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Iraq vet: Getting veterans involved in ‘Occupy’ adds a powerful voice

Army veteran and Iraq Veterans Against the War executive director Jose Vasquez appeared on Countdown Friday evening to describe how veterans’ issues are apart of the 99 percent movement. “Part of the message of the Occupy movement is homelessness and unemployment and that’s no secret that veterans across the country…

Marine veteran’s skull fractured by police projectile at ‘Occupy Oakland’ protest

A Marine veteran protesting with “Occupy Oakland” sustained a skull fracture Tuesday night after being shot in the head with appears to be a tear gas canister. Scott Olsen, a two-time Iraq war veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, was at 14th Street and Broadway when he…