Monday, April 22, 2024

Veterans Risk Their Lives Trying To Get Aid To Gaza On Freedom Flotilla


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Matthew Hoh is a disabled Marine combat veteran for peace and a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. In 2009, he resigned from his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war. He ran as a Green Party candidate for the US Senate to represent the people of North Carolina in 2022.

Barry Riesch is a retired carpenter and building inspector. He is also a Vietnam veteran, former national president of Veterans For Peace, and has been active in the anti-war movement in the Twin Cities and beyond for over thirty years. Engaging in this work, he has participated in delegations to Vietnam, South Korea, Cuba, and Mexico.  As an environmental activist, he focuses on how the military is contributing to climate change. It is a life goal of his  to leave the world a better place.

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