Friday, July 13, 2012

Voice of Art video, part 3, Iraq Veterans Against the War

Check out part 3 of the Voice of Art video series made for Iraq Veterans Against the War, chronicling their NATO protest in May, when Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans led a 2.5 mile march through Chicago and symbolically returned their combat medals to NATO, stating to the assembled crowd their reasons for doing so.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Voice of Art, Part 2, Veterans who create

Check out part 2 of the video series from Voice of Art which focuses on ways that veterans are using art to process experiences of war:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Efforts at Reconciliation by Afghans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War

A video for Independence Day, by Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghans for Peace:
This video features an exclusive interview with Suraia Sahar of Afghans for Peace (AFP) and Aaron Hughes of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) that was shot a day after the historic march for Justice and Reconciliation to end the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) occupation of Afghanistan and begin a process of healing and reconciliation.

This march led to a new growing relationship between IVAW and AFP that is sparking a new antiwar movement led by the most impacted communities, veterans and Afghan civilians. Currently the Afghanistan Veterans Against the War Committee of IVAW is working with AFP on a joint statement for justice and reconciliation.