Thursday, March 5, 2015
Iraq Veterans Against the War, ten years in
Great story from Radio Boston:
In the summer of 2004, Boston hosted the Democratic National Convention. In the TD Bank Center, there were big speeches, big promises of change, and big expressions of support for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Across town, there was a gathering of a very different sort — even if, it too, was focused on the war. Five marines, two soldiers and one airman became the country’s most unlikely anti-war activists. They had volunteered to serve, but after they were sent to fight in Iraq, they returned home feeling angry and betrayed. So on that summer day, they mounted the stage at historic Faneuil Hall, and announced the launch of the group, Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Nan Levinson, teaches fiction writing and journalism at Tufts University, and author of the new book: It’s called War Is Not A Game — The New Antiwar Soldiers And The Movement They Built. Levinson will be discussing her book tomorrow evening at the main branch of the Somerville Library.
Liam Madden, a veteran of the Iraq War and a member of Iraq Veterans Against The War.