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Taken from Veterans and Nurses Fight for Improvements at the Jesse Brown VA by Robert Clack:

IVAW Chicago chapter members have long been concerned about the quality of care and service they receive at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVA). In the midst of a suicide epidemic (22 suicides a day in 2012) and based on our members' own bad experiences, IVAW Chicago decided to begin organizing to demand improvements in quality of care. Some of the members had experienced issues including long wait times, not receiving medicine or care in a timely manner and insensitivity from some staff. Some of IVAW's Women Veterans were also concerned about the Women's Health Clinic which was a shared space with the VA's Neurology clinic. "You would go into the women's clinic for treatment and you walk into a room full of men. For Veterans receiving treatment for Military Sexual Trauma (MST), this can be a trauma trigger," said IVAW member Sabrina Waller. In March 2012 the chapter began organizing.... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. Veterans and Nurses Fight for Improvements at the Jesse Brown VA by Robert Clack
  2. Remembering the Christmas Bombing by Interview with Barry Romo by Jen Tayabji
  3. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  4. VVAW Military and Veterans Counseling Closing: VVAW Still Fights On by VVAW
  5. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  6. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  7. Corpses, Corpses (poem) by Tim Bagwell
  8. Celebration of the Life of David Cline by Susan Schnall
  9. COVVHA Testifies to the Institute of Medicine by Heather Bowser
  10. Missing in Action in the Twenty-First Century by Bruce Franklin
  11. Kill Anything That Moves by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  12. Turse's Take on US Atrocities in Vietnam by Horace Coleman (reviewer)
  13. Confessions of a War Criminal by R. G. Cantalupo
  14. Stop the Killing! Ground the Drones! by Louie De Benedette
  15. A Veteran's Perspective on Gun Violence by Thomas Bayard
  16. The Gun Line by Gregory Ross
  17. It's People Who Kill People... With Guns by Bill Andrews
  18. The Dark (poem) by August Steiner-Zehender
  19. "Violence is as American as Cherry Pie!" by Horace Coleman
  20. Guns by Harold Pettus
  21. Oxy, the Smart Bomb by Bily X. Curmano
  22. Worries at the Pentagon (cartoon) by Jeff Danzinger
  23. Women in Combat: Can We Talk About This? by Jerry Lembcke
  24. How to Live with Killing (poem) by Horace Coleman
  25. Cheating the Reaper (poem) by W.D. Ehrhart
  26. Christmas Bombings 1972 by Susan Schnall
  27. Nixon Sabotaged Paris Peace Talks and Our Future by Daniel C. Lavery
  28. Telegram by VVAW
  29. John Piester - An Unsung Hero by Cindy Piester
  30. Hagel Critics (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  31. Vietnam: A Time Capsule by Suzanne Cogan
  32. When He Was Good by Marc Levy
  33. Creative Transformation Through Art Therapy by Trina Irish
  34. Forming Relationships of Understanding Promotes Healing by Amy Blumenshine
  35. Student Response by John Ketwig
  36. No Fear (poem) by Paul Nichols
  37. Jimi (poem) by William J. Reiter
  38. Uncoiling (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  39. The Gun Problem No One Talks About: Shooting Ranges in Schools by Rick Jahnkow
  40. America, Listen To Your Veterans by Rick Harrienger
  41. A Message of Gratitude by Dan New
  42. Saudis Now Providing Arms for Syrian Arms (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  43. To End All Wars by Tom Blakemore (reviewer)
  44. Look Not Unto the Morrow by David Swanson (reviewer)
  45. US to Supply Non-lethal Aid (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  46. A Warriors Psalm from Vietnam (poem) by Sgt. Charles F. Harrienger, Jr.
  47. RECOLLECTIONS: Christmas Forty Years Ago: Random Thoughts About the Roar of War Planes by Douglas M. Mason
  48. In the foxhole with neocons (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  49. 2012 VVAW Events (photos) by VVAW