GRITtv: Suicides May Exceed Combat Deaths? Here’s Why

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 5:00 pm

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.


GRITtv Roundtable: Working More, Earning Less

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 2:04 pm

Americans are working more, real wages are going down. American wealth inequality is greater today than in the pre-World War One age we called the Gilded Age. How did it get so lop-sided? We ask our roundtable participants, Ed Ott, Saru Jayaraman, and Tamara Draut.

GRITtv: John Perkins – Optimistic Hitman

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 8:57 am

While corporations clamp their claws ever more firmly on the political process, there’s a former global economy insider who thinks that makes consumers stronger. GRITtv interviews John Perkins, author of The Secret History of the American Empire.

GRITtv: Meet the OEA

By: Tuesday May 20, 2008 1:50 pm

Can you imagine a world where the government cares about and enforces fuel efficiency? Meet the OEA, via The Freedom From Oil campaign. And tune in later for the full hour with a roundtable discussion on faith and politics, and an interview with the filmmaker behind Battle for Haditha.

GRITtv Interview: Nick Broomfield’s Battle for Haditha

By: Tuesday May 20, 2008 9:29 am

I recently had a chance to sit down with filmmaker Nick Broomfield, and Iraq war veteran and actor Elliot Ruiz to talk about their new film Battle for Haditha.

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