. military has been surging forces into the heart of the world's leading opium producer. Pentagon statistics obtained by FoxNews.com show that the number of Army soldiers enrolled in ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?

From the invasion of Afghanistan until last summer, the U.S. military had lost 761 soldiers in combat there. But a higher number in the service — 817 — had taken their own lives over the same period. The surge in suicides, which have risen five years in a row, has ... continue reading

March 8th, 2010

Utah Air Force base dealing with rash of suicides

Utah's Hill Air Force Base has hired a psychologist and others to deal with a rash of suicides, mostly among civilians complaining of harsh working conditions. Ogden Air Logistics Center commander Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch says two civilians and an airman have committed suicide this year. A Hill spokesman says ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Military suicides are causing civilian casualties, too

WASHINGTON — Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Wimmer charmed potential Army recruits with a movie star's smile, but somehow it never quite reached his eyes, even when he was cradling his newborn twin daughters. Whenever he closed his eyes, he dreamed of his own dead body swinging from a rope, his ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Fort Hood, Army still seeing suicide problem

Fort Hood had more suicides in January than any other installation as the Army searched for solutions to a baffling mystery.Despite a series of programs designed to tackle the problem at the post and throughout the Army, the service's January suicide mark still came close to matching the one from ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2010

Army recruiter’s apparent suicide attempt part of troubling military trend

BROCKTON, MA — Army recruiter Raymond Kerr was found clinging to life, gun in hand, in his car in the parking lot outside the military recruiting office on Westgate Drive on Monday morning. The 33-year-old Army sergeant was shot in the head in what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound, ... continue reading

December 19th, 2009

Army suicides up; local chaplain says there are programs to help

FORT GORDON,Ga. -- While the Army is fighting two wars overseas, they're also fighting a rising number of suicides. This year is the highest number of reported cases since 1980, when the Army began keeping statistics.Through the right training at all levels of command the Army is hoping to prevent ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Buddy Count

In Sgt. John M. Russell's chaotic Army world the morning of May 11, the enemy was closing in. For the previous several days at sprawling Camp Liberty outside Baghdad, the big Texan had talked of conspiracies, woken up from constant nightmares, and broken down in tears, wishing someone would put ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Rising military suicides

More U.S. military personnel have taken their own lives so far in 2009 than have been killed in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars this year, according to a Congressional Quarterly compilation of the latest statistics from the armed services. As of Tuesday, at least 334 members of the military ... continue reading

November 3rd, 2009

Suicide Toll Fuels Worry That Army Is Strained

Sixteen American soldiers killed themselves in October in the U.S. and on duty overseas, an unusually high monthly toll that is fueling concerns about the mental health of the nation's military personnel after more than eight years of continuous warfare.The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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