Friday, July 26, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Re: need Bob Jensen support
Joining the military when you were a committed antiwar activist. I understand you had financial motivations. My point is that it undermines the case you can make in public.
Quoting Carl Webb
Thanks for the feedback and support. But what do you mean when you say "the circumstances of your joining the Guard?"
Carl: It's not a question of what sits well with me in some personal sense. As I told someone who asked for my opinion, I think the the circumstances of your joining the Guard make it easy for pro-war people to undermine your position. That's a strategic judgment. I don't know anything about the specifics of your broader politics. And, since I have left politics myself, it's not likely that would be a factor.
I support you in your personal struggle to get out. But I don't think your
case is the best to take to the public.
At 12:22 AM 3/19/2005, you wrote:
Someone just suggested that perhaps the fact that I willingly signed up for the reserves while opposing the war didn't sit too well with you and therefore you might not be willing to help promote my story in the media. I was thinking it might be something else like my far left politics. Just asking out of curiosity.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sunday at 3:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2700 West Anderson Ln
Austin, Texas 78757
"I'm 22 years old and I must have killed 30 people. The same thing that you were given badges for over in Iraq, you would be considered a serial killer over here, " says one soldier. "That is a very weird thought in your head, late at night."
A new documentary, Beer is Cheaper than Therapy, takes aim at the mental scars of war and paints a raw and haunting portrait of Killeen, Texas. This Army town is adjacent to the largest military installation in the U.S. , Fort Hood, and has a shockingly high rate of depression, alcoholism and suicide.
Dutch Filmmaker Simone de Vries wanted to know what is it really like to come home and be considered a hero when you might feel very different inside?
There will be Q&A with the director and people featured in the film afterwards.
Tickets are $8 and are available on Alamo's website at http://drafthouse.com/movies/beer_is_cheaper_than_therapy/austin
Proceeds from the film go to the Fisher House, which provides a free home away from home for military families and military personnel during a medical crisis.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
September 11, 2012
Attend a launch party celebrating the publication of "The Yellow Birds," the debut novel of UT alum Kevin Powers. This work of fiction, drawn from Powers' service in the war in Iraq, has been praised for its brilliance and immediacy. Tom Wolfe calls it "the All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab Wars."
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Sponsor: Michener Center for Writers, Texas Book Festival & Texas Monthly
RSVP required at link; seating limited
Here's another chance to protest the war!
Welcome Home Iraq Veterans - Parade and Job Fair for Iraq Veterans is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.
Saturday at 9:00am
Austinites: come down to the parade.
Veterans: stay for the job and resource fair! (Want to participate in the parade? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parade runs up Congress Ave. from Lady Bird Lake to the state Capitol.
For more info: http://www.WelcomeHomeIraqVeterans.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/316223328472028/
9:00 AM: Parade kicks off at Cesar Chavez and Congress Ave
11:00 AM (approx): Parade concludes at the state Capitol; ceremony begins.
11:30 PM (approx): End of ceremony; job and resource fair begins in the Capitol Extension
4:00 PM: Job and resource fair ends.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
RISE TOGETHER: IVAW Convention 2010
Join members and allies from across the country in Austin, Texas!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER DEADLINE: TUES, JUNE 8th
900 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702-2795
Phone: (512) 505-3000
WHO and WHY:
All members of Iraq Veterans Against the War are highly encouraged to attend convention. In addition to building relationships with other members, we will be discussing the most important issues facing our GI and veterans movement.
Members will have a chance to discuss lessons learned, brainstorm innovative ideas, and develop a common orientation towards the goals and strategy of IVAW for the upcoming year.
Members will also meet with the current board and candidates, elect members for open board positions, review the status of our organization including finances, and participate in active duty outreach at Fort Hood.
Key allies and supporters are also welcome to attend convention but are responsible for the cost of their own registration and travel arrangements. We are happy to recommend housing accomodations near the convention site.
Preference for on campus housing is given to members and those with disabilities.
Address900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702