It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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New crises, new dangers, new possibilities.
Since our last issue, it seems we have entered a new era, with ever-compounding crises in politics and environment. At the same time, there are new possibilities in politics and citizen activity with fresh new faces and voices in Washington a...|
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty:
I occasionally have a hard time coming up with something about which to write in this column, although Jeff has been quite helpful. He suggests such topics as countering the privatization talk regarding the VA, and "struggles for our benefits in these dark times." With regard to that one, I have a good friend who has the misfortune to have been a "blue water sailor" in Vietnam, and as such is ineligible for benefits related to Agent Orange exposure. The House passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act unanimously, but two Republicans in the Senate shot it down. Real surprise on that one. There is also the issue of the rise of the suicide rate among veterans, although Fox News assures us that the President is working on that one. But the title of my column is Notes From The Boonies, so I guess that I should leave the above areas to those more knowledgeable than I (no shortage of them) and just stick to the title. What is going on down here in central Illinois?... Read More
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