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Announcement :: Organizing
Iraq War Vets Speak Out!
by Tony Naro
Email: mfso (nospam) mfso.org
20 Jan 2005
Two veterans will be visiting Massachusetts to talk about their experiences and speak out about their concerns as former active duty personnel in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Please join us in welcoming them and share your own views and questions about the war.
KELLY DOUGHERTY, 26, spent 10 months in Iraq as a Sergeant with her National Guard unit, the 220th Military Police Company. She is a cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War. "When we first arrived in Iraq, part of what struck me was the poverty and desperation of the Iraqi people... I believe that as long as the U.S. continues to occupy Iraq, the Iraqis will continue to fight against us."
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MICHAEL HOFFMAN, 25, was a Lance Corporal in a Marine Corps artillery battery during the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and is a cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War. "On the way to Baghdad, I saw bodies by the road, many in civilian clothing. Every time a car got near my Humvee, everyone inside braced themselves, not knowing if gunfire would suddenly erupt out of it.When your enemy is unclear, everyone becomes your enemy."
Iraq War Veterans Tour Schedule:
Former Army Sergeant Kelly Dougherty and Marine Lance Corporal Michael Hoffman will be speaking at the following venues. Please note- to accommodate a heavy speaking schedule and requests for media interviews, some events may have only speakers from Iraq Veterans Against The War, and at other events they may be speaking alongside other activists, community leaders, and dignitaries. Please contact each event's sponsor for more information and check these pages - we will be posting all updates as soon as they come in.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
See here for a detailed schedule http://bringthetroopshomenow.com/
January 30 – Faneuil Hall (Boston)
January 31 – Salem State College
Endicott College (Peabody)
Community Meeting (Lynn)
February 1 – Bridgewater State College
Harriet Tubman House (Roxbury)
Teen Empowerment (South End)
February 2 – Tufts University
February 3 – Boston University
St. Rose Church School (Chelsea)
February 4 – Harvard University
St. John’s United Methodist
February 5 – An Evening in solidarity with
the people of Haiti (USWA
Local 8751, Roslindale)
February 6 – Community Church of Boston
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