Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Veterans For Peace
Liam Madden, Iraq Veterans Against The War
Howard Zinn invites you to:
A House Party Fundraiser for Iraq Veterans Against The War Winter Soldier Hearings
Home of Sev and Louise Bruyn
48 Glenwood Ave.
Newton Center 617–332–1764
Sunday, January 27 at 3 PM
“These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country”
— Thomas Paine
This quote inspired the name for the Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI) in 1971 of war crimes in Vietnam, for it is the Winter Soldier who is the true patriot. Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW) brought together over 100 veterans to testify as to the true nature of the atrocities and war crimes happening in Vietnam.
Now Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW) again will make public the testimony of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the Winter Soldiers, as well as Iraqi and Afghan survivors in a public investigation called Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan on March 13-16 in Washington D.C.
This will be explosive testimony about events that are rarely if ever covered in mainstream U.S. media. Americans will be aghast when they hear first hand descriptions of what actually has happened in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The budget for this undertaking is large, and Veterans For Peace is organizing house parties around the country to help fund this important event. Excerpts from the film of the original Winter Soldier Investigation will be shown, and WSI participant Joe Bangert, Liam Madden, and Howard Zinn will speak. Please join us for refreshments and conversation, and bring your checkbook and give generously.
If you cannot come but want to donate, send a check made out to IVAW to:
37 Ottawa Rd.
Arlington, MA 02476
See the IVAW website: http://www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier
Directions to 48 Glenwood Ave. Newton Center
If you take the "T."
Take Green Line D (Riverside) train to Newton Center stop. Follow the sidewalk going up from the tracks on same side as you disembarked and in the same direction as you were riding from Boston. At top of slight hill, with steps, you can cross street (Herrick St.). Continue on same sidewalk path along the tracks to the next street (Cypress). Turn left on Cypress. Cross Braeland (street on the other side of the tracks). Continue on Cypress for a very short half block, then veer to the right at the fork onto Parker St. Walk two rather long blocks on Parker to Glenwood Ave. (The first street on the left is Ridge. The second is Glenwood.) Turn left. You will find 48 Glenwood is the 3rd house on the right. It's green. It is about a 10 minute walk.
a. From Rt. 128 to Rt. 9.
Heading east on Rt. 9, take the Parker St. overpass exit at about a mile and a half. Turn left on Parker St. Go three blocks, looking on your right. Glenwood Ave. is the third street on the right. Turn right. 48 Glenwood is the 3rd house on the right. b. From Beacon St., (and Centre St.) at Newton Center go south on Centre St. Immediately veer to the left at the fork (Lutheran Church is in center of fork) onto Cypress St. In a short block and a half, veer to the right at the second fork (Cypress goes up a hill) onto Parker. Glenwood Ave. is the second street on the left. Turn left. 48 Glenwood is the 3rd house on the right.
c. By car from Cambridge:
Cross the river, (at any point), go west along Storrow Drive and Soldiers Field Road and Nonantum Rd. (all roads stay close to the river). Just past the big skating rink on the right side of Nonantum Rd there is a left fork that heads up a hill. The road is called Charlesbank Rd.
Stay on Charlesbank Rd for one long block which then makes a sharp left turn and crosses the turnpike. The flow of traffic continues to cross the turnpike again and staying sort of to the left go alongside the turnpike (don’t go ON the turnpike) for another roughly two blocks and turn left to cross the pike for the third time. (Yes, you have crossed the turnpike 3 times in about as many blocks.) After this third crossing there is a stop light. That is Centre St. Turn right on Centre St. and drive about 2 miles to Newton Center, a
large open shopping area at the intersection of Centre and Beacon St..
Cross Beacon Street. Immediately after crossing, veer to the left at the fork (Lutheran Church is in center of fork) onto Cypress St. In a very short block and a half, veer to the right at the second fork onto Parker St. (Cypress goes up a hill). Stay on Parker for two blocks. Glenwood Ave. is the second street on the left. Turn left. 48 Glenwood is the 3rd house on the right.