Tagged: military

Portuguese in Vietnam

Portuguese in Vietnam

As I sit down to lunch with my parents at a beachside resort famous for having a huge population that immigrated to Newark, New Jersey, the waitress walks over with a bottle of wine. “This one is compliments of the...

When Most of America are Veterans

When Most of America are Veterans

I have this memory of my mother, when I was a kid, and its not the clearest of memories, but this is how it sits in my mind: My mom was finishing her masters degree in social work, I must...

bm185 GI Janes Return from Afghanistan

bm185 GI Janes Return from Afghanistan

MP3 Audio [20 MB]DownloadShow URL It was over a year ago that GI JAne first appeared on this program, discussing the problems and concerns of her upcoming delpoyment to Afghanistan. Today, thankfully, she has returned to the US and to...
 

Weekend News and Developments

Weekend News and Developments

On the g-chat the other day I spotted GI-JANE, still out there doing her job in Afghanistan somewhere. It had been awhile so of course we had our usual fun conversation about all topics under the sun. The great news...

bm178 Resisting the War, Moving to Canada

bm178 Resisting the War, Moving to Canada

MP3 Audio [19 MB]DownloadShow URL Many of us grew up with stories of how soldiers who disagreed with Vietnam found asylum in Canada. Over 30 years later, soldiers are once again acting on their principles and beliefs and moving to...
 

Collective Amnesia and Unecessary Deaths

Collective Amnesia and Unecessary Deaths

One US television weekly news program that I watch fairly religiously is 60 minutes. I don’t love it, but I’m fascinated by it and my own research indicates that 1 out of every 6 stories they cover are actually quite...