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Veterans at Standing Rock Apologize for Centuries of Crimes Against Native Americans

Over the weekend, thousands of veterans joined Native “water protectors” and their allies to defend them from highly aggressive police tactics on the ground in North Dakota, where protesters have gathered for months to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. By Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers had temporarily denied a final permit to the pipeline Read More…

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‘Shoot at Us First’: Veterans Form Literal ‘Human Shield’ to Protect Standing Rock Protesters from Cops

Cannon Ball, ND – A steady stream of U.S. military veterans continued to pour into the Standing Rock protest camps over the weekend, with our sources on the ground estimating nearly 5,000 vets already there, and more arriving throughout the night to take part in the “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” movement. The newly arrived veterans wasted Read More…

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Veterans Come Out In Force To Stand With The DAPL Protesters

Last week, the newly formed group “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” called on veterans to nonviolently stand up to militarized law enforcement at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Since its initial call to action, the veterans’ movement has grown exponentially. Last week, the Facebook event, which was launched by Army veteran Wesley Read More…

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The US Military Lied To Thousands Of Soldiers — Veterans Forced to Return Millions In Enlistment Bonuses

Shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon hired Bell Pottinger, a London-based PR agency. The PR firm was tasked with promoting what the Pentagon called “democratic elections” in Iraq, ultimately earning over a hundred million dollars yearly. Part of the firm’s job included producing “fake al Qaeda propaganda films,” the Bureau of Investigative Journalism Read More…

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Congress Passes Bill To Lift Ban On Medical Cannabis For Vets, It Goes To Obama’s Desk To Be Signed

In the latest development signalling the possible end of the failed war on drugs, Congress voted to lift the ban on military vets’ access to medical cannabis in states where it’s legal. President Obama’s signature is now the only thing standing between vets and possible treatment for PTSD and a host of other conditions. “Both Read More…

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First-Ever Trial of Medical Marijuana for PTSD Approved by DEA

In an amazing step for the advancement of public health, the Drug Enforcement Agency approved a study of cannabis as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD, once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which Read More…