Saturday, March 30, 2013

Casualties of War

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New World Notes News
Vol. 6, No.13 -- March 30, 2013

This week in New World Notes, radio program #265, April 2, 2013

Casualties of War

Victims of a NATO drone attack, October 2012, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The three chidren were in a field, collecting dung for cooking fuel.

In brief

A look at some seldom-acknowledged victims of the U.S.'s current wars. Hundreds of children killed by drone strikes ordered by President Obama. (We name 25 of the children.) Thousands of U.S. servicemembers, male and female, raped each year by other U.S. servicemembers. One soldier suicide per day and one veteran suicide per hour.

Why is this happening?

This installment features articles by Dave Lindorff, Alyssa Rohricht, and the New York Times; commentary in song by David Rovics and Roy Zimmerman; and remarks by me.

During a Senate subcommittee hearing on March 13, three former U.S. servicemembers (foreground, right) spoke of their experiences of rape while serving in the armed forces.

Notes, credits, & links

Music added: David Rovics, "The Comets of Kandahar"; Roy Zimmerman, from "Thanks for the Support"; and a dash of Orff's "Carmina Burana" (London S.O.).

Chuck Rosina recorded David Rovics live in performance in Boston on January 27, 2013.

The articles by Dave Lindorff and by Alyssa Rohricht are from CounterPunch online.

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Series overview:
Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.

One U.S. soldier a day commits suicide. One military veteran an hour commits suicide. Something is very wrong. What could it be?

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