Backers say drones will prove useful for farmers - Daily American: News
Gilbert Landolt has protested the way the U.S. military uses drones as part of the Des Moines chapter of Veterans for Peace, but he’s not opposed to agricultural use as long as it’s regulated properly.

“There are good uses for drones, I’m not saying there’s not, but we need to get a handle on it,” Landolt said. “If they had some type of control over it and could do it in a way on a farm that makes sense, I don’t have an issue with that.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
2 days ago
Scrapbook: Honors, scholarships : Wsj
Scholarship available: Madison Veterans for Peace will award a $1,200 scholarship to a Madison public high school senior planning to enroll this fall at Madison Area Technical College. Information is available at www.madisonvfp.org,
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_WI  scholarship 
2 days ago
OPINION | Standing for peace: Celebrating 15 years of the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge peace vigil | Twin Cities Daily Planet
It was in the spring of 1999, in response to the U.S. bombing of Yugoslavia, that members of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Veterans for Peace, Friends for a Nonviolent World, the Twin Cities Campaign to End Sanctions (on Iraq) and a number of local faith communities started the weekly vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  culture_of_peace 
2 days ago
Anti-war movement is alive and active - News-Record.com: Letters To Editor
Simpson isn’t aware because the media downplay or ignore the movement. I’ve been arrested three times in Washington, D.C., at anti-war demonstrations — once at the White House with Daniel Ellsberg and 135 others, mostly veterans. The Washington Post had no story, just a photo. The caption simply said Ellsberg and “several” others were arrested.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  culture_of_peace 
2 days ago
Santa Barbara Couple Reaping the Benefits of Driving on Sunshine
The Robledos have now been driving on sunshine for over three years, and they couldn’t be happier with their decision. The all-electric Nissan Leaf meets virtually all of their transportation needs; Joy often commutes to Ventura, where she charges the Leaf at one of the many public charging stations. The Robledos still keep their trusty gas-powered pickup truck, mostly so that Gilbert can move large loads as a volunteer for the Foodbank and Veterans for Peace. However, Gilbert notes that before their Nissan Leaf, they would spend more than $100 filling up the car a couple of times a month.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA 
5 days ago
World Stock Markets & Stock Index Performance - Businessweek
But not everyone will be celebrating the new destroyer's christening. Members of Maine Veterans for Peace, among other groups, will gather across the street from the Bath shipyard Saturday to call for the diversification and conversion of BIW to civilian uses.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME  military_budget 
5 days ago
Veterans keep fighting — against curfew for memorial | The Villager Newspaper
“There’s no reason for this park to be closed,” said John Spitzberg, 76, a member of Veterans For Peace, before he was led away.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  civil_disobedience 
5 days ago
America's Peace Ship | Lawrence Wittner
But peace activists recognized the vessel's significance. Within a short time, local chapters of Veterans for Peace established the Golden Rule Project to restore the battered ketch.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden  Rule 
5 days ago
PressTV - US fails to give proper care to veterans: Activist
In a Monday interview, Leah Bolger from Veterans for Peace, pointed to the myriad problems the veterans are facing at home, including drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, unemployment, and many other mental and health issues, adding, “These kinds of problems escalate dramatically after people have been in combat.”
Veterans_For_Peace  military_suicide 
5 days ago
The foreign policy ‘pivot’ US needs is away from focus on military force — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
The majorities in 65 countries at the end of 2013 found the U.S. to be considered the most significant threat to world peace, according to Gallup. All these voices call for a “real pivot” by the U.S.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME  militarism  no_bases 
8 days ago
Wave of Action Re-Energizes New York Activism - Democratic Underground
Zuccotti Park: Over 100 community organizers and activists from dozens of organizations such as Veterans For Peace, People’s Power Assembly, and OccuEvolve, met at Zuccotti Park, the scene of Occupy Wall Street encampment in 2011.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Occupy 
8 days ago
Remembering 50 years after US Holocaust in Vietnam :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [reg.de]
I love it .It's the best thing I've seen. I've seen Winter Solider, Hearts & Minds, you name it, I've seen it. This is the best thing I've seen.
-David Slaky, Veterans for Peace, St. Louis
Veterans_For_Peace  Vietnam  Full_Disclosure_Campaign 
8 days ago
Readers Respond: Letters from Spring 2014 | Tikkun Magazine
The value of PTSD and moral injury lies in its transformative potential. It prods us on to what US veteran Ralph Ellison called the “salve of philosophy.” More importantly, it exists as an experiential tool in the discernment of moral goodness, especially in questions like those of present-day Syria: What constitutes an atrocity? What constitutes an army? It is the peace-loving, self-disciplined veteran, if he exists, who is best-equipped to judge such things. Like Gandhi.

I therefore believe that all war matters be turned over to Veterans for Peace, for implementation of the kind of discernment that such a statement implies.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_VA  PTSD 
9 days ago
‘The War Comes Home:’ Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Raises Questions About Treatment of Returning Vets | NationofChange
we’re joined by Malachi Muncy, manager of the Under the Hood Café in Killeen since 2012. He served in the Texas Army National Guard from 2003 'til 2009 and served two deployments to Iraq between 2004 and ’07. He's now a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Iraq Veterans for Peace. Last night he helped organize a vigil outside at Fort Hood.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_TX  military_suicide 
9 days ago
Now playing at the Cinematheque in Hanoi - Related news - 4/7/2014 - Báo Tuổi Trẻ English
Chuck Palazzo’s was one of several somber voices heard this night, some recorded in the film titled “Same Same But Different,” others from tourists who felt inspired to speak, sometimes with tears. These were not typical tourists. A party of 17 Americans – several veterans and anti-war activists, some who were both – were making a pilgrimage to various locales in a land that in many ways has defined their lives and, for many, haunted their psyches and families.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Vietnam  Full_Disclosure_Campaign 
9 days ago
Kelly: For Vietnam veterans, reunion 'part of the journey and the healing' - Omaha.com
Williams, who worked a career in landscape design and later joined a Veterans for Peace group, said the Vietnam War was “an awful mistake” that cost America far more than 58,000 deaths.

“That doesn't count all the suicides, or those who suffer from cancer caused by Agent Orange,” he said. “It doesn't count traumatic injuries and psychological injuries. I gather from talking with the guys here that PTSD is pretty much uniform.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Full_Disclosure_Campaign  Vietnam 
9 days ago
New York police arrest veterans protesting at Vietnam War Memorial | Al Jazeera America
Three military veterans were arrested at New York City’s Vietnam Memorial after taking part in a protest that activists said was part of an attempted revival of the Occupy movement, a push that began Friday with events planned worldwide.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  civil_disobedience 
9 days ago
The Fort Hood Shooting and PTSD » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Diane Rejman is an Army veteran, and a Lifetime Member of Veterans for Peace. She holds a MBA from the Global School of International Management.
Veterans_For_Peace  PTSD  military_suicide 
12 days ago
Vets React To Fort Hood Shooting
An Iraq War veteran opened fire at Fort Hood last night, killing three people, and then himself. He reportedly sought help for depression, anxiety and other problems. Veterans discuss the risks our country faces by leaving our servicemen untreated.
Veterans_For_Peace  military_suicide 
12 days ago
Former CIA analyst discusses Iraq War, NSA - Columbia Missourian
McGovern's talk was sponsored by the MU Peace Studies Program, legal studies at William Woods University, Mid-Missouri Peace Works, Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace and the Mid-Missouri Peace Coalition.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MO  surveillance 
13 days ago
Veterans from North Andover and Billerica help Iraqi refugees who struggle in Lowell - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Refugees who fled Iraq and came to settle in Lowell have found guardian angels in two Vietnam veterans from North Andover and Billerica. Pat Scanlon and Bruce Macdonald are members of the Greater Boston chapter of Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Iraq 
13 days ago
Youngstown News, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Legacy Exhibit Saturday - Newswatch
The Arab American Cultural and Educational Center and Veterans for Peace will present the “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Legacy Exhibit” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OH  nuclear_weapons 
13 days ago
"Nonviolent Warrior" Elliott Adams to Join Demonstrators at Beale and to Speak in Grass Valley Tuesday, April 1
On April 1st from 2:30 to 5 p.m, at Beale: Past National President of Veterans For Peace and international peace activist Elliott Adams will join locals for an anti-drone vigil at the Wheatland Gate of Beale Air Force Base at 3960 S. Beale Rd. Adams is currently touring the country, and will speak about the importance of banning drone attacks, stopping all war, and building a culture of peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  drones 
15 days ago
Veterans for Peace | Humankind-Beyond Belief Blog
I would never have known anything about the “Golden Rule” if it had not been for friend, Sandusky Maritime volunteer and Perry’s Longboat rower AJ “Skip” Oliver of Sandusky. Skip, who is a Viet Nam War veteran, member of Veterans For Peace, sailor, and retired Heidelberg University professor, followed his convictions to Eureka California to help reconstruct the infamous anti-nuclear peace boat “Golden Rule” back in 2011.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden_Rule 
15 days ago
Rally against the Zumwalt | www.timesrecord.com | The Times Record
Veterans for Peace, Peace- Works and other groups around Maine will hold a rally just across from where the public will assemble for the Navy show.

The Navy has to put on the good face for this one, largely because they did not want the expensive Zumwalt anyway; it was going to eat up too much of the shipbuilding budget. But the corporate forces behind the project pushed the door open and here we are.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME  military_budget 
16 days ago
▶ Veterans for Peace: Why We Are Here | Rise Up Times
Video of Veterans for Peace action in NYC at Vietnam Memorial. Moving testimony by veterans about why they continue to work for peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  civil_disobedience 
16 days ago
Veterans walk ‘for peace’ - Alpine Avalanche: Home
Michael Clift of San Francisco is walking a kind of great circle route from San Francisco to Washington, DC, with a dual message of peace and help for veterans, particularly those in the homeless ranks.

Most of the Veterans for Peace chapters are along the southern border and up the Eastern Seaboard, he said. So he headed south from San Francisco before going east.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Homeless_veterans 
19 days ago
Obama Ensnared in Bush’s Abuses | Alternative
Coleen Rowley is a retired FBI agent and former chief division counsel in Minneapolis. She’s now a dedicated peace and justice activist and board member of the Women Against Military Madness and works with the Veterans for Peace chapter in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  surveillance 
20 days ago
Backers say drones might be useful for Iowa farmers - Omaha.com
Gilbert Landolt of the Des Moines chapter of Veterans for Peace has protested the way the U.S. military uses drones, but he's not opposed to agricultural use as long as it's regulated properly.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
23 days ago
Army Makes Case Against Enlisting
Remarkably, the U.S. Army War College has published a report (PDF) that makes an overwhelming case against enlisting in the U.S. Army. The report, called "Civilian Organizational Inhibitors to U.S. Army Recruiting and the Road Ahead," identifies counter-recruitment organizations that effectively discourage young people from joining the military.

This is the highest honor the Army could give these groups, including Quaker House, the Mennonite Central Committee, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace, and Courage to Resist.
Veterans_For_Peace  Truth_in_Recruiting 
23 days ago
Scott Olsen, US Vet Nearly Killed by Police Beanbag at Occupy Oakland, Settles Lawsuit with City | Free Speech TV
At the time of the shooting, Olsen was wearing fatigues and a Veterans for Peace T-shirt. Moments after he was shot, police fired a bright flash grenade at a group of Occupy protesters who attempted to help treat him.
Veterans_For_Peace  Scott_Olsen 
23 days ago
Youngstown News, Arab center sets 'Hiroshima-Nagasaki Legacy' exhibit
The Arab American Cultural and Educational Center and Veterans For Peace are offering a “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Legacy Exhibit” from 7 to 10 p.m. April 5 at the Cultural and Educational Center, 15 Belgrade Ave. The public is invited.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OH  nuclear_weapons 
23 days ago
THEATER REVIEW | "The Things They Carried" and "Lonely Soldiers: Women at War in Iraq" at History Theater: What you can do to help | Twin Cities Daily Planet
It was also heartening to see a table for the group Veterans For Peace out in the lobby on opening night. But I’d urge the theater to make just as much of a push for those organizations as they do for concessions in the lobby at intermission.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  military_sexual_trauma 
26 days ago
Army Makes Case Against Enlisting
This is the highest honor the Army could give these groups, including Quaker House, the Mennonite Central Committee, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace, and Courage to Resist. Activists often disbelieve in the effectiveness of their own work until the government admits it explicitly. Well, here is that admission. And counter-recruitment activists really do seem to appreciate it.
Veterans_For_Peace  Truth_in_Recruiting 
27 days ago
Seaside's Ken Armstrong was a war hero with a passion for peace - MontereyHerald.com :
Mr. Armstrong also was an author whose autobiography, "A Valor of Peace," explains how and why he became a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. "I was the first combat veteran drill sergeant to be granted conscientious-objector status and honorably discharged from the U.S. Army," he wrote in his introduction to the book.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  culture_of_peace 
27 days ago
Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace march » In the U.S. » LGBTQ » Top » Workers World
Solidarity overwhelmed bigotry on the streets of South Boston this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For 20 years the Allied War Veterans organization has rejected openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people from marching in its traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as anti-war and peace groups led by the local Smedley Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
27 days ago
Military Recruiters Targeted The Santa Barbara Independent
Limiting access by military personnel to high school campuses has become the mission of Veterans for Peace and the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting (Quakers) members.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  counter-recruiting  Truth_in_Recruiting 
27 days ago
200 Protest Suspensions of Anti-Israel Students at Northeastern – Forward.com
More than 200 protesters rallied at Northeastern University opposing the school’s recent suspension of the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.

The protest was organized by a coalition of more than 29 organizations including Jewish Voice for Peace Boston and many of its local student chapters as well as feminist, peace and social justice organizations.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Palestine 
27 days ago
Seven arrested in protest against Iowa Air Guard drones
Anti-war protesters likened their efforts against the U.S. military's use of drone warfare to St. Patrick, the missionary to Ireland, who legend has it purged that country of snakes in the fifth century.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
29 days ago
Just on the Mpls/st paul peace bridge 3/19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm 11th anniversary U.S. war on Iraq - Democratic Underground
Members of Veterans for Peace are joining with the weekly bridge vigil sponsors, End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, to urge participation in the March 19 vigil to mark eleven years since the start of the war.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  Iraq 
29 days ago
St. Patrick’s Peace Parade Grows in Support as Veterans for Peace, LGBT Groups Remain Excluded from Main Event | Open Media Boston
Veterans for Peace (VFP) was originally excluded from the parade several years ago after its application was rejected by the AWVC, but the group has since organized the alternative peace parade, which begins shortly after the main parade, and is inclusive of LGBT groups and a number of peace, religious, labor, environmental, political, and social and economic-justice groups.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
29 days ago
Protesters arrested outside Iowa Air Guard base | Local News - KCCI Home
The Des Moines Veterans for Peace and the Des Moines Catholic Workers say the seven people arrested Monday outside the Iowa Air National Guard base face a simple misdemeanor of criminal trespass.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
29 days ago
St. Patrick Would Not Have Approved Of Drones | Blog for Iowa
“What we’re doing today is not a last gasp of defeat, but is a part of a continuing effort,” said Ed Flaherty, president of the Iowa City chapter of Veterans for Peace. “I don’t know how we stop this in Des Moines or in the country, but we have to use our creative minds to think how we do it.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
4 weeks ago
John McCain Is Our Ayatollah | Politics
It also ratchets up a condition of belligerence and reminds me of the slogan from Veterans For Peace that always resonates with me at times like this:”Wars are easy to start and very difficult to stop.” As we know, that was true in Vietnam, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. None of those adventures ended well or in our favor. All that this kind of easy militarization of an international problem does is, one, appease hyperventilating militarists and, two, slow the demonized enemy down.
Veterans_For_Peace  militarism 
4 weeks ago
Eagan: Parade of sponsors run from toxic event | Boston Herald
Every major company that St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers touted on their website as a “proud supporter” of today’s parade is a supporter no more.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
It was too easy to ignore the lessons of Vietnam | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld (“You go to war with the Army you have”) and the rest of them — did they even think about what was going to happen to the troops they were sending over there again and again?

Did they really think — or care? Because if they did, they wouldn’t have sent those troops. Not to a war that didn’t have to be waged.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  militarism 
4 weeks ago
Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade marchers hopeful for a unified event next year - Metro - The Boston Globe
The Peace Parade marchers have walked for four years, Scanlon said. Though the crowd thinned significantly in between the two events, he said the participants heard cheers and clapping along the route.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
Des Moines rally protests use of military drones : News : HeartlandConnection.com
Protesters have gathered at the Iowa Air National Guard Base in Des Moines to decry the use of drones in war.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
4 weeks ago
Carlos Arredondo serves as grand marshal for Boston Peace Parade
The Peace Parade followed one mile behind and along the same route as the St. Patrick's Day parade.

It was organized by Veterans for Peace.

The Peace Parade allows anyone to march, including gay groups.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
Protestors Rally Against Drone Warfare - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
"The drone situation has gotten completely out of hand and there are too many thousands of innocent people getting killed by them," said Gilbert Landolt, President of the Des Moines Chapter of Veterans for Peace.

About a hundred protestors from across the country gathered outside the Iowa Air National Guard Base this morning.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
4 weeks ago
Protesters rally against drone warfare at Iowa National Guard base | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com
Midwest Veterans for Peace members and Catholic Workers gathered at the Iowa Air National Guard Base in Des Moines, 3100 McKinley Ave., to participate in the rally. By about 9:45 a.m., a group of protesters had already formed at the base.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
4 weeks ago
Capitol Digest: Drone protests, radon and drinking
Protesters gathered at the Iowa Air National Guard Base in Des Moines to decry the use of drones in war.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  drones 
4 weeks ago
BPR: Marathon Investigation Lags, Jared Bowen Arts, Veterans For Peace, Emily Rooney, News Quiz | WGBH News
Tina Chery and Pat Scanlon talked about the St. Patrick's parade in Southie. Pat Scanlon runs the group Veterans for Peace, which stages a separate parade along the St. Patrick's parade route. Tina Chery is the founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and will march in Scanlon's parade.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
Boston Pride to March in the St. Patrick's Peace Parade - The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News : The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News
To protest this discrimination, Boston Pride is delighted to announce its participation in and sponsorship of the Peace Parade organized by Veterans for Peace, to be held this Sunday, right after the South Boston Parade.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
Mayor Walsh & Rep. Steven Lynch Officially Invited to Walk in the St. Patrick’s Peace Parade - The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News : The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News
Organizers of the Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade announced today Mayor Marty Walsh and Representative Steven Lynch have been cordially invited to walk in the only parade on the streets of Boston on March 16 that is open, welcoming and inclusive of all groups whether they are veterans or non-veterans, gay or straight, black or white.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
4 weeks ago
US Constitution to March in the Boston Saint Patrick Peace Parade Sunday March 16th - Houston Chronicle
The Constitution Restoration Cooperative Association (CRCA) will have a float and marchers Sunday March 16th in the Boston Saint Patrick Peace Parade. According to Joe LaBonte the Pres./CEO of the CRCA," we wish to celebrate peace, the foundational principle of the US Constitution that is embodied in the "Peace Parade" principle of inclusion of all Americans."
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
5 weeks ago
12 March: Wandsworth - Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace speaks about Pvt Chelsea Manning - UK Indymedia
The Cost of Exposing the Truth: The Case of Pvt Manning

with speaker Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace UK.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  Manning 
5 weeks ago
Join Sam's Ride for Peace | War Is A Crime .org
The purpose of the ride is “to ask our leaders to stop wars” says Mr. Winstead, whose grandson has relayed his first-hand experiences of a war in Iraq, causing countless lives lost, that put America many trillion dollars in debt while destroying a beautiful country and priceless artifacts of the World’s oldest civilization.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  culture_of_peace 
5 weeks ago
Focus on peace at Albany International Women's Day rally - Times Union
Kelly addressed a diverse gathering in the park — including Veterans for Peace, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Grannies for Peace, Citizens Action Committee and others — that was billed as an International Women's Day Rally.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  International_Women's_Day  culture_of_peace 
5 weeks ago
Veterans For Peace Respond to Attack by Egyptian Police on Medea Benjamin
Veterans For Peace are appalled that Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, a U.S. citizen, and member of Veterans For Peace has been brutally attacked and injured by Egyptian police as she entered Egypt to join an international women's peace delegation to Gaza.
Veterans_For_Peace  Medea_Benjamin 
5 weeks ago
A guide to the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade controversy | masslive.com
Veterans For Peace, an anti-war group made up of combat veterans has repeatedly been blocked from marching in the parade, too.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
5 weeks ago
"Military Recruiting On Our Local High School Campuses - Why?" The Santa Barbara Independent
What should be the military recruitment policy in the local area high schools? This will be the concern of a forum/panel discussion, supported by Santa Barbara's Veterans for Peace, the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting and the SBHS Social Justice Club.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Truth_in_Recruiting 
5 weeks ago
Statewide gay rights group meets with Mayor Walsh, St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers - Metro - The Boston Globe
In recent years, an alternative parade has followed the traditional marchers. The second parade is spearheaded by the organization Veterans for Peace and has included gay groups.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
5 weeks ago
Five Anti-Drone Protesters Arrested at Beale Air Force Base
Officials at Beale Air Force Base confirm that five anti-drone protesters with the group Veterans for Peace were arrested today for trespassing.

The five were part of an Ash Wednesday service at the gates of the base east of Yuba City, site of the surveillance drone Global Hawk.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  drones 
5 weeks ago
Sacramento Veterans for Peace Anti-Drone Demonstration
Members of the Sacramento group Veterans for Peace demonstrated quietly outside the federal courthouse in downtown Sacramento this morning ahead of an arraignment hearing for Shirley Osgood of Nevada County. She is being charged with trespassing onto Beale AFB property during an anti-drone protest.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  drones 
5 weeks ago
After Hours | Tears of a Clown - freenewspos.com
After the show, there was a forum featuring Veterans for Peace and Brooklyn for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  culture_of_peace 
6 weeks ago
Tucson solidarity with Venezuelan Revolution | Opinion - Liberal
On the evening of Feb. 27, a group of activists gathered outside Tucson City Hall to protest U.S. interference in Venezuela and declare solidarity with the revolutionary Bolivarian government.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_AZ  Venezuela 
6 weeks ago
Mayor Walsh Should Honor St. Patrick by Marching with Veterans for Peace - On Liberty blog - Boston.com
To make matters worse, the War Veterans Council still won't open the annual celebration to another group of Veterans--the Veterans for Peace. Apparently, the fact that the Veterans for Peace also fought for their country doesn't mean anything to the War Veterans Council.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
6 weeks ago
Marathon hero named Grand Marshal of other parade - SFGate
The man in the cowboy hat captured in a famous photo pushing a victim away from scene of the Boston Marathon bombing was named Grand Marshal of the city's alternate St. Patrick's Day parade on Monday.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
6 weeks ago
Eagan: It’s time to scrap Southie’s St. Patrick’s parade | Boston Herald
But it’s not just gays who failed to pass parade muster. The Veterans for Peace are barred too.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
6 weeks ago
Military Recruiting On Our Local High School Campuses The Santa Barbara Independent
What should be the military recruitment policy in the local area high schools? This will be the concern of a forum and panel discussion on Saturday, March 15, in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library beginning at 2:30 p.m. Santa Barbara’s Veterans for Peace, the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting and the Santa Barbara High School Social Justice Club are sponsoring the forum.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Truth_in_Recruiting 
6 weeks ago
38 Organizations Urge Congress to Support Diplomacy, Uphold Iran Deal
Washington, DC - Thirty-eight national organizations, including NIAC, FCNL, Win Without War, and J Street, have sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging that Congress uphold the preliminary nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran and support negotiations towards a final deal that prevents an Iranian nuclear weapon and averts an unnecessary war.
Veterans_For_Peace  Iran 
6 weeks ago
For a way forward, look to the march that trails behind - Letters - The Boston Globe
A second consideration is that the Peace Parade consists of a possibly even larger contingent of Veterans for Peace and friends of that group, of whom I am one. Veterans for Peace have asked all along to be included. Many are combat veterans and know firsthand why glorifying war, as the primary parade does, is a bad idea.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Parade 
6 weeks ago
The Pentagon’s Vision of Covert and Endless War » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Brian J. Trautman is a military veteran and an instructor of peace studies at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. He is also a peace activist involved with a number of groups, including Veterans for Peace and Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_PA  military_budget 
6 weeks ago
Scrapbook honors, scholarships available, reunions : Wsj
Madison Veterans for Peace will award a $1,200 scholarship to a Madison public high school senior planning to enroll this fall at Madison Area Technical College.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_WI  scholarship 
6 weeks ago
38 Organizations Write to Congress on Iran | War Is A Crime .org
The negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 are an essential opportunity for the United States and its negotiating partners to secure an agreement that prevents an Iranian nuclear weapon and averts a war. We are hopeful that Congress and the Administration will work together to ensure diplomacy can succeed so that these important national security goals can be achieved.
Veterans_For_Peace  Iran 
6 weeks ago
February 28: Letters To the Editor | Boston Herald
n its recent coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day parade controversy, the Herald has failed to report on Veterans for Peace (“Walsh wants inclusion,” Feb. 27). Parade organizers have banned the group for years, as Herald columnist Margery Eagan and others have written about in the past.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Parade  St_Patrick_Parade 
6 weeks ago
Non-proliferation treaty should be implemented | Black Mountain News | blackmountainnews.com
These are hard times for peace workers. Thanks to Veterans For Peace member Gregory Boertje-Obed and his courageous and noble colleagues, Sr. Megan Rice, SHCJ and Michael Walli, members of Transform Now Plowshares, for their extraordinary actions to expose the ongoing activity of the U.S. government at the Y-12 nuclear processing facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_TN  nuclear_weapons  civil_disobedience 
6 weeks ago
Standing Up to Militarism | Alternative
The three imprisoned Plowshares members are Greg Boertje-Obed, a widely respected long-term resident of the Loaves and Fishes Catholic Worker community in Duluth, Minnesota (and a member of Veterans for Peace Chapter 80); Michael Walli; and a gentle, elderly Roman Catholic nun, sister Megan Rice (who, because of the sensitivity of U.S. District Court Judge Amul R. Thapar, will “only” be in prison for the next three years).
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6 weeks ago
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