Required Reading This Veterans Day

Image: Army Times

Here are two pieces that we recommend you read today, one of which we’ve written and the other an op-ed in the Star Tribune calling on us to honor veterans by examining the environmental damage inflicted by the military.

  • Michael McDonald, president of Twin Cities Veterans for Peace and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, emeritus professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas, wrote a thoughtful op-ed about honoring the origins of Armistice Day by ending our military’s role in wars for oil and its contribution to climate change.

    They write, “This Armistice Day let us remember that peace is now an ecological imperative.

  • Additionally, a story we wrote a couple of weeks ago examines how rising global temperatures are threatening our service members with the risk of extreme heat and dehydration. It’s an example of how climate change is an urgent risk to our national security and the health of our soldiers.

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