2008/07/30: IVAW's Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan

Sgt. Jason Lemieux, Iraq veteran, IVAW member
I was involved in firefights during which the rules of engagement were lifted by the chain of command or were simply ignored, resulting in needless and strategically counterproductive civilian deaths.
Watch and read the PBS Newshour segment here...
Youtube video here...

 

Iraq, Afghan Vets testify at Winter Soldier hearings

On the 5th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, Iraq Veterans Against the War presented the Winter Soldier hearings, with testimony by dozens of soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Public showings of the live testimony were held in Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, and Wausau, and at more than a hundred locations around the country, and IVAW even received reports that soldiers in Iraq were watching the hearings in their barracks.

This is just the beginning Your group can help these antiwar vets get their testimony to the public though public showings of the testimony at your school, church, public library or home. Many of the IVAW members who testified will be touring the country, to bring live testimony to the public. You can help support their work by making a donation to IVAW here...

Democracy Now! reports on the hearings here...
IVAW has archives of the hearings here...

UPDATE: The media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting asks the question: Why Are Winter Soldiers Not News? with a roundup of media outlets that covered - and chose not to cover - the Winter Soldier hearings. Read more...

 

 

Orpheum Theater, Madison