Operation Recovery: Learn How Veterans Resist War & Militarism

April 10, 2012 in Teach-In

Join the Colorado chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War this Wednesday, April 11, from 6-8 PM at the Mercury Cafe for a discussion about what veterans and active duty service members are doing to resist war and militarism. We will have two special guests from Oakland, CA and Kileen, TX, Scott Olsen and Matt Howard.

Wednesday, April 11, from 6-8pm at the Mercury Cafe

Scott Olsen served two tours in Iraq with the Marines. He was critically injured last October when the Oakland police shot him in the head with a projectile while he was peacefully protesting as part of Occupy Oakland. He is currently organizing with IVAW and Occupy in San Francisco and Oakland. Matt Howard also served in Iraq with the Marines. He is currently a resident organizer at Under the Hood Coffeehouse and GI Resource Center in Kileen, TX, the home of Ft. Hood Army base. Matt is organizing with active duty soldiers there around the Operation Recovery campaign which aims to stop the deployment of traumatized troops.

Graham Clumpner is a two-tour Afghanistan veteran and member of the Colorado IVAW chapter. Graham is an organizer with the Operation Recovery campaign and is currently organizing the Right to Heal tour which will bring soldiers and veterans to communities across the country to talk about issues of war and trauma.