U.S. Soldier in Germany Question′s Obama′s Commitment to Peace
(04.06.2009) Berlin, June 4, 2009. What will President Barack Obama tell the wounded U.S. soldiers when he visits them in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany on June 5th? André Shepherd, 32, a U.S. soldier seeking asylum in Germany knows what he hopes Obama will tell them: "If Obama is serious about being the peace president, he will tell the soldiers that he will end the ’overseas contingency operations,’ including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and do so immediately."
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.