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Occupier returns his war medals to NATO Generals

During the October 25 Occupy eviction in Oakland, Iraqi war veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the head with a bean bag gun by police, fracturing his skull, nearly killing him. Now out of hospital, he made the trek to #Occupychicago to join Iraqi Veterans Against the War in protest against the NATO generals.

We’re joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last year. Olsen returned four of his medals at Sunday’s antiwar march. When asked why he’s joined the Occupy movement and is protesting against the heavily-policed NATO summit, Olsen says, “I am going to make every effort I can to show them that we’re doing the right thing. No matter what they do to any of us, we’ve got each other’s backs and we’re going forward.”

URL: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/21/scott_olsen_us_vet_who_nearly

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Thank u 2 da men & women that's the real home of da brave 2 stand up for good in this world and by good i mean the truth facts not da bullshit they want us 2 belive in this country!!!

Thank u 2 da men & women that's the real home of da brave 2 stand up for good in this world and by good i mean the truth facts not da bullshit they want us 2 belive in this country!!!

"No NATO, No War": U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit
(DemocracyNow.org and YouTube)

Mostly, "If you only see one video this week, make sure it is this", are over-used - but not this time. For this IS one powerful Must See video.

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