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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

America in Vietnam


Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."

Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month."

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Snyder's Tax Cuts

Millions of Michigan's middle-class workers and families paid the price today for Gov. Snyder's nearly $2 billion in tax cuts for corporate CEOs. Instead of asking them to pay their fair share, Gov. Snyder increased middle class taxes by 25% to help pay for an 80% tax break for corporate CEOs.

Sign the petition to tell Gov. Snyder to stop the tax increases on the middle class - http://goo.gl/5kQ23.

It started with a new tax on pensions for retirees and a tax hike for low-income workers. Next, on the chopping block, Snyder and Republicans increased taxes on college students, the unemployed, and homeowners to pay for giveaways to corporate CEOs. You can share your story at https://www.facebook.com/michigandems.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Support Planned Parenthood

Please join us for a special luncheon with
Cecile Richards
President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Friday, April 12, 2013 • 12:15 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
2089 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan

Individual Tickets: $100 | Host Ticket: $500*
Cecile Richards
* Host ticket includes lunch for two and underwrites student tickets.
Scholarship tickets are available for students and young professionals. Call 517.482.1080 x 2 or email us.
Listed as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Cecile Richards has been President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 2006. She is a widely sought-after speaker on reproductive justice, a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Get Tickets

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

PO Box 15041, Lansing, MI 48901 | MiPlannedParenthood.org
Contributions are not deductible for federal tax purposes.