VIDEO Iraq & Afghanistan vets: why NATO can have my medals


CHICAGO -- U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam. One-by-one, 45 service members from all branches of the military took to the stage to tell their stories while thousands of anti-NATO protesters listened and cheered.

Now you can hear many of them too in the video below, and read the story here.



Photo: Iraq vet and Occupy Oakland activist Scott Olsen takes the stage. Olsen was almost killed last year by Oakland police when they fired a tear gas canister into the crowd and it struck Olsen in the head. (PW/Teresa Albano)