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When You See Something Say Something: Tomas Young, and the Rest of Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I hope we feel fortunate to even be able to get and give help so we can move closer to the deeper freedom and readiness to know, which requires as much courages as any other kind of fight.

Tomas Young, Wounded Iraq Veteran And One Of The Harshest War Critics, Dies At Age 34

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

This Veteran's Day, HuffPost looks back at the life of veteran Tomas Young, who died Monday night. He was 34. The Iraq War veteran made waves in M...

Remembering Tomas Young (1979-2014): Iraq War Veteran Turned Antiwar Activist

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Young was paralyzed in 2004 shortly after arriving in Iraq. He went on to become one of the nation's most prominent antiwar U.S. veterans speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Remembering Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young

Karin Kamp | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Karin Kamp

We've just heard that Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, one of the first vets to publicly oppose the war, has died at the age of 34. Young was featured in Body of War, a documentary by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro that was featured on Bill Moyers Journal in March 2008.

Dying Iraq Veteran Chooses To Live

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Tomas Young, a paralyzed Iraq veteran who had planned to end his life after years of fighting pain and complications from war wounds, has decided it's...

Preston Maddock

Tom Morello To Play Tribute Concert For Friend, Dying Iraq War Veteran, Tomas Young | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Tom Morello has played to millions of people in countless venues around the world, and yet a May 19 booking at a movie theater in Kansas City, Mo., co...

Dying Iraq Veteran Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq war veteran who has suffered numerous health setbacks in recent years, appeared on HuffPost Live on Thursday to discuss hi...

Dying Iraq Vet: 'I'm Not Angry At George Bush'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Iraq War veteran Tomas Young told HuffPost Live Thursday that despite being an outspoken anti-war activist critical of the Bush administration's decis...

Anti-War Filmmaker Blasts Bush, Cheney For Lasting Pain Of Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Media personality and anti-war filmmaker Phil Donahue continued to speak out on the Iraq War this week, telling Current that former President George B...

Dying Veteran Explains Decision To End His Life

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Just over nine years ago, a sniper's bullet turned Tomas Young's life upside down . It was 2004, and Young, who had enlisted in the Army after Sept...

A Pledge to Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young

John Bruhns | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

It is a sad time in our history when an American combat veteran must resort to such an extreme measure to alleviate the pain and suffering from injuries he received fighting in the name of our country.

Tom Morello Endorses Dying Vets Letter To Bush, Cheney

Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is backing his good friend and speaking out against the U.S. involvement in Iraq. To commemorate th...

Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, "A Message From a Dying Veteran"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes i...

10 Years After The Iraq Invasion, We Are Still Morally Responsible For War

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

Unfortunately the Iraq War isn't over. Not only is the Iraqi insurgency still going strong and wreaking havoc, but the American veterans returned home from duty are still dying, still suffering, still looking to God for answers.

Dying Iraq Veteran Eviscerates Bush, Cheney On War's 10th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Tomas Young, then a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., made a decision repeated by many other Amer...

Happy 10th Anniversary

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Stacy Bare

War is a force that has given me meaning. When I came home, it was war that ultimately forced me back into the mountains and into wilderness. I learned of the joy of an alpine start and a mountain top sunrise.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Ron Kovic and Tomas Young

Ellen Spiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Spiro

After the credits, Kovic wheeled to the front of the theatre and gave a spontaneous speech. It was one of those documentary moments that live forever.

Paralyzed Vet Turns Pain Into Protest Music

USA Today | Edna Gundersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bent on retribution, Tomas Young joined the U.S. Army two days after 9/11. When he learned he was being shipped to Iraq instead of Afghanistan, he say...