This article by Sarah Lazare published by War Times on September 9th 2012 features an interview with IVAW organizer Maggie Martin and offers insight into our powerful organizing work at Fort Hood. Please read and share the article widely.
Illuminating the Way: Antiwar veterans organize at largest military base in U.S.
As the war in Afghanistan drags through its eleventh year, discussion of U.S. occupation has been forgotten in election cycle discourse.
Yet in Fort Hood, Texas, a community of military veterans, soldiers, and allies who are unable to forget are organizing their community in response to the widespread trauma that underlies U.S. policies of endless war. Calling their campaign Operation Recovery, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and The Civilian-Soldier Alliance are working with Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center to demand service members’ right to heal.