Winter Soldier on the Hill

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Who: Iraq Veterans Against the War & The Congressional Progressive Caucus
What: Winter Soldier on the Hill – An Open Forum
When: 15 May 2008 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building

Winter Soldier on the Hill

Congress has heard from politicians, pundits, and generals, but not, up to this point, from the average boots-on-the-ground soldier.

On May 15th, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) begin the process of righting this imbalance with Winter Soldier on the Hill. Nine members of IVAW will testify under oath before the CPC about rules of engagement, the killing and abuse of civilians, the use of drop weapons, and the true consequences of the ‘€œsurge.’€

Winter Soldier on the Hill will allow the US Congress to be more fully informed about the situation in Iraq through soldiers’€™ eyewitness accounts of the on-going military occupation, while they debate (more than likely for the last time during the Bush-Cheney administration) the funding for U.S. military operations in Iraq.

Who: Iraq Veterans Against the War & The Congressional Progressive Caucus
What: Winter Soldier on the Hill ‘€“ An Open Forum
When: 15 May 2008 9:30 am ‘€“ 12:30 pm
Where: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building

Read bios of the testifiers and find out how you can help!

Download the Winter Soldier on the Hill press release. (pdf)

If you’€™d like to attend the hearings, please email wintersoldierally@ivaw.org for details.

What we need from you: ‘€“ Call your Representatives in the Congress and ask them to attend or send a staff member if they have scheduling problems.  Please call the U.S. Congress switchboard  1-800-828-0498 and ask to speak to your Representative.

‘€“ Donate to help fund travel for IVAW testifiers.

‘€“ Watch the testimony from Winter Soldier and spread it around to friends and family encouraging them to contact their Congressional representatives about attending the hearings.

IVAW is not looking for allies to attend this event as the room it will be held in is small and we want the Congress to hear these stories and stop funding the occupation.

Originally posted on gnn.tv.

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