With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, many Americans have already stopped thinking about our wars and the casualties from them for another year. As for me, it’s been Memorial Day ever since I first met Tomas Young.
The Truthdig columnist was honored Sunday night for his column "The Last Days of Tomas Young," which "sharply skewers a VA system that failed to aid the very people it’s meant to serve.”
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side.
Iraq War veteran and activist Tomas Young has died, "Democracy Now" is reporting.
A month after penning a scathing open letter condemning the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, anti-war activist Tomas Young is making yet another powerful statement.
Now that history has shown us how monumentally terrible the idea of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq turned out to be, the president who lied to get us into the quagmire says he's "comfortable" with what he did.
Almost half of the 2.2 million troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan report problems on returning home, but the attention and care many receive from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are not enough, a report published Tuesday finds.
If any single day marks the fall of broadcast reporting, it's when Phil Donahue was banished in 2003 for telling the truth about the coming war in Iraq.If any single day marks the fall of broadcast reporting, it's when Phil Donahue was banished for telling the truth about the coming Iraq War.