Iraq 10th anniversary http://wamc.org en Peace Activist To Address Iraq Turmoil During Northampton Talk http://wamc.org/post/peace-activist-address-iraq-turmoil-during-northampton-talk <p>Two world-traveling peace activists will talk about the turmoil in Iraq and other issues during a visit to Northampton, Massachusetts today. Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai ( rye) were members of&nbsp; Voices from the Wilderness, an organization that worked to deliver medicine and toys to children in Iraq. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai (rye) will speak at the Northampton Friends Meetinghouse at&nbsp; 7pm today.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 92953 at http://wamc.org Peace Activist To Address Iraq Turmoil During Northampton Talk Elizabeth Holtzman - Investigate possible Bush Era crimes before it's too late http://wamc.org/post/elizabeth-holtzman-investigate-possible-bush-era-crimes-its-too-late <p>A former New York congresswoman says time is running out, and an investigation should be made into possible war crimes by the Bush administration before the statute of limitations expires next year.</p><p>Elizabeth Holtzman, a Democrat, who once sought her party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the Justice Department should look into a possible violation of federal law.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 01:30:45 +0000 Brian Shields 61611 at http://wamc.org Elizabeth Holtzman - Investigate possible Bush Era crimes before it's too late Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets http://wamc.org/post/regional-va-centers-aid-iraq-war-vets <p></p><p></p><p>When soldiers return from overseas tours to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, many must deal with medical or psychological issues.&nbsp; Ten years after the beginning of the war in Iraq, veterans are facing increasing challenges at home.&nbsp; Two veterans’ medical centers are serving upstate New York and Vermont with a variety of services. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 60234 at http://wamc.org Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience http://wamc.org/post/veteran-talks-about-iraq-experience <p></p><p></p><p>New York National Guard Sargeant Chris Paiser was deployed to Iraq about three months after the capture of Saddam Hussein.&nbsp; On June 16th,&nbsp; 2004,&nbsp; Paiser was at his base’s PX in Balad when a rocket attack caused shrapnel to impact just below his right temple, permanently blinding him.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:47:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 60233 at http://wamc.org Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience U.S. Peace Movement Shifts Focus Amid Changing Face of War http://wamc.org/post/us-peace-movement-shifts-focus-amid-changing-face-war <p>At least one peace organization got its start by coordinating efforts to end the war in Iraq. On this 10th anniversary of the start of that war, and with its end, that peace group now directs its attention to more than just war.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:49:45 +0000 Allison Dunne 60206 at http://wamc.org U.S. Peace Movement Shifts Focus Amid Changing Face of War Federal Budget Analyst Examines Iraq War Spending http://wamc.org/post/federal-budget-analyst-examines-iraq-war-spending <p>The U.S.&nbsp; government has spent more than $812 billion on the war in Iraq, according to the National Priorities Project, a research center based in Northampton Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Paul Tuthill spoke with Christopher Hellman, a senior budget analyst at the National Priorities Project about what taxpayers got for their money in Iraq.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:16:26 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60199 at http://wamc.org Federal Budget Analyst Examines Iraq War Spending Two Iraq vets now serving as New York lawmakers http://wamc.org/post/two-iraq-vets-now-serving-new-york-lawmakers <p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:32:45 +0000 Dave Lucas 60193 at http://wamc.org Two Iraq vets now serving as New York lawmakers Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-families-find-lack-support-dealing-ptsd <p></p><p><br>One of the signature lasting effects on veterans of the Iraq War is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reveals that PTSD not only affects those who served, but their family members as well....</p><p></p><p>Amy, a resident of the Northern Berkshires is married to a veteran who served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, and was redeployed for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Amy, who asked to keep her last name anonymous, said that when her husband returned from war the first time in 2006, she noticed his behavior had changed.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:13:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 60191 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD