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Vets Tear Down Memorial Barricades, Drop them in Front of White House

BS | Sunday morning, 2,000- 3,000 veterans, family members and citizens gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.  There, the veterans took apart the barricades set up by Park Police to keep visitors out of the WWII Memorial, placed the barricades on their shoulders and carried them away.

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Civil Liberties :: 744 Views :: 0 Comments
Grim Metric: US Military Suicides Hit Highest Level Since War Began

anti-war | US soldiers are committing suicide at an alarming rate in 2012, according to new Pentagon statistics reported by the Associated Press. The rate was roughly one per day, with 154 suicides in 155 days. The rate is the highest since the latest round of wars began in 2001.

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100 military veterans in uniform march through Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street

AP | About 100 military veterans are joining the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan. The march began Wednesday at the Vietnam Veterans Plaza near Wall Street. The protesters, who were in uniform, ended at the Zuccotti Park encampment.Police separated them from the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Civil Liberties :: 996 Views :: 0 Comments
Former Marine's injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement

USA Today | Spurred by an injury to one of their own, military veterans are mobilizing to increase their presence and profile in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Wednesday on Wall Street, the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and dozens of other uniformed veterans known as "Veterans of the 99%" are expected to mass near Wall Street, where Occupy began Sept. 17.

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Civil Liberties :: 2197 Views :: 0 Comments
One-in-three vets say Iraq, Afghan wars were not worth it

MSNBC | One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority think that after 10 years of combat America should be focusing less on foreign affairs and more on its own problems, according to an opinion survey released Wednesday.

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