Veterans stand against glorifying war

    Friday was Veterans Day, and thousands across the nation honored military service by taking part in events and parades. But anti-war activists say the day is used as a recruitment tool, and some anti-war veterans are using the occasion to remind Americans about the costs of war—both abroad and at home. Here’s a report I filed for Free Speech Radio News and The Real News:

    For more on the challenges faced by veterans, check out this report from FSRN’s Michael Lawson. He reports that an estimated 240,000 veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are unemployed. Thousands more will be returning home in the coming months to a struggling economy. Without steady income, some vets will find themselves without stable housing. As Congress tries to make it easier for veterans to get hired, a new report paints a troubling picture of the nation’s homeless vets.



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