"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."
It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.
"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."
President Barack Obama called for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue "out of the shadows."
Veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars gathered last Saturday at a local New York Area Veterans for Peace conference.
The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.
"Anyone who wants to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits to finance tax giveaways for the rich must have a heart two sizes too small."
More U.S. soldiers are now killing themselves than are being killed in the wars in the Middle East. The Army brass ordered the stand down after July figures showed a record high 26 soldiers died in probable suicides. Find out what GIs and veterans are doing to prevent it.
Marian Bacon has worked at The Memphis Center for Independent Living, an action and advocacy organization for people with disabilities, for over five years.
Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.