VIDEO: Iraq War Veteran, Outspoken War Critic Tomas Young Dead at 34

Young enlisted in the Army following the September 11 attacks, volunteering to go to Afghanistan. He was the subject of the documentary Body of War.

Iraq war veteran and outspoken Iraq war critic Tomas Young has died at the age of 34. Democracy Now! reported his death Monday, the eve of Veterans Day. Young enlisted in the Army following the September 11 attacks, volunteering to go to Afghanistan. He was sent to Iraq, and was left paralyzed by a bullet on the fifth day of his deployment.

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Veterans Day, 95 Years On

The Enduring Folly of the Battle of the Somme.

In a country that uses every possible occasion to celebrate its “warriors,” many have forgotten that today’s holiday originally marked a peace agreement. Veterans Day in the United States originally was called Armistice Day and commemorated the ceasefire which, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, ended the First World War. Up to that point, it had

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Peace Group Barred From Fourth Of July Parade

The Santa Barbara, Calif. Veterans For Peace chapter’s request for a float was rejected by parade organizers.

Absent from the lineup at this year’s Fourth of July parade in Santa Barbara, Calif., will be the city’s Veterans For Peace chapter, whose request for a float was rejected by parade organizers. Ron Dexter, a member of VFP’s Santa Barbara chapter, said the group was given only a vague reason for their float’s rejection. However, parade organizers

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