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THE VETERAN is the newspaper of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. In 1971 and 1972 it was published as 1st Casualty. From 1973 to 1975, it was published as Winter Soldier. In 1975, it became THE VETERAN.

THE VETERAN was the first voice of Vietnam veterans in America, and has consistently addressed issues of peace and justice. Original articles on Post Traumatic Stress and Agent Orange have appeared since its first year of publication.

THE VETERAN still continues publication two times a year. Articles from recent issues are available below.

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From Statue of Liberty Takeover, 1971: An Interview with Jim Murphy by Kevin Basl:

In April 2019, I interviewed Jim Murphy at his home in Ithaca, New York, for an ongoing research project on the iconic graphics and images of GI resistance and veteran anti-war movements. Jim and I had been friends for a few years, organizing the local Warrior Writers workshop together. We chatted and sipped coffee at his kitchen table while his golden retriever, Micho, sat by our feet. Though Jim had started undergoing cancer treatments about a month earlier, including surgery to remove a kidney, he was in good spirits—his mind remained sharp until his passing in June 2023. What follows is an excerpt from our hour-long interview on his anti-war organizing, specifically the execution of VVAW's 1971 Statue of Liberty occupation. Kevin: Where did the idea for the takeover come from?... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. Serving the Children of Vietnam by Bill Branson
  2. VVAW to Sponsor Third Children's Library in Vietnam by Chuck Theusch
  3. What We Can And Can't Afford by rg cantalupo (reviewer)
  4. A Soldier's View of the War by Glo Wellman (reviewer)
  5. Waging Art by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  6. The Combined Action Platoons: The US Marine's Other War in Vietnam by Mike Peterson
  7. VVAW 1973-2023: 50 Years Ago by Moses Mora
  8. Holes (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  9. The Ducks on the Hoi An River by rg cantalupo (poem)
  10. Okinawa: Where Semper Fi Meets Semper Peace by Aaron M. Davis
  11. No Regrets (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  12. Love Among the Ruins by Marc Levy
  13. The Long Reckoning by Elaine Elinson (reviewer)
  14. The Wall by Lawrence Markworth
  15. What Does a Soldier Really Die For? by Allen "Somerset" Meece
  16. Breaking Cadence by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  17. The Ghosts Are Still There by John Crandell (reviewer)
  18. Anti-war Protest Aboard the USS Truxtun DLGN 35 by Mushroom Montoya
  19. An Enigma by CC Barrón
  20. Busted: A Vietnam Veteran in Nixon's America by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  21. Safe Return by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  22. Crazy Vet by Everett Cox
  23. Midnight Cargo by Susan Dixon (reviewer)
  24. We Are All Sisters and Brothers: A Protester's War and Moral Injury, and Service by Edward Tick
  25. One Nation Under Blackmail by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  26. Students in Vietnam's Remote Highlands Need Our Help by Bhavia Wagner
  27. Photos from the VVAW Archives by VVAW
  28. When Johnny Comes Marching Home by VVAW
  29. Nixon Attacks Veterans: Assistance Cut by VVAW
  30. The War Comes Home: Post-Vietnam Struggle by VVAW
  31. The Wheel of Law (poem) by Ho Chi Minh
  32. The Vietnam Run by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  33. And You Think Sisyphus Had A Problem? by Ed White (reviewer)
  34. Unseen Scars from Fifty Years Ago by Doug Mason
  35. The Tragic Mistake and PTSD are Facts by Tom Gery
  36. The Making of an Army Psychologist by Carlos C. Barrón (reviewer)
  37. G.W. Bush's Lies by Bill Potvin
  38. 50 Years After Vietnam War's End, It's Time to See Its Role in Spawning MAGA by Jerry Lembcke
  39. Dick in Hell by Jeff Danziger (cartoon)
  40. Conscripts (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  41. A Long Life and a Little Zen by Tim Farley
  42. Oxy, The Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  43. More Photos from the VVAW Archives by VVAW
  44. James Edward Murphy: 1945-2023 by Susan Murphy
  45. Statue of Liberty Takeover, 1971: An Interview with Jim Murphy by Kevin Basl
  46. Leonard Shelton 1964-2023 by Johanna Buwalda
  47. The Rose Procession (poem) by Kevin Basl
  48. Mesa Refuge Seeks Writers by Elaine Elinson (reviewer)
  49. Waging A Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement by Ed Hagerty (reviewer)
  50. White Whale (poem) by John Crandell
  51. Single Malt Whiskey (poem) by Woody Powell
  52. From Dealey Plaza to Gulf of Tonkin: Where Lay The Rub? by John Crandell
  53. Deadliest Year by Joseph Giannini
  54. Letter to the Editor by Edward Tick
  55. On the Road to Miami by Pat Finnegan
  56. Big Bloody (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger