The War Comes Home:
TRAUMA & ITS AFTERMATH
On October 6, 2012 Citizen Soldier again organized a national conference for service members, veterans,
family members, and helping professionals.
View highlights from veteran and wives's testimony about the impact of PTSD at our Colorado Springs conference, October 6, 2012.
View coverage of our PTSD Conference, held February 4, 2012 in Tacoma, Washington.
View TV coverage
View testimony, Part I
View testimony, Part II
View testimony, Part III
Network of GI Support Grows:
Two New Coffeehouses for Soldiers to Open
Coffeehouse/Counselling centers for Soldiers will open near Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Hood, TX in the next two weeks.
The "Coffee Strong" cafe next to Ft. Lewis will provide educational programs, entertainment and GI rights counselling as well as links to psychological and legal support for Ft. Lewis personnel and their families. Coffee Strong also makes a mean cup of coffee! (Also see GI Coffee House Coming Soon next to Ft. Lewis;
Tod Ensign to speak)
The "Under the Hood" project, adjacent to Ft. Hood TX will also offer social programs, counselling and legal referral to servicemembers from Ft Hood--the Army's largest base. (Also see Under The Hood: An Anti-War GI Coffeehouse in Texas)
These projects aid activists who're seeking to launch similar operations at other military bases during 2009.
More info: Tod Ensign, Ft Drum, N Y (212) 679-2250
Seth Manzel, Ft Lewis, WA (253) 228-8912
Alice Embree, Ft Hood, TX (512) 740-4819
Coming to Killeen: A GI coffeehouse in the grand
The Oleo Strut Coffeehouse
And The G.I. Antiwar
[download pdf ]
An Enfant Terrible Stumbles Upon
the Vietnam War
By Michael Uhl
The Lonely Soldier – The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq.
The Passion of
Reviewed by Abdeen Jabara
The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers
by Nancy Sherman
LISTEN TO LIVE BROADCAST OF THE WINTER SOLDIER 2008 HEARINGS
Contract and You
The Facts; Your Rights
VOICES JOIN THOSE WHO HAVE SPOKEN OUT
AGAINST THE WAR IN IRAQ
"Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is
PAT TILLMAN'S BROTHER
BREAKS HIS SILENCE
stop this war before more are killed."
Father of Lance Cpl. Edward "Augie" Schroeder II
Laments His Son's Senseless Death
“…if there's anything I could be guilty of, it
is my beliefs. I am guilty of believing this war is illegal. I'm guilty
of believing war in all forms is immoral and useless, and I am guilty
of believing that as a service member I have a duty to refuse to participate
in this war.
"Despite my efforts, I have been unable to get clear, consistent
answers from my leadership about what constitutes lawful and humane
treatment of detainees"
because it is illegal."
Antiwar support at
Different Drummer Café
Vets organize GI coffeehouse outside
Different Drummer Cafe
"Residents seemed eager to
embrace the marchers' dual message:
bring our soldiers back and provide them with
quality health care when they get home."
An Antiwar March Through Towns Unused to One
By Michelle York, The New York Times
North Country Walk to Ft Drum Festival A Success
By Tod Ensign