Iraq veterans’ anti war play in the USA


This video from the USA is called U.S. Marine Iraq vet speaks out against war.

By Caitlin Shetterly of NPR in the USA:

Iraq Veterans Air Their Anger on an L.A. Stage

Weekend Edition Saturday, December 8, 2007 · After Sept. 11, 2001, part-time actor Sean Huze enlisted in the Marines. While still in active duty, he wrote his first play, The Sand Storm. When he returned home Huze says, he was filled with rage at what he’d seen and been through. Last year, he and some other vets formed Vet Stage in Los Angeles to make their voices heard.

US school students’ anti Iraq war strikes: here.

Afghanistan: here.

1 thought on “Iraq veterans’ anti war play in the USA

  1. Once again our Democratic “leaders” are betraying our troops by keeping them in Iraq forever to be murdered or maimed for no reason except the insatiable greed of Bush-Cheney’s oil cronies.

    On Tuesday, House Democrats plan to approve $30 billion more for Afghanistan. Then Senate Democrats plan to approve $70 billion to cover Iraq as well. Then House Democrats plan to approve the full $70 billion.

    Why are our Democratic “leaders” betraying us? Because they want Bush to sign – not veto – the $522 billion omnibus spending bill to fund the government this year. We have no Democratic “leaders” – we have utterly incompetent negotiators who lose 100% of their battles, no matter how much public support they have.

    Our Democrats in Congress clearly do not care about the voters who elect them, whether Democrats or Independents, virtually all of whom want them to end the disastrous occupation of Iraq now. Our Democrats in Congress do not care about the troops fighting in Iraq and their families, who oppose the occupation even more than the rest of us, by 69% to 64%. The only support for the occupation of Iraq comes from hard-core Bush Republican voters who never vote for Democrats.

    Who do Democrats in Congress actually care about? The donors who fund them – period. So call your Representatives and Senators with a simple message:
    Not one more penny for Iraq – or not one more penny for your campaign.
    If you have ever contributed to your Representatives or Senators or to any Democratic committee, be sure to tell them how much you will not give them.

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    More from our friends at United For Peace and Justice:

    Gather some friends together and pay a visit to one or more of your legislators. Stop by during lunch if that is convenient. Emphatically demand an end to the occupation. Your peaceful visit can be brief, or last long enough for your to read the names of every civilian and soldier killed in Iraq, or it can last until the member of Congress agrees to oppose all funding that is not tied to the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops and contractors.

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    Use this video as a funny, satirical, and poignant way of raising the issue with your friends, family and colleagues. Then start up your creative juices and figure out what *you* would do if you lived in one of Kravis’ mansions for a day during the holidays. Would you feed the homeless? Throw a huge party? Sell everything on eBay? Throw a huge party FOR the homeless?

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    Yep, we’ll pick the best idea and send a crew out to your home to film you challengingOnce again our Democratic “leaders” are betraying our troops by keeping them in Iraq forever to be murdered or maimed for no reason except the insatiable greed of Bush-Cheney’s oil cronies.

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