Hancock Defendants Face Hostile Jury; Prosecution Rests after 1 Witness | War Is A Crime .org
Four concerned citizens are on trial before Judge Joseph Zavaglia in the DeWitt Town Court for their action at...
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yesterday
Israeli gov’t targets dissident IDF veterans | Workers World
The globalization of the veterans’ movement for peace and justice is in its early stages, but it is ready to give solidarity and other assistance to Israeli veterans who struggle for these same things.

Kramer, a veteran of the IDF, is currently chapter president of Veterans For Peace/Chapter 021.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NJ  Israel 
2 days ago
San Diego Museum Rejects Golden Rule's Request to Dock, Cites Ketch's 'Political Agenda' | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County
What began as a debate between Veterans for Peace and the museum for available docking space has evolved into a battle over the Golden Rule’s historical significance.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden_Rule 
5 days ago
Scrapbook June 22 : Wsj
Madison Veterans for Peace has awarded a $1,200 peace scholarship to Jose Hernandez of Madison West High School. He will attend Madison Area Technical College this fall. Hernandez submitted a winning essay and spoke at the Memorial Day peace rally at James Madison Park.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  scholarship 
6 days ago
Quaker film questions militarisation of education | Ekklesia
Ben Griffin, founder of Veterans for Peace UK says that the military is selling this idea of the military ethos in order to gain access to schools. He says ‘military ethos’ is actually about instilling obedience without question, developing a gang mentality and removing the innate psychological barrier to killing.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  Truth_in_Recruiting 
6 days ago
Pave Paradise, put up a naval base - The Ecologist
Over the years they have attracted peace activists from the mainland and internationals, including members of the Catholic Workers, Veterans for Peace, Amnesty International, and prominent figures like Gloria Steinem, Oliver Stone and Korean-American activist Christine Ahn.
Veterans_For_Peace  Jeju_Island 
6 days ago
Historic Peace Ship Is Re-Launched » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
June 20th marked the launch ceremony of the rebuilt sailing ketch, the Golden Rule, after four years of hard work by a restoration team led by Veterans for Peace. As we shall see, the Golden Rule is no ordinary sailboat.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden_Rule 
6 days ago
Calling All 16-Year-Old Recruits: Get Your Battlefield Casualties Action Man - P.T.S.D., Paralyzed and Dead - Now! | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Ahead of Britain's Armed Forces Day this weekend, Veterans For Peace U.K. are releasing several short, dark, mordant films as part of their campaign against enlisting 16-year-olds into the armed forces.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  counter-recruiting  Truth_in_Recruiting 
6 days ago
Restored Anti-Nuke Sailboat Launches Again on a Peace Mission
Word of Zerlang's research spread to local members of Veterans For Peace, a global organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the true costs of war. Jim Sorter, a 1960s Vietnam veteran, showed up when the boat was “still wet from the bay.” He was as smitten as Zerlang and envisioned what the ketch might accomplish.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden_Rule 
6 days ago
Helen Caldicott: Fukushima's Ongoing Impact - YouTube
I added a video to a playlist Helen Caldicott: Fukushima's Ongoing Impact
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7 days ago
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Preserving the Future - YouTube
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from twitter
7 days ago
Log In - The New York Times
"A Defense Department study in 2013, the first of its kind, found that drone pilots had experienced mental health...
from twitter
8 days ago
War veterans call for rethink on recruitment of 16-year-olds | UK news | The Guardian
The organisation Veterans For Peace (VFP) is demanding change, but the MoD says it depends on 16-year-olds for a quarter of the intake needed to sustain UK forces.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  Truth_in_Recruiting 
9 days ago
Saturday still peace day for local group
Chisholm, 81, of Chippewa Falls and her husband Tom, a veteran, were members of the Veterans for Peace chapter in the Twin Cities. Strictly speaking, their group of people here isn’t an official chapter, but they share the same vision.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  culture_of_peace 
9 days ago
Global peace activist speaks
The Humboldt Friends Meeting, the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project are sponsoring this gathering.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Nonviolence 
9 days ago
Veterans For Peace Stands with the People of Charleston :: Veterans for Peace
"Veterans For Peace is appalled by the racist killing of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal...
from twitter
9 days ago
US Veterans Urge Drone Operators to Refuse Orders to Fly Surveillance and Attack Missions | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Also signing are former U.S. Army Captain and CIA official Ray McGovern; former U.S. Navy Lt. Barry Ladendorf, president of Veterans for Peace;
Veterans_For_Peace  drones 
13 days ago
6 Facts You Didn't Know About Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace includes military veterans in some 140 chapters worldwide. Among its goals are educating the public about the costs of war, advocating the end of the arms race, striving to dismantle the war economy, attempting to restrain national intervention in the internal affairs of other nations, and providing services that help veterans as well as the victims of war,
Veterans_For_Peace 
13 days ago
M.e.g.a.c.i.p.h. - Music
RT : is my latest album available exclusively at 100% proceeds go to ...
CIVILiAM  US  from twitter
14 days ago
Group urges drone operators to refuse orders to fly
"I have traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Gaza to do talk to victims of US and Israeli drones," said...
from twitter
14 days ago
Veterans Call For Diplomacy in Iraq, Not More U.S. Bases and Troops :: Veterans for Peace
The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq set into motion a decade of violent resistance. Violence has become the norm as...
from twitter
15 days ago
Veterans for Peace chief McPhearson to speak in 3 NH communities | New Hampshire
Michael T. McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace and co-chair of the St. Louis-based Don’t Shoot Coalition, will visit New Hampshire this week to speak about the connections between peace at home and peace abroad.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NH 
15 days ago
Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228 - YouTube
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16 days ago
If U.S. Bombed Iran What Would Actually Happen? - YouTube
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16 days ago
CrossTalk: Can Washington say ‘Yes’ to peace with Iran? - YouTube
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16 days ago
If Paychecks Could Talk - YouTube
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16 days ago
Pentagon Prize Time: Top 10 Federal Contractors
In fiscal year 2014, the United States government paid out an astounding $444 billion in federal contracts. That’s...
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16 days ago
US to send hundreds of extra troops to train Iraqi army - YouTube
US to send more troops to Iraq to help train government forces in their fight against ISIL. Up to 450 military...
from twitter
19 days ago
Untitled (http://org.salsalabs.com/o/826/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=334)
The VFP National Convention is just around the corner, happening Aug 5th-9th in San Diego, CA this year! We are...
from twitter
20 days ago
Anti-tar sands march draws 5,000 to protest extraction projects | Southwest Journal
“All these wars that we fight are all about oil aren't they? And so the militarization,” Logsdon said. “The military is the greatest polluter in the world, we need to stop this in every way we can."
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  tar_sands 
22 days ago
Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering' - LA Times
Though suicide has become a major issue for the military over the last decade, most research by the Pentagon and...
from twitter
23 days ago
Drone strikes equal collateral massacre
Members of Veterans for Peace (VFP), Code Pink and other anti-war groups recently went to Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada to protest America’s use of drones. They temporarily closed the base and 38 protestors were arrested, including retired Humboldt State University biology professor Richard Gilchrist.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  drones 
23 days ago
Commissioners again wrestle with NW 8th Ave. plans | Gainesville.com
Passing headlights illuminate tombstones along the Memorial Mile on Northwest Eighth Avenue in Gainesville in this May 24, 2014 file photo. The current design for road work would wipe out the grass strip where this memorial is erected each year.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  Memorial_Day 
23 days ago
Israeli Gov’t Protests as Israeli Vets Speak about Their Experience as Occupiers - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
The role of Breaking the Silence in Israel is in some ways similar to veterans’ organizations in the U.S. over the years, which have revealed misdeeds and abuse conducted by the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other U.S. overseas engagements before. Examples in the U.S. include Veterans for Peace, founded in 1985, and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
Veterans_For_Peace  Israel 
26 days ago
PressTV-‘US war, terrorism in Iraq alike’
Press TV has conducted an interview with Leah Bolger, with the Veterans for Peace from Oregon, for her insights into the killings of dozens of people in northern Iraq during a US airstrike under the pretext of hitting ISIL hideouts there.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  civilian_deaths 
26 days ago
A former POW on the impacts of torture on mind, body and soul of a country. - Monterey County Weekly: Forum
Dr. Phillip Butler, CDR, USN (ret.) is a former Navy pilot. He is co-founder of VFP chapter 46 and former national chair of Veterans For Peace
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  torture 
26 days ago
The CIA’s forgotten whistleblower: Meet the man who exposed America’s torture policy in Vietnam - Salon.com
Determined to shine a light on what he called “the truth held prisoner,” Russo blew the whistle on American...
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26 days ago
New Mast Raised for Historic Golden Rule Vessel | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County
However, the raising also symbolized the final stage of a restoration project four years in the making which began as a separate venture and is now financed by Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Golden_Rule 
27 days ago
Beyond the Drone Debate: Should US Military and CIA Be Judge, Jury and Executioner?
In late April, it was revealed that during a January drone strike in Pakistan, the United States accidentally...
from twitter
28 days ago
Article: Fighting to Save Okinawan Nature and Culture | OpEdNews
On Sunday I joined several members of Veterans for Peace (VFP) to deliver a letter to officials from the Okinawan government that was addressed directly to Gov. Onaga. The letter gave strong support to the island people in their long struggle to rid their homeland of US military bases.
Veterans_For_Peace  Okinawa 
29 days ago
Pave Paradise, Put Up a Naval Base: South Korean Activists' Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island | Medea Benjamin
Over the years they have attracted peace activists from the mainland and internationals, including members of the Catholic Workers, Veterans for Peace, Amnesty International, and prominent figures like Gloria Steinem, Oliver Stone and Korean-American activist Christine Ahn.
Veterans_For_Peace  Jeju_Island 
4 weeks ago
Thoughts on world of drones - Times Union
I was one of 34 men and women who tried to keep drone pilots from entering the site in Indian Springs, Nev.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  drones 
4 weeks ago
Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America's Drone War
"A TOP-SECRET U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling U.S. military base...
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging...
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Veterans for Peace oppose Gulf of Alaska military exercises | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper
Following the Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 25, the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace met and adopted the statement below regarding the naval training exercises scheduled for June 16-26 in the Gulf of Alaska:
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_AK  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Area Memorial Day events and closings : Wsj
A Peace Rally program will begin at 12:45 p.m. at James Madison Park, 614 E. Gorham St. The program, hosted by Veterans for Peace-Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, will include speakers, music, scholarship awards and poetry readings.

In addition, the group will sponsor a “Memorial Mile” display of more than 6,675 simulated grave markers to acknowledge U.S. deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The display will be located along Atwood Avenue, east of Olbrich Gardens, through May 30.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_WI  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Veterans call for peace on Memorial Day - Metro - The Boston Globe
The flower ceremony was the emotional high point of a Memorial Day tribute organized by the Boston chapter of Veterans for Peace, an international organization that promotes a nonviolent end to war.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Memorial Day events list for Monday, May 25 | News-JournalOnline.com
IRAQ/AFGHAN WAR MEMORIAL PUBLIC DISPLAY: Col. Bob Bowman Memorial Chapter of Veterans For Peace, Central Florida Veterans For Peace, VFP Chapter 136, noon-5 p.m., Bandshell behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes,
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
San Diego Veterans for Peace honor the fallen on Memorial Day - LA Times
And so every Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and sometimes days in-between, the group erects its Hometown Arlington West Memorial in honor of those killed in the nation's two most recent wars.

Some of the headstones are black - symbolizing military personnel who committed suicide.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Memorial Day Events Abound : News : The Ticker
Veterans for Peace will be hosting their own ceremony at the Open Space at noon. They plan to read the more than 260 names of Michigan service members killed during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Taps will also be played.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MI  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
For those who suffered War’s aftermath | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched a multiyear, multimillion-­dollar effort to reframe the war. Vietnam Veterans for Peace has a campaign to counter that effort, called Vietnam War Full Disclosure, “to provide the American people a more truthful accounting.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  Vietnam_Full_Disclosure 
4 weeks ago
Dave Zweifel's Madison: Vets for Peace ceremony Memorial Day all about ending war : Ct
While the Vets for Peace observance is just one of many that will take place throughout the area Memorial Day, it's a favorite of mine because it not only remembers the tens of thousands of young men and women who have died in service to their country, but it calls attention to how important it is that as a country we work for peace and end the wars that make Memorial Day necessary.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_WI  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Events set around the region to observe Memorial Day | Gainesville.com
The Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace will once again place tombstones all Northwest Eighth Avenue between 23rd and 34th Street for all military deaths in the Mideast since fighting began in Afghanistan in 2001.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored | The Herald-Sun
Veterans For Peace will present a Memorial Day commemoration at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St. in Durham. The Eisenhower Chapter of Veterans For Peace event is an evening of reflection in poetry, prose and song.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ND  Memorial_Day 
4 weeks ago
Reader's View: Include Veterans for Peace in Memorial Day parade | Duluth News Tribune
I hope the parade organizers apologize to the Veterans for Peace and invite the organization to a position of honor in all future Memorial Day parades. In the meantime, I will boycott the Memorial Day parade in West Duluth.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  Memorial_Day  Parade 
4 weeks ago
Veterans For Peace Memorial Day Parade, Monona Wisconsin - YouTube
Memorial day thoughts...
When people say, “Thank you for your service” we reply with the VFP statement of...
from twitter
5 weeks ago
We Should Think About How to End the Scourge of War and Killing - The Root
My first piece on the Root. I will publish my original longer version later tonight that talks a bit about a...
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Home :: Veterans for Peace
doesn't matter if you're a combat vet. Military lies & propaganda impact us all. Message casey@
from twitter
5 weeks ago
United Nations: Political Peace Conference Needed! | CODEPINK
RT : For Int'l Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, call on the UN to help peace & reconciliation in !
WomenXDMZ  Korea  from twitter
5 weeks ago
Women’s Peace Walk Across the Korean DMZ Impeded | CODEPINK
International, Northern and Southern Korean women activists who plan to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone said...
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Free Robert Weilbacher! | Courage to Resist
Robert Weilbacher is a Conscientious Objector. He was classified as a Conscientious Objector (1-0) by the...
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Reader's View: Veterans for Peace honors all who served nation | Duluth News Tribune
As a combat veteran of the war in Vietnam, I’m pleased to take part in a memorial ceremony organized by Chapter 80 of Veterans for Peace on Monday afternoon.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  Memorial_Day 
5 weeks ago
US Politicians’ Anti-War Rhetoric Shows Citizens Reject Militarism – NGO / Sputnik International
Vice President of Veterans For Peace Gerry Condon says that the recent anti-war remarks by US presidential candidates indicate the growing fatigue in the US society of the government's aggressive militarism abroad.
Veterans_For_Peace  militarization_of_police 
5 weeks ago
Memorial Day 2015: List of events, parades, activities | lehighvalleylive.com
Lehigh Valley Veterans for Peace are holding a Memorial Day Observance 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Cedar Beach Park, Hamilton and Ott streets, Allentown. The observance will feature a display of simulated grave markers bearing the names of Pennsylvanians killed while in military service in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Lehigh Valley Veterans for Peace members will be on hand throughout the day for quiet discussion with those who visit the display.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_PA  Memorial_Day  Costs_of_War 
5 weeks ago
Iraq War veteran to speak on effects of conflict - The Daily News of Newburyport: Local News
Eric Wasileski, a Quaker and an Iraq War veteran, and other members of Veterans for Peace will talk about their efforts with this walk to raise awareness of the devastating effect war has on the young people who are sent to fight.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  Costs_of_War 
5 weeks ago
Veterans Group Converges on Congress to Call for a Change in Spending Priorities and to Work for Peace | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
“With Memorial Day approaching, we believe this is a great time for our members as military veterans to engage Congress on several issues important to us,” said Michael T. McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace and an Army Gulf War veteran.
Veterans_For_Peace 
5 weeks ago
Memorial Day Awakening- 2015 | Dave Stieber
As an Army, infantry veteran of the U.S. war against the people of Viet Nam, I attended the parade in 2013 with several members of Veterans For Peace. We were expecting to see a somber memorial parade that recognized the death and destruction caused by war. Instead we saw militarized police and fire departments, military groups and military vehicles.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IL  Memorial_Day  militarization_of_police 
5 weeks ago
Memorial Day events in and around the Twin Cities - TwinCities.com
State Capitol Grounds: 9:30 a.m. Monday by Veterans for Peace at the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  Memorial_Day 
5 weeks ago
Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality | Matthew Hoh
"This past week, the White House attempted to repair the damage done by neglecting its Gulf Arab allies as Syria...
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6 weeks ago
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