Captain Phillips tells the story of the attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a freighter, an attempt thwarted by the brave captain's heroic efforts and the timely arrival of the Navy Seals. Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken question some of the film's veracity, and ask whether it tries to make the case that military force is necessary around the world to control driven and desperate men. 17:02 minutes (9.75 MB)
Japanese-American World War II Nisei Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service were recently celebrated in Portland, Oregon. This tribute included bringing together the honored veterans from Oregon and Washington, the Congressional Gold Medal, screenings of “Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story” and “Searchlight Serenade”, and the Minidoka Swing Band. We feature interviews with several participants. Many thanks to event organizers, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Oregon History Museum. 59:40 minutes (54.62 MB)
Iven Hale offers a special Veteran days commentary. The conflicts of today are different from the wars of a hundred years ago, to which Veterans Day traces its origin. Women are now a significant portion of the armed forces, and while the abstract conflicts of today often tout the need to protect women from patriarchal foreigners, they are more likely to be raped/assaulted by fellow soliders (at a rate of 70 times a day, or 3 rapes an hour 24 hours a day) She offers stories of women's experience of sexual assault in the military.
If you have been sexually assaulted in the Military or otherwise, you can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.