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News :: War and Militarism
Liam Madden Marine War Resister Threatened with Dishonorable Charges
11 Jun 2007
Liam Madden,along with Adam Kokesh, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, are facing downgrade of their honorable discharges from the marines. The reason-taking part in anti-war protests and wearing parts of their marine uniforms while protesting. Liam Madden gave a press conference on the steps of the State House in Boston on 6-7-07. Here are some photos and a link to a video of the press conference.
SEE VIDEO OF PRESS CONFERENCE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_Iz61y8HQ
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Liam Madden-Marine War Resister-Press Conference-Boston 6-7-07
Madden is facing punishment from the Marines that could result in his discharge status being changed from “Honorable” to “Other Than Honorable.” Liam was recently told by the Marine Corps that they are pursuing their case against him due to his taking part in activities critical of the U.S. role in Iraq. Madden’s case is very similar to that of Adam Kokesh, a fellow Marine veteran who received a recommendation for a change from his “Honorable” discharge status to a “General” discharge at a Marine Corps separation board hearing on Monday, June 4th. Both Madden and Kokesh were charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice by wearing portions of their uniform at a political protest. Madden was additionally accused of “making disloyal statements.” A third member of IVAW, Marine veteran, Cloy Richards of MO, has been threatened similarly.

Madden served in the Marine Corps from January 2003 to January 2007 and did a tour in Iraq. He is co-founder of the Appeal for Redress (www.AppealforRedress.org), a campaign in which almost 2,000 active duty service members have called on their members of Congress to end the war. Madden also has become an outspoken public critic of the war as a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).
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Liam Madden-Marine War Resister-Press Conference-Boston 6-7-07
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Liam Madden-Marine War Resister-Press Conference-Boston 6-7-07
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Liam Madden-Marine War Resister-Press Conference-Boston 6-7-07
See also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_Iz61y8HQ
http://www.ivaw.org
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