The Negative Effects of the Anti-Military Left on Our Veterans and Their Families:
A response to a Blog Radio interview with Adam Kokesh
We often hear from the leftist anti-military groups that their demonstrations and activities are intended to help and support our troops. However, our veterans and their families often report that these activities have a very negative effect on them. An example of these negative effects was apparent on the April 22, 2010 Chandler’s Watch Radio Blog show in which Adam Kokesh was interviewed (http://vietnam-veterans.us/videos/ChandlersWatchKokesh232.mp3).
Mr. Kokesh is a member of the Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW), and he has an extensive history of engaging in anti-military activities in alliance with groups such as Code Pink and MoveOn.org. Currently, he is running for US Congress – New Mexico 3rd CD as a self-declared Conservative Republican. He was recruited and endorsed by the Ron Paul Liberty Candidate group.
Mr. Kokesh was invited as a guest to discuss his anti-military activities and the impact of those activities on his current campaign for US Congress. A Marine who is opposed to the Kokesh candidacy hosts Chandler’s Watch, and Mr. Kokesh understood that he would be facing some tough questioning from both the host and the callers.
Initially, Mr. Kokesh attempted to defend his anti-war activities by minimizing the contact that he had had with other radical groups and by saying that, at that time, he believed that his actions were in the best interest of the troops, given the “illegal” nature of the war. Further, he went on to note that he has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and that his support of our troops is evidenced by his involvement with attempting to assist veterans with PTSD in obtaining services once they had returned from Iraq.
During the course of the show both a Gold Star and a Blue Star Mother phoned in. What was most striking about their phone calls was the degree of anguish, anger, frustration, and at times rage that was evident in their voices and in their comments. They attempted to let Mr. Kokesh know just how painful his actions had been to them and to their families, and how the attempt by the radical left to impugn the honor and the integrity of their sons had affected them. I know the Blue Star Mother personally; she is a tireless supporter of our troops, even though her son has long since finished his active duty. She is self-controlled and thoughtful, and it was surprising to me to hear the depth of her anger, anguish, and yes, rage. Similarly, the Gold Star mother’s voice was filled with the anguish and pain of having lost her child, and the rage she feels towards the anti-military leftist’s for their attempts to dishonor him. While I am not a Star Mother, I AM a mother, and what I was hearing from these women could well be described as “motherly rage”.
Mr. Kokesh also heard from a Vietnam and a Desert Storm veteran, both of whom had felt the wrath of the “radical left” upon their return from active duty. Both of these men were well modulated in their comments, but the scars of a country’s betrayal were apparent in their voices.
By the end of the interview Mr. Kokesh, to his credit, did apologize for his IVAW actions, and for the pain and suffering that those actions had caused. Further, in his own defense, he reflected that perhaps his anti-military activities were in part a result of his immaturity and that he felt he had grown since then. He also noted that he himself had suffered from PTSD following his return from Iraq. He again highlighted his interest in PTSD issues in returning veterans as evidence of his commitment to the well-being of our soldiers.
By way of commentary, I would like to offer the following reflections to Mr. Kokesh as regards PTSD in our returning soldiers and as regards the importance of a mature character when running for national office.
Firstly, most returning soldiers experience an Adjustment Reaction Disorder as they make the transition from military to civilian life. This can be an uncomfortable and anxiety provoking process, but it is actually expected and normal. In contrast, PTSD is a prolonged and disabling disorder that is differentiated from adjustment reactions in both its duration and severity. One of the most important factors in guarding against an adjustment disorder developing into chronic PTSD is the quality of the environment in which the person is living. There is the need for a supportive, understanding, accepting environment. This is hardly the case when Code Pink stages “solidarity” marches through the streets of Palestine and the IVAW burns an American flag at a “peace rally” in Washington DC. Clearly a rejecting, judgmental and oftentimes aggressively accusatory anti-military movement will do precious little to mitigate against the onset of a full-blown PTSD.
Secondly, I would like to comment on Mr. Kokesh’s statement that his IVAW activities were a result of general immaturity on his part. I would agree with that assessment. However, I would also note that little time has elapsed since Mr. Kokesh was a very ardent and active member in the IVAW, and there is nothing, other than his word, to suggest that he has matured away from his radical leftist anti-military beliefs. This issue of “immaturity” is especially troublesome, since Mr. Kokesh is aspiring to become a member of the US Congress, a position that by its nature requires a mature and thoughtful approach to very complex and stressful issues.
In closing, I would hope that Mr. Kokesh’s experience on Chandler’s Watch helped him to understand the pain and the anguish that groups such as the IVAW have inflicted on our veterans and their families. I would venture a guess that the views of the callers to the show are not unique within the veteran community. While I do not have any specific polling data, I would bet that most veterans are vehemently opposed to the IVAW and their radical anti-military membership.
I would suggest to Mr. Kokesh that, if he is truly interested in the issues surrounding PTSD in our soldiers, he continue his education in Psychology and devote more of his time to understanding both the disorder and the negative effects of a radical leftist movement on this condition.
Perhaps within the course of more extended personal self-reflection, and pursuits of higher education, and practical real-life experience Mr. Kokesh might gain the requisite knowledge, empathy, and maturity that are necessary in order to be an effective and honest Congressman.
Thomas Paine wrote the “Crisis” after the defeats of the Continental Army at the hands of the British and Hessian troops in New York and Fort Lee. The Continental troops were in retreat across the Delaware river into Pennsylvania. In this retreat massive amounts of supplies were left behind, and many troops deserted and ran off.
George Washington and the remnants of his Army planned to attack the Hessian garrison at Trenton New Jersey in the early morning hours of December 26th 1776. The troops were clothed is rags, with burlap tied around their feet instead of shoes and boots. They braved crossing the half frozen Delaware river in the middle of a winter Northeaster storm. The troops were sick and worn from the forced retreat across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, these brave soldiers followed George Washington to battle the crack Hessian Mercenary troops, who had slaughtered Continental prisoners in New York. It was common knowledge that this was a battle, a desperate battle, to save the American Revolution. Washington and his troops knew the grave consequences. The tremendous bravery exhibited by these nameless thousands gave all of us the gift of Freedom and Liberty. They became known as the Winter Soldiers, the men we owe everything too!
In recognition of the the sacrifice of these soldiers, the following words were written by Thomas Paine in 1776; “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”. December 23, 1776 Thomas Paine “Crisis”
There are two groups in our recent history who have stolen and corrupted Thomas Paine’s tribute to these brave revolutionary soldiers names, and in so doing have attempted to disgrace them and dishonor them. The first group was the Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), a Marxist front group lead by John F. Kerry. The second was Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW), lead by Adam Kokesh. They both held “Winter Soldier” conferences in which they attempted to call American troops “War Criminals”. I find the naming of such events offensive and a slap in the face to the four divisions of Revolutionary War heroes who were willing to lay down their lives for our Freedom and Liberty.
Every veteran who has followed those four divisions of the first true Winter Soldiers in defense of our Freedom and Liberties are the true American heroes. John Kerry, Adam Kokesh, and the treasonous scum who sat with them and conspired against the true American Winter Soldiers are cowards, who besmirch true American heroes. I find the VVAW and IVAW and their membership to be the most reprehensible citizens in America. They were part of this Band of Brothers, but chose instead to betray them and their country. I find no honor in trying to talk with people who wish to replace my Republic and my form of government with Marxism or Islam and commit me into slavery. Our core values are polar opposite philosophies. I can not compromise my values, there is no middle ground. There can be only one outcome and that is the total defeat of one side or the other.
APAK wields a Terrible Swift Sword. The sword of truth, lies and deception cannot be cloaked. When you spent years of your life engaged in treason in the public arena, holding yourself up as the great anti american warrior. You get exposed. In your Narcissistic displays in the public arena, and than document your exploits on the Internet to prove your street credibility, with the communist anti-war movement. You leave a trail so wide I could drive a truck down it. The truth in the case of Adam Kokesh doesn’t require any embellishment. What Adam has accomplished is exposing all the phony conservatives such as Ron and Rand Paul, many of the Liberty Candidates, the Liberty Tree group and the Daily Paul. These so called Ron Paul Republicans. The thing that has become so obvious to all of us is the plank in your platform that you hold most scared is your anti-war anti-military platform. You hold this plank so dear you will sell out all your so called values to obtain it. You stand with ALL the communist anti-war left. In your bizarre logic you thought all the Patriotic Conservatives would be so caught up in Countering Barack Hussein Obama’s coup d’état” of American, nobody would notice Ron Paul’s attempted take over of the conservative movement. Much in the same way the anti-American Progressives took over the Democrat Party. Nice try Ron ole boy, almost worked. What you didn’t plan on was the handful of American Patriot Mil bloggers and American Patriots who can multi task. Sending out the illiterate Susman and other useful idiots to defend your anti-american activities with threats of law suits will not work. You think our side does not have legal council, you are all bigger buffoons than we first suspected. I do thank Adam without him shinning the spotlight on himself, we would never have been made aware of Ron Paul, Oath Keepers, Liberty Candidates and Ron Paul’s gigantic web of decievers and false flag operations.
God Bless America
April 19th, 2010
Jonn covered this earlier, but it’s been pissing me off all day. First, I want to go through his missive. He is bold and italicized, mine will be regular.
On behalf of Liberty Candidates, as I am one, I find your actions abhorrent and unlawful. Those organizations using a 503c Charitable Organization charter will be subject to diciplinary measures by the authorities in your respective states.
Your spelling is atrocious, your logic is faulty, and you are a ri-tard. What orgnizations are you referring to that do the remainder that have a 503c, and do you understand what that means?
This serves as notification that Liberty Candidates, all 126+ are in the process of filing legal action against your all of the organizations in the coming week. For those of you that are private citizens that participated in this outrageous action, I should hope that you are financially well off.
I speak on behalf of the worlds interest when I say that I look forward to this treatise of masterpiece of jurisprudence with the same trepidation as I did the time my buddy told me he had a video of a midget playing baseball with a Louisville slugger hanging out of his ass. I am not well off, but take great interest in being part of your suit, see later for details.
Your plan to threaten the citizens of the United States into not donating to a political candidate of their choice and in their state violates many laws that we do not have enough paper to possibly list here. Groups holding a 503c charter are prohibited from endorsing ANY particular candidate. By slandering Adam Kokesh, Candidate for New Mexico’s race, you have indirectly endorsed Lujan. All candidates have suffered large financial losses to their campaign funding, so enjoy your moment of gloating. It will be short lived.
Wow. Just wow.
As Yoda might say: The ri-tard is strong in this one.
As a decent lawyer might tell you: Get the fahk out of my office and come back with a real cause of action.
Rest assured, we have employed several laywers that will work on a pro bono basis to recoup these losses from your hate groups. This is your one and only notice to CEASE and DESIST from these types of unlawful activities. We are asking for the sum of $126,000,000.00 (one hundred and twenty-six million dollars) from each group responsible for these actions.
I herewith and in perpetuity do hereby proclaim that by virtue of the magna carta, the emancipation proclamation, the deed to my manor at Blackacre, and by the power coursing through my veins granted me by the sword, battle-charger and the power of Grey Skull that your petition herewith also call for Sharks with fricken sweet-ass laser beams attached to their heads.
We will begin serving these complaints in the next 7-10 days, one as a class action lawsuit, and should that fail; each candidate will be serving their own individual complaints against you following that. I suggest you focus your activities on a local level, and be more productive in helping those in your communities. You have run up against a large group of determined individuals that refuse to be stopped in their quest to return America back to the Constitution. We will use this great document to the fullest extent in making sure that the 2010 elections are not influnced by hate groups such as yours.
I have spent the better part of 3 weeks going through defamation lawsuits filed by both private and public figures. For the love of the Holy Mother of Spongebob, pray point me to ONE, JUST ONE, that went your way when dealing with supposed defamation against a public figure. Your lawsuit is bullshit.
And what is the lawsuit?
RE: Slander, Libelous Statements, Use of threats, coersion to prevent income, tampering with election funding, use of misleading video clips and doctored footage.
Slander: defense of truth, various First Amendment protections, marketplace of ideas, etc. Look them up.
Libelous Statements: see above.
Use of Threats: where? You should know that threats can be difficult, and are not generally a cause of action for a person, rather this would probably fall under criminal.
coersion to prevent income: Now you are just making shit up.
tampering with election funding: Not a cause of action, making shit up again.
use of misleading video clips and doctored footage: Misleading video clips not illegal. Doctored footage where? Um, wouldn’t that pretty much screw all media outlets? Also, not a cause of action.
Also- I note at your Facebook page you state:
Even if we don’t win these suits-we need to prove a point and put an end to this!
Ah, so you admit your case is horseshit, but you are pushing forward with it to “prove a point.” You know what they call a lawyer who takes a case to court that has no merit based exclusively on the premise of “making a point”? In the legal world we call that: really fucked. Like, take it up with the bar fucked. You should consider taking that part down.
But look, I also want to be a part of this suit. Here’s a little number I have been quietly sitting on for quite a while. But, since you open the door, let me throw it out there.
I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY FORMER AND CURRENT IVAW MEMBER(S) THAT THE CALLED KOKESH “COKEHEAD” ON ACCOUNT OF THE PARTIES HE THREW AT THE HOUSE.
There, please add my name to the list. Have your lawyer contact the blog here at admin(at)thisainthell(dot)us and I will be happy to furnish my name and address. Mind you, your lawyer will likely be bright enough to tell you that what I did there was pass along information given to me, and that in order to prevail you would have to show that no one told me that, which they have. But, I say screw it, bring on the discovery phase I say.
Also, I would like to add Steve that you seem more in need of a constitutional refresher course than any man I’ve ever seen. Also, kindly go F yourself.
Your pal, TSO.
Term invented in Soviet Russia to describe people who blindly supported the likes of Lenin and Stalin while they committed atrocity after atrocity.
Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over (usually college students that aren’t necessarily idiots, but just misinformed, naive, and ignorant of facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education) who believe that George W. Bush has committed more crimes against humanity than leftist darlings like Saddam Hussain, Yasser Arafat, and Osama Bin Laden, and still defend Communism, the cause of over 100 million deaths to this day.
See also, idiotarian
Hundreds of useful idiots gathered at their college campus to burn American flags, pass out Communist pamphlets that apologize for Stalin and Mao, and to pledge support to their hero, Saddam Hussain.
Useful idiots need to be shown the facts, mainly that the United States and Israel are the greatest defenders of freedom and justice in the world. Until then, rational people can have fun laughing at their ignorance.
Can these terms now be used to describe people whose patriotism is being used to further the agenda of groups detrimental to the well being of the United States by the anti-war movements of the fringe Ron Paul organizations. masking themselves with the terms of Liberty, Freedom, Protecting the Constitution and Honoring Your Oath. The Deceivers among us who walk, talk and go virtually undetected until now. It breaks ones heart to see true Patriots deceived by these traitors. The Vail of their secrecy and deception is now being lifted.
WHEREAS, unmarked aircraft are daily painting American skies with bio-hostile substances; and
WHEREAS, aircraft… See More which carry no identifying markings can not be identified as American and are, therefore, presumed to be hostile aircraft; and WHEREAS, these unmarked aircraft have been proven to be emitting substances which drift to the ground and are hostile to the health and well-being of American citizens; THEREFORE, it is concluded that Americans are, and have been for years, under attack and have become the victims of BIOCHEMICAL WARFARE.FURTHER, the United States government has allowed, and is continuing to allow, these unidentified aircraft to release harmful substances over American soil, which have been proven harmful to the American people; and WHEREAS, the United States government has neither satisfactorily explained nor proffered any compelling reason(s) why it is in the interests of the United States government to allow harm to the majority of its people with these disease-producing, potentially lethal emissions; and WHEREAS, when asked about the situation, the United States government has engaged in evasion, deception, and stonewalling the American people in their pursuit of the truth of this matter.THEREFORE, it is presumed that the aircraft either belong to the United States government and are operating under the direct command and with full knowledge of the United States government or, in the alternative, the United States government has knowingly and willfully conspired with an outside, hostile group to allow harm to American citizens. THEREFORE, it appearing that the United States government is violating numerous rights of its citizens and in so doing is in a state of treason against its citizens, it is up to the American people to exercise their rights and hold the United States government accountable for its actions or inactions, as the case may be. CONSEQUENTLY, the people of the United States of America declare the following, TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT: Pursuant to the Bill of Rights, Amendment One, we, the people of the United States, declare that we are grieved over the presence of “chemtrails” in the airspace over the United States and hereby petition the United States government to take immediate action to cease all chemtrail activity in the airspace over the United States of America. We, the People, further DEMAND an immediate, thorough and honest investigation into what the substance called “chemtrails” actually consists of and discover the true purpose of spraying America (and its people) with harmful substances. Such investigation will include independent, impartial experts, as well as ordinary citizens. Sincerely
American Patriots Against Kokesh received some hollow threats against our First Amendment rights. All information posted on this Blog is factual. Some accounts are from eye witnesses with proven credibility. The videos and other written accounts were copied verbatim from Adam Kokesh’s and IVAW’s own websites, which are public domain.
“To: Susan Wolf, American Patriots Against Kokesh and associated hate groups;
RE: Slander, Libelous Statements, Use of threats, coersion to prevent income, tampering with election funding, use of misleading video clips and doctored footage.
On behalf of Liberty Candidates, as I am one, I find your actions abhorrent and unlawful. Those organizations using a 503c Charitable Organization charter will be subject to diciplinary measures by the authorities in your respective states. This serves as notification that Liberty Candidates, all 126+ are in the process of filing legal action against your all of the organizations in the coming week. For those of you that are private citizens that participated in this outrageous action, I should hope that you are financially well off. Your plan to threaten the citizens of the United States into not donating to a political candidate of their choice and in their state violates many laws that we do not have enough paper to possibly list here. Groups holding a 503c charter are prohibited from endorsing ANY particular candidate. By slandering Adam Kokesh, Candidate for New Mexico’s race, you have indirectly endorsed Lujan. All candidates have suffered large financial losses to their campaign funding, so enjoy your moment of gloating. It will be short lived. Rest assured, we have employed several laywers that will work on a pro bono basis to recoup these losses from your hate groups. This is your one and only notice to CEASE and DESIST from these types of unlawful activities. We are asking for the sum of $126,000,000.00 (one hundred and twenty-six million dollars) from each group responsible for these actions. We will begin serving these complaints in the next 7-10 days, one as a class action lawsuit, and should that fail; each candidate will be serving their own individual complaints against you following that. I suggest you focus your activities on a local level, and be more productive in helping those in your communities. You have run up against a large group of determined individuals that refuse to be stopped in their quest to return America back to the Constitution. We will use this great document to the fullest extent in making sure that the 2010 elections are not influnced by hate groups such as yours. Have a nice day! Sincerely, Steve Susman, Liberty Candidate”
In the last month, I have been involved in the gathering of information on two candidates from the Campaign for Liberty, a Ron Paul organization. Specifically, the two candidates are Adam Kokesh and Peter Schiff.
I did so because of the treason of Adam Kokesh and because Peter Schiff is from my home state of Connecticut. I found several events where Schiff and Kokesh attended exclusively for fundraising and also saw how only THREE main candidates were being promoted: RAND PAUL, PETER SCHIFF, and ADAM KOKESH.
It is sad to announce that these three are also the dArlings of the Internet scourge of racists, known as STORMFRONT.
Read it for yourself, folks, all three of these candidates are the type of people that this organization supports and even wants to send money to!
The RAND Paul Money Bomb! Help Elect Rand Paul to U.S.
Folks: YOU ARE KNOWN BY the company you keep!!!
We kinda need to stay focused here Kokesh is a traitor, who cares about internet celebrity
Kokesh is unelectable, anti-military, “Internet celebrity,” Mullins says By Matthew Reichbach 3/12/10 11:15 AM In an interview with the conservative blog Hot Air, Republican candidate Tom Mullins attacked his opponent in the Republican primary, Adam Kokesh, saying, “Adam is nothing more than an Internet celebrity and a war protester. I don’t believe New Mexicans agree with his views or his methods to share or voice them.” The interviewer herself was not not a fan of Kokesh, having previously written an article about Kokesh being a traitor in GOP clothing. Kokesh is an Iraq War veteran who now opposes the war. The interview, in the Green Room section of Hot Air, touched on what they consider Kokesh’s “anti-military activities. “I don’t understand how Adam’s actions are ‘Constitutional,’” Mullins said, referring to his protests against and statements about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ” “He’s a great public speaker, I’ll give you that,” Mullins said later in the interview, “So if you’re looking for an unqualified guy who looks pretty and can speak well, then Adam’s your guy.” In the interview, Mullins said that the decision for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be left to “the commanders and leaders of our men and women in combat” and that he opposes gay marriage. Mullins also said he would vote against health care (in fact, he has signed on to a pledge to repeal health care reform) and opposes the stimulus package. Kokesh is in the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, one dominated in recent years by Ron Paul. The primary in the 3rd Congressional District between Kokesh and Mullins could be one test of the direction of the Republican Party in the state.
Occupations protested on three continents By John Catalinotto Published Sep 16, 2007 11:18 PM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 10,000 protest Bush at APEC summit Despite a downpour, some 10,000 people protested at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit Sept. 7 in Sydney. Demonstrators particularly targeted U.S. President George W. Bush’s Iraq policies and Australian military interventions. Bush and Australia’s Bush-like Prime Minister John Howard were the favorite protest targets. Howard has ordered Australian military units into Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and West Papua, among other places. As they set off on a march, the protesters chanted: “Howard, Bush, USA, how many kids did you kill today?” A large banner carried by a group of marchers read: “War criminals not welcome here—Bush go home.” Among those protesting Bush were former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib, who was released without charges in 2005, and U.S. Marine veteran Matt Howard—no relation to the prime minister—who had spoken of his Iraq experiences at recent anti-war meetings throughout Australia. The Australian regime had 5,000 police and soldiers on hand and a three-meter-high fence to keep demonstrators away from the APEC summit. The security operation was the largest ever mounted in Australia and included jet fighter overflights, police on jet water-skis in Sydney’s harbor, a water cannon and special laws aimed at repressing protesters, of whom 17 were arrested. BERLIN, GERMANY Sept. 15 protest against Afghanistan War The anti-war movement in Germany has called for a national demonstration on Sept. 15 in Berlin, aimed especially at stopping that country’s military intervention in Afghanistan. Germany is part of the NATO military support for the U.S. occupation of the Afghan people. A coalition of left anti-war forces issued a call supporting the action, which read in part: “We welcome the nationwide campaign against the German Federal Armed Forces mission in Afghanistan and join the common call for a demonstration on Sept. 15. “The direct intervention in the war in Afghanistan is, however, only the most visible participation of Germany in Western wars and interventions. Our protest is directed of course against all international missions of the German Federal Armed Forces. “In addition, we also oppose German military, logistic and political support of the war against Iraq, the war threats against Syria and Iran, and also demand that intervention in Lebanon and the Israeli occupation of Palestine be terminated.” WASHINGTON, D.C.: Arrested demanding right to poster U.S. Park Police arrested three anti-war activists in front of the White House on Sept. 6. The activists were holding a news conference to protest fines of $30,000 for putting up anti-war posters calling for a Sept. 15 demonstration in Washington, D.C. The three arrested were Tina Richards, CEO of Grassroots America and mother of Iraq War veteran Cloy Richards; Adam Kokesh, the co-chair elect of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); and Ian Thompson, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition. Richards and Kokesh had announced that they would put a Sept. 15 March to Stop the War poster on a lamppost following the media conference. Mounted police then charged into the news conference to break it up. The ANSWER Coalition’s goal, according to statements on its Web site, is “to sponsor a large protest in Washington, D.C., timed to coincide with the report by General [David] Petraeus on the ‘surge’ in Iraq.” Petraeus’s report on Sept. 10—no surprise—called for keeping U.S. troops levels high at least until next summer. Bush will make a national address on Sept. 13, when he is expected to propose an eventual cut of 30,000 troops, but only if the U.S. occupation stabilizes. Some movement activists protested as Petraeus was speaking, and Capitol police arrested anti-war spokespeople Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., a former Air Force officer and head of the Hip Hop Caucus; Cindy Sheehan; and members of the IVAW and Code Pink who had been interrupting the general’s demand for more blood money. Other actions will take place in the week following Sept. 15. These events, led by many different groups, include a “Truth-in-Recruiting Day,” organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War on Sept. 17, and a Moratorium on Sept. 21. Starting on Sept. 22, a series of actions called an encampment, organized by the Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC), will take place in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C. These actions are aimed at stopping congressional approval of the war budget and are directed against the war “at home and abroad.” They will culminate in mass demonstrations in both cities on Sept. 29. E-mail: email@example.com ——————————————————————————– Articles copyright 1995-2010 Workers World. 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