Iraq Veterans Against the War, the organizers of the upcoming Winter Soldier hearings, asked us to send the following message out to our member groups. Please take a moment to read it, and feel free to share this with others.

Also, we want to encourage you to ask folks to write letters to the editor and/or call in to radio talk shows to let more people know about the Winter Soldier hearings, to stress how important it is for people in this country to hear the veterans' testimony, and to strongly encourage people to watch via broadcast or online. With the 5th anniversary of the war appoaching next week it is important that we all help amplify the voices of the Iraq veterans and supporting Winter Soldier is one concrete way to do just that.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already arranged for your public access station to carry the broadcast, please make sure they have the latest satellite information since there has been a change. Click here for details: http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/satellite

peace,

Leslie Cagan
National Coordinator, UFPJ
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MEMO FROM IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting Iraq Veterans Against the War. Below are a few updates on the event.
 
On March 1st and 2nd, 25 IVAW members marched from Constitution Hall in Philadelphia to Valley Forge in the spirit of Thomas Paine and to honor the history of winter soldiers.  Tom Jackson, a producer from Joe Public Films returned to his guerrilla roots, dodging telephone polls and filming while trying to keep up with the vets and one active duty soldier along the way.  http://ivaw.org/node/2798
 
New resources are now available on the IVAW website. A bibliography, glossary of military terms and suggested discussion questions are now available for organizations and communities planning events around the broadcasts:  www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier/resources

And if you still have questions about how to access the broadcasts, new info about how to set-up the broadcasts for projection is now available: www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier/howtowatch
 
Lastly, IVAW is asking for help from folks like you to track coverage of Winter Soldier in local, national and international press. Your assistance will help IVAW and its members understand the impact of their work and efforts. Please send links to online articles and blogs to: wsmediamonitor@gmail.com 
 
For television, radio and print coverage, please email a reference to the same address and if possible, mail a tape or clipping to the IVAW office. References should include, if applicable, the date and time of the story, the name of the media outlet, the name of the journalist or reporter, and the title of the story. Hard-copies and recordings of media coverage can be sent to:  IVAW, P.O. Box 8296, Philadelphia, PA 19101   ATTN:  Media Coordinator

Thanks again for all your support.
IVAW