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GRITtv: Iraq, Paper, Scissors

Today we ask two vets and a pacifist what it means to Support The Troops in today’s United States. We talk with Matt Taibbi about what he calls our Great Derangement. All that, plus a PSA for a Handstand-A-Thon in Brooklyn (yes, a HANDSTAND-A-THON), the G.I. Bill of Rights, and One Immigrant’s Tale from the Movement Vision Lab.

But first, the premiere of “Got Docs?” – incredible works-in-progress that we want you to know about. Today: IRAQ PAPER SCISSORS. In the spirit of building a new community outside the military culture, Iraq veterans began a workshop in which they cut, beat and pulped their combat uniforms into paper, books and art.

Part 1: Watch the full hour right here.

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GRITtv: Iraq, Paper, Scissors

Today we ask two vets and a pacifist what it means to Support The Troops in today’s United States. We talk with Matt Taibbi about what he calls our Great Derangement. All that, plus a PSA for a Handstand-A-Thon in Brooklyn (yes, a HANDSTAND-A-THON), the G.I. Bill of Rights, and One Immigrant’s Tale from the Movement Vision Lab.

But first, the premiere of “Got Docs?” – incredible works-in-progress that we want you to know about. Today: IRAQ PAPER SCISSORS. In the spirit of building a new community outside the military culture, Iraq veterans began a workshop in which they cut, beat and pulped their combat uniforms into paper, books and art.

Part 1: Watch the full hour right here.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.

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