Iraq Veterans Against the War convenes Winter Soldier Europe before NATO summit
Testimony are available online
(16.03.2009) Freiburg, Germany – About 150 people heard testimony from nine American, British, and German veterans in Freiburg, Germany, on Saturday about the military members’ experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Testimony are available online.
USA: One in five soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD
Statement at Winter Soldier Hearing Europe (Rose Kazma)
(14.03.2009) Active duty soldiers are unlikely to be
diagnosed with PTSD. In fact they are more likely to be punished for their
symptoms than they are to receive the treatment they need. Self-cutting , anger
outbursts, and alcohol abuse, among others are symptoms conveniently labeled
misconduct by the military resulting in disciplinary action. In other cases soldiers
are given diagnoses such as personality disorder indicating that the symptoms
come from a pre-existing condition and are not attributable to combat
experience. Those who do receive a diagnosis of PTSD are heavily medicated and
returned to active duty.
Iraq Veterans Against the War invites you to a hearing in Freiburg on March 14
Soldiers and veterans will share the truth about wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
(12.02.2009) Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) invites you to hear the hard truth about what is really on happening on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, day in and day out, from American, British and German veterans. The hearing will convene on March 14, 2009, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Café Velo, Wentzinger Str. 15 in Freiburg.