Shows featuring Camilo Mejia

  • Iraq War Vet Camilo Mejía: US Withdrawal Plan Marks "Privatization of Military Occupation" Mejia_troopwithdrawl
    Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía, the first US combat veteran to publicly resist the war, joins us to give his reaction to the so-called US withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq. Mejía served six months in Iraq in 2003 with the Florida National Guard. While on a two-week leave in the United States, he decided never to return. In...
    August 20, 2010 | Story
  • Debate: Is DREAM Act a Solution for Millions of Undocumented Youth or a Funnel for Military Recruitment? Dreamact2
    The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act — DREAM — would allow undocumented young people a chance at citizenship provided they attend college for at least two years or enlist in the military. It’s been described as a dream come true for undocumented youth wanting a chance to stay in this country...
    August 20, 2010 | Story
  • 3 US Soldiers Speak Out on McChrystal’s Firing, Petraeus as Replacement, and the Unending War in Afghanistan Roundtsble
    President Obama says the Afghan war will continue as planned despite his firing of General Stanley McChrystal over disparaging comments made by McChrystal and his aides about top US officials. Obama has named General David Petraeus, head of the US Central Command and architect of the surge in Iraq, as a successor. The firing...
    June 24, 2010 | Story
  • Camilo Mejia, 1st GI to Publicly Resist Iraq War, Appeals Bad Conduct Discharge Mejia-peace-web
    Camilo Mejia is the first GI who served in Iraq to have publicly resisted the war. He was imprisoned for refusing to return. Today, he is appealing his bad conduct discharge from the military. We speak to Mejia along with his attorney, Anjana Samant of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]
    August 05, 2009 | Story
  • Half a Decade of War: Five Years After Iraq Invasion, Soldiers Testify at Winter Soldier Hearings Wintersoldieriraqweb
    Five years ago tonight, on March 19, 2003, the US launched the invasion of Iraq. Half a decade later, as the occupation continues with no end in sight, some of the most powerful voices against the war have been the men and women who have fought in it. For four days this past weekend, soldiers convened at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland for Winter Soldier, an eyewitness account...
    March 19, 2008 | Story
  • Winter Soldier: Hundreds of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Gather to Testify in Echo of 1971 Vietnam Hearings Youngjpg
    Hundreds of veterans and active-duty soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are gathering today for the Winter Soldier hearings. The soldiers plan to give eyewitness accounts of the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War, the gathering is modeled after the 1971 Winter Solider hearings organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. [includes rush transcript]
    March 14, 2008 | Story
  • War Resister Camilo Mejia Elected to Chair Iraq Veterans Against the War, Group Encouraging War Resistance Mejiaweb
    Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War voted this weekend to launch a campaign encouraging U.S. troops to engage in war resistance. To underscore the point, the group elected Sergeant Camilo Mejia to chair of its board of directors. Mejia is the first U.S. combat veteran to publicly refuse to redeploy to Iraq. He is author of a new book about his experience, "The Road from ar Ramadi: The...
    August 23, 2007 | Story
  • The Other Economic Summit
    The G-8 summit wrapped up in Denver Sunday. Among other demands, the leaders of the industrialized world called for democratic elections in Hong Kong and expressed support for President Clinton’s efforts to open Africa to corporate investment. Clinton blocked efforts to set explicit targets to reduce Greenhouse gases. While thousands of journalists covered the Denver summit, there has been...
    June 23, 1997 | Story