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Veteran's Voice Radio Show

Veteran's Voice Radio Show with Northwest Veterans for Peace deals with matters of war and peace. Also deals with veterans health issues and the after effects of war.

Episode Archive

Veteran's Voice on 02/18/11

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dr. Charles Jackson on Gulf War Syndrome

Hosts from Northwest Vets for Peace present one of their original interviews from the early 1990's. The guest is Dr. Charles Jackson of the Veteran's Administration. He talks about Gulf War Syndrome and the first returning veterans who presented symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War Syndrome or Gulf War Illness continues to be a serious problem for veterans of the Gulf War today.

Veteran's Voice on 01/21/11

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Fri, 01/21/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dahr Jamail on military sexual trauma

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace speak with journalist Dahr Jamail about his latest reports on military sexual trauma. The numbers of rapes and other types of abuse within the U.S. Military are staggering, according to Dahr Jamail. Victims continue to say that both their commanders and the Department of Defense in general has been ignoring pleas for help. 

Dahr Jamail is author of two recent books, “Beyond the Green Zone, Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq”, and “The Will To Resist, Soldiers who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan”.

 

Veteran's Voice on 12/17/10

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Fri, 12/17/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Vets, mental health issues, and suicide

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace discuss suicide among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. They also feature an interview from the Talk Nation Radio show with 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks who went AWOL to avoid redeployment to Afghanistan. Hanks had a panic attack at the airport when he was about to ship out for the Middle East again... he went AWOL to try to get mental health treatment. Hanks turned himself in shortly after the interview, and his efforts to get care have been mixed.

Veteran's Voice on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Returning Veterans Project

Hosts Marvin Simmons, Bill Bires and John Timothy of Northwest Vets for Peace speak with Belle Bennett Landau, Executive Director of the Returning Veterans Project.

Veteran's Voice on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Northwest Vets for Peace speak with anti-war activist S.

Northwest Vets for Peace Marvin Simmons, Bill Bires and John Timothy speak with anti-war activist S. Brian Willson.

Willson served, from 1966 to 1970, in the USAF, including several months as a combat security officer in Vietnam. Later he became a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace. Upon completion of Law School at American University in Washington, D.C., he became a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Veteran's Voice on 09/17/10

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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Vaccine-A: The Covert Government Experiment that's Killing Our Soldiers.

Northwest Vets for Peace interview Gary Matsumoto, author of "Vaccine-A: The Covert Government Experiment that's Killing Our Soldiers." Vaccine-A uncovers a story of betrayal—the betrayal of the men and women who serve in the armed forces, the betrayal of medical ethics, and the betrayal of the American people by military and civilian leaders sworn to defend and protect. Veteran journalist Gary Matsumoto shows that the worst friendly-fire incident in military history came from something no soldier had any reason to think would harm him: a vaccine administered by the military's own medics.

Veteran's Voice on 08/20/10

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Fri, 08/20/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gulf War Illness - Getting to the Bottom of It

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Jim Bunker, President of the National Gulf War Resource Center about Desert Storm and Gulf War Illness. The National Gulf War Resource Center is made up of Veterans and non-Veterans who want to get to the bottom of Gulf War Illness. They also will discuss the rare disease mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that is common among veterans.

http://www.ngwrc.org/

Veteran's Voice on 07/16/10

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Fri, 07/16/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Peace Movement's Progress

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview David Swanson about his recent article "The Peace Movement's Progress."

David Swanson is the author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" by Seven Stories Press (2009) and of the introduction to "The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush," by Dennis Kucinich (2008).

Veteran's Voice on 06/18/10

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Fri, 06/18/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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New Executive Director of Veterans For Peace

Guests include the new Executive Director of Veterans For Peace, Dennis Lane. Lane is he against war in principle in resolving issues, but he is especially concerned about the personal impact that combat has on the military personnel.

http://www.veteransforpeace.org/Bio_dennis_lane.vp.html

We'll also have a look at the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Co-host Bill Bires is a veteran of that war.

 

Veteran's Voice on 04/16/10

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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The War and the Working Class

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Zweig, author of The Working Class Majority:
America's Best Kept Secret, about "The War and the Working Class."

Michael Zweig is Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he has won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has served two terms on the state executive board of United University Professions, Local 2190, American Federation of Teachers, representing nearly 25,000 faculty and professional staff throughout the SUNY system. His earlier books include Religion and Economic Justice and The Idea of a World University.

 

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The War Behind Me:Vietnam Vets Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

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Wed, 12/31/2008

The guest is Deborah Nelson, author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes. Nelson is the Carnegie Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland College of Journalism. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1997 and was a project editor on Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations in 2001 and 2006.

Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End

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Tue, 11/18/2008

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

Winter Soldiers

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Wed, 10/22/2008

On the  Oct 15 Veterans' Voice the talk there is discussion of the Winter Soldier Program with veterans testimony in Portland on Sat. Oct 18.  Also Seth provides  additional info about  GIvoice.com 

  • Title: Winter Soldiers
  • Length: 52:20 minutes (23.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Twelve Women Assaulted in Iraq

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Tue, 08/19/2008

The guest is Larry Scott of va.watchdog.org.  They  also discuss  an article by  Irene Weiser  on  Twelve Women Assaulted in  Iraq.  That  article is available on  commondreams.org. And they discuss an article called, Women and War: The Toll of Deployment on Physical Health. To reference it, go to www.sitemaker.umich.edu/afwomen/home. Also Elli George at oif@isr.umich.edu.

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