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Exposed Our Troops to Dangers More Deadly Than War, the first national expose on Agent Orange. He is a charter member of Veterans For Peace (Chapter 001, Maine), and belongs to both the DAV and VFW as well.

The use of the address <www.bringthemhomenow.com> was generously granted by Andrew Boyd, activist and graphic artist. His original site contained many "Bring Them Home Now" bumperstickers, posters, and other graphics. To see it, and to order bumperstickers and other items, click here.


Telling the truth - about the occupation, the cuts to veterans benefits, or the dangers of depleted uranium - is the first reason Traveling Soldier is necessary.  But we want to do more than tell the truth; we want to report on the resistance - whether it's in the streets of Baghdad, New York, or inside the armed forces.  Our goal is for Traveling Soldier to become the thread that ties working-class people inside the armed services together. We want this newsletter to be a weapon to help you organize resistance within the armed forces. If you like what you've read, we hope that you'll join with us in building a network of active duty organizers.   http://www.traveling-soldier.org/


Baghdad Burning

An Iraqi blogger -- http:\\riverbendblog.blogspot.com December 22, 2003

Questions and Fears... Baghdad has been a very tense place these last few days. Yesterday alone we heard around 8 explosions though none of the news channels seem to be covering them. There have also been several demonstrations- some anti-Saddam and some pro-Saddam and several anti-America.  The most prominent anti-America demonstrations took place in A'adhamiya and Amiriya, two residential areas in Baghdad.

One demonstration in A'adhamiya included people from all over the city.  The demonstrators were demanding the release of hundreds of people who have been detained over the last few weeks (there are thousands of detained Iraqis, overall).

Most people imagine detained Iraqis as being bearded, angry men in their 30s or 40s shouting anti- imperialist slogans and whipping their heads about in a livid frenzy. They do not see the women- school teachers, professors and housewives- being herded off to the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

They don't see the kids- some no more than 13 or 14 years old- who are packed away with bags over their heads, hands secured behind their backs.  They don't see the anxious mothers and children, weeping with fear and consternation, begging in a language foreign to the soldiers to know where their loved ones are

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