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August 20th, 2010

Iraq war veteran kills family, then himself

A 23-year-old veteran of the Iraq war shot and killed his pregnant wife, their 13-month-old daughter and three dogs before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Thursday. Police in Superior, Wis., said Thursday that they do not know why Matthew Magdzas killed his wife, April Oles-Magdzas, 26, and their ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

Vet kills wife, daughter, himself in Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Police in Superior say a veteran apparently killed his pregnant wife and their daughter before committing suicide.Investigators believe 23-year-old Matthew Magdzas shot 26-year-old April Oles and 13-month old Lila Magdzas on Tuesday afternoon. Police say family members told them Oles was 8.5 months pregnant. Autopsy results ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

More on Magdzas: Iraq war veteran, Purple Heart recipient

SUPERIOR, WI - FOX 21 News looked deeper into the background of the man described by neighbors as a husband, father and Iraq war veteran.  They say 23-year–old Matt Magdzas lived there with his 26-year-old wife April and their 13-month-old daughter.Pictures from a Myspace web account show the two in happy times.  FOX 21 News ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

Superior police confirm murder-suicide

Superior police on Thursday confirmed the identities of the victims of an apparent homicide-suicide. Superior Police Chief Floyd Peters identified the victims as Matthew Magdzas, 23; April Oles-Magdzas, 26; and Lila Jean Magdzas, 13 months. Family members said April was approximately 8½ months pregnant.In addition, authorities found three dogs in ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 7th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldiers Protest Repeated Deployments

While President Obama is touting the Iraq war as all but over, thousands of soldiers continue to be sent to patrol Iraq’s streets, where violence is climbing to its highest level in two years.  Among those thousands of GIs are a very large number who have previously been deployed, and ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Barefoot Marine veteran’s long trek draws attention to stress syndrome

SHANKSVILLE — Ron Zaleski was a combat-trained Marine, ready to fight when he and five others in his outfit received orders to Vietnam in 1972. But the Long Island native’s orders were changed, so the five others went without him. “All five were shot. Two were killed,” Zaleski said Sunday ... continue reading

July 18th, 2010

Texas mayor who killed self had financial troubles

COPPELL, Texas – A Dallas area mayor who authorities believe killed herself and her daughter left a note saying the two were still grieving over the 2008 death of their husband and father from cancer, police said Friday."My sweet, sweet Corinne had grown completely inconsolable. She had learned to hide ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Army Recruiter Found Dead In Alameda From Apparent Suicide

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Alameda police were investigating the apparent suicide of an army recruiter and Iraq war veteran Wednesday evening.Authorities have not yet released the name of the 37-year old man, whose body was found just before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle parked in the lot of the ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Suicides Now Claiming Nearly as Many Soldiers as Battlefield Deaths

Annual rates of suicide among American troops have been steadily rising since 2002, and are now so high that they rival the actual battlefield death toll. So far this year, 163 active and non-active soldiers have killed themselves. That's startlingly close to the number of troops lost fighting in Operation ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military

Nearly as many American troops at home and abroad have committed suicide this year as have been killed in combat in Afghanistan. Alarmed at the growing rate of soldiers taking their own lives, the Army has begun investigating its mental health and suicide prevention programs. But the tougher challenge is ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 25th, 2010

Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010

US law officially proclaims Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.”However, the US is much closer to permanent war than permanent peace. Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Police: Foreclosure Led to Murder-Suicide

HOUSTON - Homicide investigators say a northwest Houston home under foreclosure apparently led the struggling residents to take their own lives. Police arrived at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday to the home on Arncliffe Drive near Antoine Drive and found a married couple shot to death. The couple left notes that ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt introduces military suicide prevention bill named for N.J. soldier

WASHINGTON -- Citing a critical gap in the military’s suicide prevention efforts, Rep. Rush Holt has introduced a measure named for a New Jersey soldier who took his own life after serving two tours of duty in Iraq. The proposed legislation — named for Army Sgt. Coleman Bean, an East ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

April 19th, 2010

Crimes Are Crimes – No Matter Who Does Them

Join Cindy Sheehan, Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, Ray McGovern, Carl Dix, Bill Quigley, William Blum, Joyce Kozloff, Ann Messner, David Swanson, Sunsara Taylor, Stephen Rohde, Fr. Bob Bossie, Peter Phillips, Jed Stone, Tomás Olmos, Peter McLaren, Jodie Evans, Margaret Lawrence, Matthis Chiroux, Larry Everest, Andy Worthington, ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?

From the invasion of Afghanistan until last summer, the U.S. military had lost 761 soldiers in combat there. But a higher number in the service — 817 — had taken their own lives over the same period. The surge in suicides, which have risen five years in a row, has ... continue reading

March 24th, 2010

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Take Own Lives

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) — The foreclosure crisis in Philadelphia is now becoming a matter of life and death. Eyewitness News has learned that in the past month, two homeowners took their own lives before sheriff's deputies arrived to tell them that they were being evicted. On March 5, deputies arriving ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Military suicides are causing civilian casualties, too

WASHINGTON — Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Wimmer charmed potential Army recruits with a movie star's smile, but somehow it never quite reached his eyes, even when he was cradling his newborn twin daughters. Whenever he closed his eyes, he dreamed of his own dead body swinging from a rope, his ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

NATO strike kills seven Afghan police

A NATO air strike mistakenly killed seven Afghan police and wounded two others in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, hospital and government officials said. The NATO-run International Security Assistance Force confirmed an "incident" but a spokesman told AFP the military was "still tracking down what happened" in Kunduz province, where Taliban ... continue reading

December 19th, 2009

Army suicides up; local chaplain says there are programs to help

FORT GORDON,Ga. -- While the Army is fighting two wars overseas, they're also fighting a rising number of suicides. This year is the highest number of reported cases since 1980, when the Army began keeping statistics.Through the right training at all levels of command the Army is hoping to prevent ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

Suicides in U.S. Army Are on Track to Reach New High

Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The number of suicides among active- duty U.S. Army troops this year reached 133 in October, 18 more than in the same period last year and putting the service within reach of a new annual high. The 133 reported suicides, including the National Guard and Reserves, ... continue reading

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Mar 31st
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