Jay Shaft

The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.

Jay Shaft is a freelance writer and the editor for an independent news group Coalition For Free Thought In Media. He has covered numerous issues, including homelessness and poverty, human rights, the use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium, civilian deaths in the ongoing US-led wars and occupations, and civil liberties and freedom.

Jay is the director of Mid-Pinellas Homeless Outreach, a grassroots, community-funded homeless outreach center in St. Petersburg, FL.

Jay has conducted many interviews with soldiers who have served in Iraq, in which service members exposed the issues of the military's failure to provide proper equipment and training to US troops, and he has been on the forefront of investigating the price that soldiers are paying as a result.

Jay has also published many letters from parents speaking out against the deaths of their children serving in Iraq.

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The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.