Friday, March 14, 2008
The "Winter Soldier Investigation" was a gathering sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW – www.vvaw.org) intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the United States Armed Forces and their allies in the Vietnam War. The VVAW challenged the morality and conduct of the war by showing the direct relationship between military policies and war crimes in Vietnam. The three-day gathering of 109 veterans and 16 civilians took place in Detroit from January 31-February 2, 1971. Discharged servicemen from each branch of military service, as well as civilian contractors, medical personnel and academics, all gave testimony about war crimes they had committed or witnessed during the years of 1963-1970.
On Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, 2008, the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW – www.ivaw.org) will hold their own Winter Soldier hearings. The event will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.
The posted image shows the first "Winter Soldiers" (carved in stone) who history has shown to have committed grave & serious harm to the real & original founding fathers of this once great nation, whose philosophy I`ve admired for the most part.
I find that the inhuman acts against the people of Iraq is a repeat of what was done to the original fathers of this land.
I do hope that the Winter Soldiers hearings this week end will be shown far & wide to help put an end to the genocide occurring in all our names regardless of our respective feelings.
The image was shot in my house from one of my numerous T-shirts.
I extracted the text to be able to then insert 'drop shadows' to give the image a little more depth.
On Planet Earth, a ballerina in a new dress, & a new series of 3D shots are in the header.