"He Suffered So Much"
May 10, 1987 to December 19, 2011
Brian Arredondo was 17 when his 20 year-old brother, Alex, a U.S. Marine, was killed in Iraq on 25 August, 2004. He was 24 this past Monday, 19 December, when he took his own life.
Carlos Arredondo, the father of Alex and Brian, his only children, was so distraught when the Marines came to tell him that his oldest son was killed, he caught their van and himself on fire, burning over 26% of his body. His recovery from his physical wounds was long and difficult, but his emotional wounds from having his son killed by the U.S. government in its illegal and immoral war in Iraq will never completely heal. However, I know since my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq only four months before Alex, that Carlos was beginning to be able to get through his days without overwhelming pain before his other son committed suicide.
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Get your corporate hands off my health care!
- Quentin Davis - Evolving status quo with national health reform
- Vic Bloomberg - Single payer fight - state & national campaigns
- Sandy Eaton - Socialized medicine around the world
A discussion on the healthcare crisis & what to do about it.
free & open to the public
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Sponsors: Center for Marxist Education
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism
Democratic Socialists of America
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The Budget for All Coalition presents a briefing on the federal budget battles now underway.
The Budget Briefing will analyze the budget battle in Congress, our moment of opportunity, and the national strategy to save social programs and make Pentagon cuts. First, we’ll look at what’s in the Jan. 1 deal and what’s coming up to be addressed by Congress before the Mar. 1 deadline. We’ll review the programs that would be cut under “sequestration” vs. those that would be cut by the Republican, Administration, and progressive proposals. We will look at the impact of various budget scenarios on jobs and public programs in Massachusetts. We’ll examine the Pentagon budget and proposals to cut or increase it.Filed under: