As the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs was holding a hearing on veterans’ healthcare, we sat down with Iraq vet Kris Goldsmith of Long Island who chose to take his own life rather than be "stop-lossed." Kris puts a face on the latest, horrific, government statistic, namely, that deaths from suicide may exceed combat deaths among soldiers who’ve served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Watch this interview sitting down, then get up and DO SOMETHING.

Also on today’s program, we’ll speak to advocates for workers who, like most, are working more and earning less. Plus an interview with an optimistic hitman, and videos from United Farm Workers, Movement Vision Lab and Everybody Got Issues. It’s all right here on firedoglake.