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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO protest

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.

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Protesters shut down recruiting center

They protested the killing of 17 civilians by a U.S. soldier earlier in the month and other atrocities against Afghan civilians, and demanded an end to nearly eleven years of war.

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Bradley Manning faces life imprisonment in whistleblower case

Oklahomans are paying particular attention to the case of PFC Bradley Manning, an Oklahoma native. Hearings on his case  commenced at Fort Meade, Md., last month.

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Antiwar veterans deploy to Fleet Week

Every October the San Francisco Bay Area is "invaded and occupied" for five days by a gargantuan display of U.S. military power called Fleet Week.

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War comes home: the traumatic brain injury epidemic

According to official DOD figures, 332,000 soldiers have suffered brain injuries since 2000. Many of these are mild traumatic brain injuries, a term that is profoundly misleading.

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8th anniversary of Iraq war marked with demonstrations

Anti-war demonstrations marking the 8th annivesary of the Iraq war took place on Saturday around the country.

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Iraq/Afghanistan vets give support to Islamic center

Veterans call Islamic center near Ground Zero "about as pro-America as one can get."

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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Blackwater swamp keeps on bubbling

The Justice Department has begun a criminal fraud investigation of the company, its employees face criminal charges, but it keeps doing its dirty work under a tangle of names.

Audio: Communist Party responds to Obama's SOTU address

The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.

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