[act-ma] 1/27 Veterans For Peace Winter Soldier fundraiser

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Jan 21 06:18:21 PST 2008

Nate Goldshlag wrote:

Hi folks,

The Winter Soldier hearings that IVAW are holding March 13-16 promise 
to be extremely important in building the antiwar and GI resistance 
movements.  Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as well as Iraqi and Afghan 
civilians will testify about what is really happening, and if this 
gets media attention the American public will hear testimony that they 
have never heard before.

The budget for this undertaking is extremely large.  A documentary 
film will be made, the hearings will be webcast, people will be flown 
in from Iraq and Afghanistan, 300 people will be housed, mental health 
professionals will be hired to help with the trauma likely to result 
from the recounting of these horrors, etc.  Veterans For Peace is 
committed to raising a large amount of money to support IVAW.

The local Smedley Butler Brigade chapter of VFP will be holding a 
fundraiser on Sunday 1/27 at 3 PM in Newton.  Howard Zinn, Liam Madden 
of IVAW, and original Winter Soldier participant Joe Bangert will 
speak.  An excerpt from the original Winter Soldier film from 1972 
will be shown.  A pdf version of the flyer can be seen at:

If you cannot come, and for those out of town, please consider making 
a generous donation and send it to me.  Details are given at the 
bottom of page 1 of the flyer.

Please distribute this flyer far and wide to your friends and email 
lists.  Thanks, and we hope to see you on the 27th.

Best Regards,
Nate Goldshlag
Co-Coordinator, Smedley D. Butler Brigade Veterans For Peace

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