Telling the truth - about the occupation, the cuts to veterans benefits, or the dangers of depleted uranium - is the first reason Traveling Soldier is necessary. But we want to do more than tell the truth; we want to report on the resistance to those on top - whether it’s in the streets of Baghdad, New York, or inside the armed forces.
For this, we might be criticized for not being “objective” or “balanced”. We aren’t. We proudly take the side of our class - working people and the oppressed the world over - against those who use their wealth and power to make our lives hell. But producing this newsletter for people in the armed forces is about more than telling the truth. Our goal is for Traveling Soldier to become the thread that ties working-class people inside the armed services together. We want this newsletter to be a weapon to help you organize resistance within the armed forces - and that can’t happen without you.
If you have a problem, if you or your family are getting screwed, if you agree or disagree with what this newsletter says - we want to know. If you want people to know what’s really going on Iraq, or if you’re stateside and you want people stuck in Iraq to know what’s going on at home, write to us.
We publish this newsletter every other month, but we will publish more often if there’s enough demand for it. If you liked reading this newsletter we hope that you’ll become a regular reader. You can subscribe by writing us (it’s free to people in the services since the pay is so damn low). If you like what you’ve read, we hope that you’ll join with us in building a network of active duty organizers.
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F. Bouthillette (Navy veteran)
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