Monday, October 4, 2010

Winter Soldier in Austin March to City Hall

Veterans from all service branches who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are from Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma publicly share their experiences of War . The Winter Soldier hearings first took place, in 1968 in Washington, DC. during the Vietnam conflict. In 2008, a coalition of activists reformed to hold the Bush administration accountable by presenting a second Winter Soldier hearing in Baltimore, Maryland. Now, in 2009, Winter Soldier comes to Austin, Texas! Many peoples hopes have been ignited by the election of the first black president, who was seen as an anti-war candidate. Since election day, it has become apparent that there is no sweeping change in foreign policy on the way. Similarly, at home there is the urgent need to address issues of injustice facing people of all colors, creeds, nationalities, genders, sexualities and social status. This action aims to bring activists from all backgrounds together to resurrect an anti-war movement for real change. For that reason we want to build a city wide coalition that unites around local demands. We are relying on ourselves, not politicians or their advisers, to determine the direction of our nation.

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