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

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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)

 

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  • This does not mean a world without rules; rules are important to deal with current issues but peace will definitely move us on the rightfold path to justice and humanity.

    Posted by alices, 10/11/2012 4:58am (2 years ago)

  • Bring peace on! Peace mightily and strong to benefit the world.

    This does not mean a world without rules; rules are important to deal with current issues but peace will definitely move us on the rightfold path to justice and humanity.

    Posted by Joy Leftow, 09/14/2012 8:36am (2 years ago)

  • Thanks for this story...
    We continue the struggle for Peace and Democracy!

    One small step at a time.

    Posted by Gabriel Falsetta, 05/24/2012 4:27pm (3 years ago)

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