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Update - The military has taken the highly unusual decision to deploy the 3rd ACR in the middle of the night, tonight, under cover of darkness.  The protesters have stated they will confront the deployment with "radical, direct action" whatever the hour.  See latest update video below. If you keep your computer on tonight with this page up it will automatically play when broadcast recommences.

Using webcam technology, the anti-war soldier's coffee house outside of Ft. Hood, Texas is providing video updates and webcasting live the protest against redeployment of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment this month to Iraq.  Protesters include active-duty soldiers (off-duty), veterans, soldiers families and supporters.  Ft. Hood is the largest military base in the nation.

The Under the Hood Cafe website reads:

As corporate media heralds the end of combat forces in Iraq, Fort Hood is deploying 3,000 troops to Iraq from the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. Many of them have been deemed "undeployable" due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),...

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other conditions resulting from previous deployments during this decade of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Several upcoming events are aimed at peeling back the mass deception surrounding "the end of combat operations."

1:30 pm, Sunday, August 22, Killeen. There will be a peaceful march to the East Gate of Fort Hood protesting the deployment of additional troops to Iraq and drawing attention to the numbers being sent who are suffering from conditions that should render them "undeployable." Participants should gather at Under the Hood, 17 S. College, Killeen by 1:00 pm.

Please tune in and sign in to the live chatroom on the webcast page to join the discussion and show your support. NOTE: Look for the live action webcast to begin around 6pm EDT.

Live chatroom from webcast page


Latest Update Broadcast from the coffee house (recorded), 6:30 pm EDT


Live webcast (when "on air," hit circular "refresh" button in lower left-hand corner)

Under the Hood Cafe Facebook page

Originally posted to Ralph Lopez on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 01:21 PM PDT.

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