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IVAW statement: "Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) calls on all US military service members to refuse and resist any mobilization against workers organizing to protect their basic rights. IVAW stands in solidarity with the multitude gathered in Madison, Wisconsin, and many other cities to defend their unions."

Iraq war veteran and IVAW member Adam Kokesh speaking to reporters at a protest in Washington, 09/04/11. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Iraq war veteran and IVAW member Adam Kokesh speaking to reporters at a protest in Washington, 09/04/11. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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+1 # Activista 2011-02-25 16:40
Iraq is revolting against US "boys" in Baghdad - dozens young people are killed. Waiting for Obama/Clinton how they will call their "man" in Baghdad.
+8 # DPM 2011-02-25 20:25
This is one "old" vet that is sick and tired of war being our nation's largest business. Making billions of dollars for a few and destroying millions of lives here and abroad.
I am not a "dove" and believe in a strong and competent military, but come on, this is overkill, literally.
No military action against our own people!
Anyone issuing those orders is issuing a morally illegal order! They will need to face The People's justice!
+7 # soularddave 2011-02-25 22:55
This is another "old" veteran who remembers the four students killed at Ohio State by National Guardsmen called out by the Governor. It was a tipping point in the effort to end the war in Viet Nam.

We sure don't need another confrontation between the armed and the unarmed, just so a Governor can have his way with state employees who have worked to serve their fellow citizens over the years.

Remember, the state gave away millions in tax cuts that reduced revenue, and now the Governor wants to balance the budget on the backs of those workers by taking away pay & benefits. No wonder the protesters are mad at the tyrant.
+3 # Margaret Collins 2011-02-26 16:19
I was at the protests today in NYC and 10,000 people at City Hall are mad as hell! ENOUGH of Walker and Koch and the GOP who would like to see us in a 'land before unionization'.. ..if Walker calls out the National Guard, I salute those of you will resist. I remember the harrowing tragedy at Kent State..
+2 # ER444 2011-02-27 03:18
Workers of the world, unite !! Are we in the middle of a revolution here ??

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