Eleven years ago this month, the U.S. invaded Iraq. Today, a group of Iraq civilians and U.S. veterans of the war are coming together in Washington to demand the U.S. government be held accountable for the lasting effects of war at home and abroad. We are joined by two members of the
Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq’s invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still being felt today. This video originally appeared on The Real News Ne
Iraqi civil society organizers and US military veterans launch People’s Hearing on occupation’s ongoing toxic legacy Eleven years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the war has largely disappeared from the corporate media, and President Obama recently took the widely-critici
A multi-part series on the effect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the millions of Americans who were deployed and fought is being published by The Washington Post. It is based on results from a poll the Post conducted with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Rajiv Chandrasekaran desc
Rebekah Lampman may have left the Army a month ago, but the impacts of her nearly eight years of service are still very much a part of her life. She served two tours in Iraq with III Corps’ Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion as a broadcast journalist. “I did a lot of humanitarian
President Barack Obama, In a speech in Brussels yesterday after Russia (and many Europeans) pointed out our loss of moral authority because of our war in iraq in hitting Putin on Crimea, defended our 2003 invasion. This was deeply disheartening–and hypocritical, since he largel
‘In order to not appear hypocritical, Obama rewrites history around Iraq War while denouncing Russia’ President Obama is on the receiving end of scorn for remarks made during a high-profile speech in Brussels on Wednesday in which he defended the U.S. invasion of Iraq in a
The Bush administration’s plan to invade Iraq spurred the largest outcry and anti-war protests in the history of the world. More than ten years and hundreds of thousands of lives later, U.S. veterans and Iraqi civil society groups have come together to demand accountability for the U.
We are still in Iraq. The veterans, the deployed and the surviving Iraqi people. The war is raging inside the hearts and minds of an entire generation of military members, veterans and Iraqi civilians. The veterans are praised with, “Thank you for your service” and baited
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; for Iraqis and veterans who suffer the effects of environmental poisoning due to certain U.S. munitions and burn pits of hazardous material; and for a growing generation of orphans and people displaced by war.