FTA Is Back!!

Premiere Screenings of FTA in Los Angeles and New York

Friday, January 30

7:30 pm at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles

FTA Cast Members Q&A After Screening

Monday, February 2

7:00 pm at the IFC Center in New York

Q&A with Jane Fonda After Screening

Broadcast Premiere February 23

On the Sundance Channel

FTA Trailer







Starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Michael Alaimo, Len Chandler, Holly Near And a Cast of Thousands of antiwar soldiers. 1971-two years after Richard Nixon had promised to end the Vietnam War, American troops were still fighting and American warplanes were still bombing North Vietnam relentlessly.

A massive GI Movement to end the war was sweeping through the troops, wreaking havoc on the U.S. military. Into that mix came The FTA (F*** the Army) Show, a caustic, electrifying, sharply antiwar comedy review led by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. As they toured outside military bases from Guam to the Philippines, over 60,000 soldiers cheered and joined the show’s call to end the war. It was an explosive, historical moment never seen before or since.

FTA, Francine Parker’s powerful documentary of the tour, opened in U.S. theaters in 1972, as the Nixon administration was still escalating the war and fighting for its political life at home. After only one week, the film mysteriously disappeared-never to be seen again. Until now.

Perfect timing.

Rita Martinson singing “Soldier, We Love You.” Check out the film “Sir! No Sir!”

Soldier, We Love You

Sir! No Sir! Web Trailer


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    • jimstaro on January 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Who Will Throw the Book at the Bushies?  

    • jimstaro on January 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans

    In April 2008, the Secretary of U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs established the Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans.   The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary on the full spectrum of health care and benefits issues that confront veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the 1990-1991 period of the Gulf War.  To carry out these duties, the Committee is expected to assess both the effectiveness of existing benefits and services and to determine the need for new initiatives and/or policies that relate exclusively to this population of veterans.

    Upcoming Meetings

       * January 14 – 15, 2009 – VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

       * February 18 – 19, 2009 – VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA

       * March 18 – 19, 2009 – Waco, TX (venue TBD)

       * April 7 – 9, 2009 – Washington, DC (venue TBD)

    Committee Members, if you visit this link they give backlinks for each member

    Chairman Charles Cragin

    Members Martha Douthit, Daniel Ortiz, Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., Daniel Pinedo, Mark Garner,

    Thomas Plewes, Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Valerie Randall, John Hart, M.D., Edward R. Reese (Randy)

    William Jones (Rusty), Steve Robertson, Kirt Love

    Group Photo


    Advisory committees are used extensively by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide advice and guidance on a wide variety of programs that deliver benefits and services to our Nation’s veterans.  Advisory committees operate as another component of the “people’s voice” in our democratic form of government.  Some of VA’s advisory committees have been mandated by Congress to ensure that federal laws, as carried out by the executive branch, are meeting their intended goals.  Other VA committees have been created by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assess specific VA policies or programs.

    Advisory committee members are generally acknowledged, by VA’s leadership and members of the veterans affairs committees in Congress, as “consumer representatives” of those millions of beneficiaries whose lives are affected each year by VA programs.  Advisory committees must operate in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).  Advisory committee meetings at VA are generally open to the public, and notices of those meetings are published in the Federal Register.

    One of VA’s principal objectives in managing its advisory committees is to ensure that committee members appropriately reflect the diversity of American society and the veterans’ population.  Committee members are expected to have the technical, scientific and programmatic expertise demanded by the committees’ areas of interest and emphasis.  Committee members are also expected to offer unbiased advice and to comply with all federal ethics standards.

    Please send your comments on this page to  VA Advisory Cmte


    Follow this link for a list of Committees I assume are still in operation or setting up public hearings etc..

    Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans

    To provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the full spectrum of health care and benefits issues that confronts veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the 1990 – 1991 period of the Gulf War.

    • dennis on January 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    too soon…

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