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THE COST OF WAR AT HOME
Catherine Lutz, cultural anthropologist (Brown University) surveys the domestic cost of war after Sept. 11, 2001: economy destroyed, massive redistribution of wealth upward, corruption of our youth, dehumanization of our citizens, passivity, ignorance and psychological disorientation: a crippling of our sense of self. Iraq Veterans Against the War Winter Soldier Hearing Civilian Testimony. -24 minutes - play video at right or visit this page link for download options.


CONSCIENCE OF A NATION 
WINTER SOLDIER OVERVIEW - 30 Vets in 30 Minutes. 
 

Iraq Veterans Against the War
met in Maryland in March 2008. Over 200 veterans in attendance, dozens of cameras, simulcasts and radio hosts. Over 50 veterans testified to what they witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan and invited the world to watch. The event was ignored by the mainstream media. We continue to work with the footage and re-present it to those that missed it. See also the full testimonies at www.ivaw.org  view part 1 at right - click here for part 2 and click here for part 3,
The 30min version of this video comes free with any Winter Soldier DVD order.

INTRO TO WINTER SOLDIER -
‘WE’RE POISONING THE WORLD’
10min
youtube with music by Jason Moon & Aaron from Trendy.  Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Silver Spring Maryland, March 13-16, 2008. Matt Howard (USMC 1st Tank Battalion) reveals the military policy toward its troops: lie and cover-up, then discard and/or discredit. - see also www.ivaw.org
order this with the set of dvd's below...
WINTER SOLDIER - 3 DVD BOXED SET - INCLUDES THE ABOVE VIDEO- $18 - A Great set to donate to the Library or order the set without the box - $10
I Joined The National Guard.. Didn't Know it Was Going to be the International Gualrd."
 - 12mins youtube music by Jason Moon
Intro to Winter Soldier 'WE'RE POSIONING THE WORLD'
- 10mins
youtube music by Jason Moon & Aaron from Trendy. 
'I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING'
Sergio Kochergin -15mins youtube music by Paris
'I AM NO LONGER THE MONSTER I ONCE WAS' - 10mins
youtube
RACHEL CORRIE - AN AMERICAN HERO
- 9mins youtube
McCAIN MIA ON VETERANS ISSUES - IVAW MARCHES ON RNC youtube
IRAQ UPDATE: Sami Rasouli
youtube 
MADISON WISCONSIN TESTIMONIES 27SEPT2008. see below for online links.

Free Extra - CONSCIENCE OF A NATION 30 VETS IN 30 MINUTES.
or order the set without the box $10 -

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR - MADISON
Winter Soldier Series - Testimonies from midwest Iraq Vets.  Soldiers tell their stories of conditions that led them to join the service, conditions in Iraq and how they have been treated when they return home. 27sept2008 2 hour DVD available - DVD includes a 30 minute overview of testimony for play at meetings and cable access.  play 30min overview - google link
or the short version -
youtube link Also on the dvd are the full testimonies of:


 

John Knox - youtube link
Leonard Shelton -
youtube link
Ben Thompson - Abu Ghraib - (short version)
google video link
Keynote - John Stauber of www.prwatch.org
Todd Dennis -
youtube link
Paul Anderson -
youtube link
Aaron Hughes - (short version)
youtube link
Jason Moon - (short version)
youtube link
Iraqi Citizen and activist Sami Rasouli of www.mpt-iraq.org
Veteran for Peace Will Williams. 
google video link
see also - www.ivaw.org


McCAIN MIA ON VETERANS ISSUES  Iraq Veterans Against
the War marched on the RNC in St. Paul Minnesota to protest the war, and deliver a letter on the treatment of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan War. McCain's representatives refused to receive the letter or meet with the IVAW representative. (1Sep2008) see also www.ivaw.org  www.veteransforpeace.org
10minute version - youtube link
28minute version - play winmedia file or play google video
DVD 27 - Available on dvd with Ray McGovern and Sami Rasouli
play video
 

RACHEL CORRIE - AN AMERICAN HERO: Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
In her Winter Soldier II testimony Dr. Wasfi paid tribute to Rachel Corrie.  "Rachel at the time -- 2003 -- was a 23-year-old college student who, after September 11th, wanted to learn about other cultures...wanted to try to understand what was going on. Tragically on March 16, 2003 Rachel was crushed by an Israeli Caterpillar D-9 Bulldozer (commanded by the Israeli Defense Forces) while blocking a home demolition in Rafah with the International Solidarity Movement. full text/more see also www.liberatethis.com - 9 mins - youtube link
DVD 24 - Winter Soldier Maryland - 58minutes click for details

A SNIPER'S TALE: Garret Reppenhagen
"There are ways to resist this war within army regulations, if you're a citizen soldier you still obtain your rights as a citizen you’re able to use those rights and you should since your the one sacrificing to protect those rights." Reppenhagen spoke on the IVAW panel, "The future of GI resistance," at the Winter Soldier testimony in March 2008. He is the co-creator of an active duty resistance blog ftssoldier.blogspot.com   click here to view transcript/more -10 mins - youtube link

WORKING CLASS WAR: Prof. Chris Appy
After the Vietnam War and the great slumber (1973-2003), those at the top and the ideologues who achieved control of the U.S. government, learned visceral lessons from the Vietnam War: do away with the draft, control the media, privatize the military, fine tune the killing machine (the officers) & govern by stealth and false flag. Appy, in his March 15 2008 testimony, sees cause for hope in the IVAW resistance. 10 mins - youtube link

I’M NO LONGER THE MONSTER I ONCE WAS: IVAW activist Jon M. Turner began his Winter Soldier 2008 testimony, “‘Once a Marine, always a Marine.’ But there’s also the term, ‘Eat the apple, F the core.’” With that, Turner ripped his many medals from his shirt, “I don’t work for you no more.” In bravely relating his horrific experiences In Iraq, Turner exposes the purposeful and on-going creation of monsters by the U.S. military, the politicians who direct them and the public which acquiesces. As Francisco Goya wrote many years ago, “the sleep of reason produces monsters.” see also www.ivaw.org - 9 mins - youtube link
DVD 24 - Winter Soldier Maryland - 58minutes click for details

'I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING'
Iraq Veteran Against the War Sergio Kochergin woke up to the criminal nature of the war sometime in his second deployment to Iraq. Speaking out at Winter Soldier Sergio described how he was used and abused. Winter Soldier 2008 Testimonies from Iraq and Afghanistan, Silver Spring Maryland.
15min google video link
part one 5:43
youtube link part two 9:32 youtube link
DVD 24 - Winter Soldier Maryland - 58minutes click for details
 

‘WE’RE POISONING THE WORLD’: WINTER SOLDIER II  Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Silver Spring Maryland, March 13-16, 2008. Matt Howard (USMC 1st Tank Battalion) reveals the military policy toward its troops: lie and cover-up, then discard and/or discredit.
  full text/more see also www.ivaw.org
long version 23 mins - google video link
short version 10 mins - youtube link
DVD 24 - Winter Soldier Maryland - 58minutes click for details
 

"I JOINED THE NATIONAL GUARD.. DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE THE INTERNATIONAL GUARD." - IVAW member Ryan
IVAW Winter Soldier Fundraiser - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Feb 23 2008.
Winter Soldier, Washington D.C. March 13-16th, 2008
For simulcast info visit: www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier/howtowatch
Once again, veterans are fighting for the soul of our country.  They demonstrate their patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy.  Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan features testimony from U.S. Veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. see also: http://www.myspace.com/ivawchicago  www.ivaw.org
10 minute Milwaukee fundraiser just before Winter Soldier II - youtube link
DVD 24 - Winter Soldier Maryland - 58minutes click for details
 
 

updated feb 2010