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Pacifica Radio will broadcast the "Winter Soldier Hearings" from Washington DC starting Friday March 14. See kpfa.org for details (times are Pacific Daylight Savings). Program may be downloaded.
WPKN and WPKM will broadcast portions of the hearings. Check wpkn.org/today each day for times.
In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: "These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we demand that the voices of veterans are heard.
Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country.
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.
This event brings together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.