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Soldiers Speak Out

Soldiers Speak Out is a powerful, first-hand testament to the reality of the military experience told entirely in the words of American veterans who have been to war and are now opposing it. What you’re seeing here is a short trailer for the project.

We hear how they came to join the military, about their experiences in training and in war, and what led to the turning point when they decided they could no longer, in good conscience, participate in the war or keep silent.

This documentary sheds light on the growing and courageous anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and their families, and serves as a counter-recruitment and organizing tool for activists, schools and organizations. It provides a sober view of the occupation in Iraq and an important counterpoint to the ‘stay-the-course’ rhetoric of the Bush administration. You can order a copy here, from The Empowerment Project.

Coming up on GRITtv Monday: journalist Robert Fisk, longtime Middle East correspondent for the Independent U.K.; GROUNDSWELL, a group of young people in Brooklyn NY working against military recruitment in their schools. They even painted a mural…

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