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Vets, military families rally for Obama

Military families gave Tammy Duckworth a hero's welcome as the congressional candidate who lost both legs walked to the speakers platform.

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There is HOPE for Memphis homeless

The Shelby County Commission, in a 9 to 1 vote, agreed to provide $450,000 to help fund programs and housing for people currently experiencing homelessness.

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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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Veterans say: We are part of the 99 percent

Veterans are observing Veterans Day by joining the "99 percent" in Occupy Wall Street and denouncing deadly wars fought to enrich the wealthy.

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Veterans Day 2011: Demand action on jobs

PeoplesWorld.org marks this Veterans Day with a question to the Republicans in Congress. Plus links to related stories.

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Congress eyeing backdoor route to slashing benefits

Republicans and Democrats inclined to go along with the slashers are reportedly considering adoption of a new formula that would allow progressively larger reductions in Social Security and other benefits.

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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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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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GOP's privatization of Social Security would hurt veterans

Almost 800,000 veterans receive Social Security disability benefits, with an additional 2 million or more spouses and children eligible as well.

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