SEEKING PEACE, THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON - News-Record.com: Columnists
According to Matthew, as he was arrested at Gethsemane, Jesus’ last words to his disciples were, “Put away your sword; those who use the sword will die by the sword.”

Perhaps if we heeded the counsel of the Prince of Peace, or paid attention to our basic human nature, we wouldn’t need a special season for peace; it would be the norm.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  Christmas_Truce 
9 weeks ago
ESSAY: The Christmas Truce - Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado
Upon reflection, it is incredible that crucial facts about our military adventures, such as GI resistance during the Vietnam War, are almost entirely absent from the news and history as it is taught. The topic is deemed inappropriate for young minds in our high schools and most universities, and has all but disappeared from the public consciousness. One cannot but wonder how free our free society actually is.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OH  VFP_CO  Christmas_Truce 
9 weeks ago
Meeting in Harlem says Black lives matter, from Ferguson to West Africa » Anti-racism » In the U.S. » Top » Workers World
Dr. Margaret Stevens, director of Urban Issue Institute at Essex County Community College in New Jersey and on the National Board of Veterans for Peace, said that Essex students are working on radio lessons for countries where classes are closed because of Ebola.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Ebola 
9 weeks ago
Winter Solstice Celebration a ‘night of peace and love’ | Gainesville.com
Here’s a slice of history: In 1914, German and British troops fighting in World War I crossed trenches to exchange holiday greetings and play a couple games of soccer. That story will be told along with many others Dec. 20 during the Veterans For Peace’s 28th annual Winter Solstice Celebration.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  culture_of_peace 
9 weeks ago
Veterans For Peace applauds OUTVETS entry into Saint Patrick's Day Parade - The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News : The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News
Veterans For Peace applauds the decision by the Allied War Veterans Council to allow OUTVETS, a fledging new LGBT veterans group, to walk in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  parade 
10 weeks ago
Letter: A truce to remember | Concord Monitor
On Dec. 20 at the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., a film called Joyeux Noel that commemorates that Christmas Truce will be shown. It is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Iraq Veterans Against the War, N.H. Peace Action, N.H. Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NH  Christmas_Truce 
10 weeks ago
Sunday school materials connect veterans, peace churches | Mennonite World Review
I didn’t consider myself as a peace person until I was out for a couple months,” said the Virginia chapter president of Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_VA  culture_of_peace 
10 weeks ago
War to Peace | TIME
Searcy was struck, too, by the determination of the Vietnamese to rebuild their battle-scarred nation. “I began to think that I’d like to contribute because I felt some responsibility as an American for what happened there.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_VN 
10 weeks ago
U.S. veteran leads clean-up of Vietnam War's lethal remnants
While Chuck will be the first to tell you Project ReNew is a Vietnamese program where "he works", he is also the Vice-President of the only international chapter of Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_VN 
10 weeks ago
2020 A Year Without War - Non-Profit of the Week - Santa Barbara Edhat
2020 AYWW currently has over three-dozen partner organizations, including the Princess Basma Youth Resource Center (Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development), Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children Society, Catholic Church of the Beatitudes (Santa Barbara), National Veterans Foundation, and Veterans for Peace. Two strategic goals of the organization are to have 100 peace organization partners by 2016 and to formally request partners to demand a global peace in the year 2020.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  2020  A_Year_Without_War 
10 weeks ago
Remembering The Christmas Truce of 1914 - KXCI Tucson 91.3 FM
30 Minutes features Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) president Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa and Hannis Latham, from Tucson Chapter 13 from Veterans for Peace. The two groups are collaborating to show the film Joyeux Noel which tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce which took place during World War I between the Allies and the Germans in France.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_AZ  Christmas_Truce 
10 weeks ago
Comfort Women or Sex Slaves? More Photos from Redwood City Event : Indybay
Mike Wong of Veterans for Peace spoke at the Rally outside the Nadeshiko Action event on December 13. He said that many Japanese his organization has been in touch with want peace, and are not happy with PM Shinzo Abe's right wing agenda.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Japan 
10 weeks ago
The UI Center for Human Rights celebrated the 66th anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - The Daily Iowan
Ed Flaherty, the director of Veterans for Peace Iowa Chapter 161, said Veterans for Peace is against war because it is a violation of every human right.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  Human_Rights 
10 weeks ago
Young Ferguson commissioner plans to fight protest assault charge | New Pittsburgh Courier
“Numerous activists in our movement have been followed, harassed and intimidated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police and other local police agencies,” said Michael T. McPhearson, Don’t Shoot co-chair and executive director of Veterans For Peace. “The treatment of Rasheen stands out as politically motivated in response to his leadership on the ground and as a Ferguson Commission member.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
10 weeks ago
Former SAS solider ​Ben Griffin to give Frome talk | Frome Standard
In 2011 he founded Veterans For Peace UK, an organisation of former servicemen/women who campaign against war and militarism to build a more peaceful future.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK 
10 weeks ago
“FACING AL AQABA,” A WEST BANK PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION TO OPEN HERE | Santa Monica Dispatch
Facing A Aqaba, a West Bank photo installation, will be displayed at Arlington
West, on the beach north of the Santa Monica Pier, in collaboration with the Vet-
erans for Peace, Los Angeles.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Palestine 
10 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: These boots were made for waiting - Hutchinson Leader: Opinion
William A. Collins is a former state representative and a former mayor of Norwalk, Conn., as well as a past board member of Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  Veterans_Administration 
10 weeks ago
Joining the Protests in Ferguson | www.timesrecord.com | The Times Record
I went as an ongoing delegation of Veterans For Peace members (our national office is in St. Louis) who have been joining the protests before and after the grand jury announcement. While there, I participated in numerous moving nonviolent protests led by young black men and women.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
10 weeks ago
LETTER: Drop the war paraphernalia - Opinion - The Register-Mail - Galesburg, IL
I have been to Ferguson with a group of trusted veterans as a member of the Veterans Peace Team of Veterans For Peace. All of us have gone through nonviolence training, because we know from our military and war experience how provocative violence can be. “Violence begets violence.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
Minnesotans remember attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years later - Rick Kupchella's – BringMeTheNews.com
Twin Cities storyteller and veteran Larry Johnson, along with members of Veterans for Peace, will host a “From Pearl Harbor to Peace” discussion and children’s activities at the Landmark Center in St. Paul,
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  culture_of_peace 
11 weeks ago
War not the answer
Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War, have added their opposition to more war.

Jim Wallis, writing in Sojourners, sums up his thinking with a quote from Romans 12 where Paul admonishes “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

America, we have a challenge. War is not the answer.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Iraq  Syria 
11 weeks ago
University of Florida students march against campus police militarization | Fight Back!
Students are demanding that the University Police Department opt out of the Department of Defense 1033 Program that provides assault rifles and armored vehicles to local police.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  militarism  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
Chokehold case stirs national conversation - News - recordonline.com - Middletown, NY
Tarak Kauff of New York, a member with Veterans for Peace, joins local protesters in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday, hours after a white New York police officer was not indicted in the choking death of Eric Garner.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
Ferguson Commission member charged with assault of City Hall guard : News
“Numerous activists in our movement have been followed, harassed and intimidated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police and other local police agencies,” said Michael T. McPhearson, Don’t Shoot co-chair and executive director of Veterans For Peace. “The treatment of Rasheen stands out as politically motivated in response to his leadership on the ground and as a Ferguson Commission member.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
America's Long History of Racial Rage - The Daily Beast
McPhearson, a former U.S. Army captain, had taken part in protests in Ferguson after the announcement was made that a grand jury would not put Wilson on trial for the August killing of Brown, a death that blew off the lid on the simmering racial tensions between the white-dominated police force and a majority black town that felt like it was under siege.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
Vietnam veteran from Maine explains his conversion to 'peacenik' protester - Veterans - Stripes
“Have you ever seen the ‘Hurt Locker?’” Hendrick asked recently, referring to the film about the grueling task of safely detonating unexploded bombs in Iraq, as he described his mission with the U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal team he served with in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. “That’s what I did.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME 
11 weeks ago
Peace and justice coalition renews call for police accountability, oversight | Trending News | Wisconsin Gazette - Smart, independent and revealing. News, opinion and entertainment coverage
“We will redouble our efforts to secure justice for Michael Brown and demand police and criminal justice system reforms across the board,” said Michael T. McPhearson, co-chair of the Don’t Shoot Coalition and executive director for Veterans For Peace. “We learned a long time ago that police are not held accountable for killing people and especially not black and brown people. Instead, law enforcement and the judicial system have been used most aggressively and unfairly against us.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
11 weeks ago
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event, Dec. 7 | Twin Cities Daily Planet
Twin Cities storyteller and veteran Larry Johnson, along with members of Veterans for Peace, will honor the tradition with a Remembrance Day program on the theme “From Pearl Harbor to Peace.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  Pearl  Harbor 
12 weeks ago
Vets, chorus bring tale of Christmas Truce to Juneau | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper
Three members of the veteran organization — Smith, Gene Miller and Don Birdseye — will be reading a 12-minute script about the truce during the concert’s interlude. The script was written by Washington author Aaron Shepard, who specializes in reader’s theater and children’s books. The script was available for free online.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_AK  Christmas_Truce 
12 weeks ago
Veterans for Peace viewing marks Christmas Truce centenary | Street Roots
To commemorate the famous Christmas Truce on its centennial, the Portland chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP), a national organization of veterans-turned-peace activists, will host three showings of a 2005 French film about the truce, “Joyeux Noël,” at Cinema 21 the first weekend in December.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  Christmas_Truce 
12 weeks ago
Mailbag: War is not the answer
Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War have added their opposition to more war.

Jim Wallis, writing in Sojourners, sums up his thinking with a quote from Romans 12 where Paul admonishes “Do not be overcome by evil, butovercome evil with good."

America, we have a challenge. War is NOT the answer.
Veterans_Day  VFP_NY  Iraq  Syria 
12 weeks ago
Article: Shut It Down! | OpEdNews
As I write this back at the Veterans For Peace office I am listening to St. Louis public radio which is reporting on the event. One local Fox News station posted on their web site that the mall was closed "indefinitely".

This action had to have significant impact on the shopping mall's Black Friday profits.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
Ferguson Responds to Lack of Indictment - International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine
Numerous activists groups have emerged such as Millennial Activists United, Hands Up, Black Lives Matter, and so on. They are getting crucial help from already established groups, such as the Organization for Black Struggle, Veterans for Peace, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
For Ferguson demonstrators, Thanksgiving is a moment of respite - LA Times
Members of Veterans for Peace, some who joined protests, looked beyond the Brown shooting — attending a fundraiser to help provide meals to impoverished St. Louis schoolchildren.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson 
12 weeks ago
Local Ferguson Arrest - WLOS - Asheville Top Stories - ABC
A local radio host and member of the Asheville chapter of "Veterans For Peace" was arrested in Missouri, as he protested the grand jury decision to clear a policeman, in the death of an unarmed teenager.

Russell Johnson was part of a group from the mountains that joined in a demonstration Wednesday at St. Louis City Hall.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
‘We are certainly radicals’: Vietnam veteran from Deer Isle explains his conversion to ‘peacenik’ protester — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
Hendrick is a longtime member and former president of the Maine chapter of Veterans for Peace, which claims thousands of members in more than 140 chapters around the country.

The controversial group was founded in Maine in 1985 “in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America,” according to its website.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME 
12 weeks ago
The Pentagon Is Stocking Vermont With Tools of War | Politics | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Members of a group of Vermont military veterans, Veterans for Peace, hope to persuade lawmakers to stop that from happening. They cite the MRAP as Exhibit A in their case against militarization.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_VT  militarization  of  police 
12 weeks ago
Twin Cities peace groups protest escalation of U.S. wars | Fight Back!
A statement issued by organizers says in part, "On the evening before the Thanksgiving holiday, we will say to say no to the U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria. A new chapter of U.S. war in the Middle East has been opened. Obama has announced that the U.S. will double the number of troops in Iraq, bringing the total to over 3,000."
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  syria  Iraq 
12 weeks ago
Why Ferguson protests might not have staying power - CSMonitor.com
"This is a leader-full movement – there are many leaders, but there isn't any kind of top-down leadership, or working under one group," says Casey Stinemetz, St. Louis chapter coordinator for Veterans for Peace, a nationwide association of veterans. "It really is like a coalition of different groups taking on different roles."
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
Soapbox: Forgive, accept responsibility and seek peace
Veterans For Peace will hold a Thanksgiving Eve Vigil For Peace starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Peace for Unity Church. The public is invited.

Paul Gessler of Fort Collins is with Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CO  culture_of_peace 
12 weeks ago
Ferguson Decision Spreads Mass Destruction Nationwide Despite Brown Family Plea For Peace [PHOTOS]
James Cartmill, of Veterans for Peace, holds an American flag upside down, to indicate distress, during a demonstration in Oakland, California on November 24, 2014. Reuters
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
Churches offering peaceful sanctuary in Ferguson as grand jury decision nears - Salem News: Don't Miss This
Two churches - including Greater St. Mark - along with a veterans-for-peace office and a cafe are serving as "sanctuary churches" for demonstrators. They were chosen for their proximity to known hot spots, including Ferguson, Clayton (where the prosecutor's office is) and downtown St. Louis.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
Article: One Overreach Too Far | OpEdNews
The author of this piece is Vietnam Veteran and former Naval Aviator Gene Marx. He currently serves as a member of the Veterans For Peace Membership Committee and was the past Secretary of the VFP National Board of Directors.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR 
12 weeks ago
Amid Ferguson's fire and anger, safe havens point to push for peace (+video) - CSMonitor.com
It's almost midnight, and while America is watching cars and businesses in Ferguson, Mo., burn, the converted living-room-turned-office of Veterans for Peace in neighboring Clayton is a safe haven, literally.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
12 weeks ago
xTime To Learn The Lessons Of Failed U.S. Wars « Just International
Veterans For Peace is sending a message to the White House and the Congress. We are tired of senseless wars. We want an immediate withdrawal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. We oppose further U.S. involvement in the sectarian war in Syria.
Veterans_For_Peace  Iraq  Syria  militarism 
november 2014
Greater St. Mark Family Church among those offering ‘safe place’ in Ferguson - The Washington Post
Two churches — including Greater St. Mark — along with a veterans-for-peace office and a cafe are serving as “sanctuary churches” for demonstrators.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Holiday exhibit at Roberson is “tradition” for many
Nearby, peace signs, doves and origami birds dangled from the branches of a Christmas tree sponsored by Broome County Peace Action and the Stuart Naismith chapter of Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  culture_of_peace 
november 2014
Muslim funeral service pays tribute to Peter Kassig
Locally the Syrian community has been reaching out to the Kassigs since it became known that an Indianapolis man was among those held hostage, said Charles Wiles, executive director at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, who knew Kassig personally. The two met through the group Veterans for Peace, which Kassig joined after returning from serving as an Army Ranger in Iraq.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IN  Syria  ISIL 
november 2014
The Other 6 Percent of St. Louis (+Video) - The Epoch Times
She took part in prayer vigils, trained as a de-escalator with Veterans for Peace, and marched with other activists in the Ferguson October movement.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
AFP AUDIO INTERVIEW & ARTICLE: Ferguson on the Brink | American Free Press
Dave Gahary discussed the situation in Ferguson with Michael McPherson, the executive director of Veterans for Peace and the co-chair of the Don’t Shoot Coalition, in this informative interview
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Letter: Racism is a learned injustice that can be ‘unlearned’ as well
As veterans and members of Veterans For Peace, we oppose our government’s military aggression overseas which we believe is based in large part on racism.
Veterans_For_Peace  militarism  racism 
november 2014
Whales vs. the US Navy » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
But we must also support our local chapter 56 of Veterans for Peace, who have recovered and are restoring the “Golden Rule”, the world-famous ketch that sailed out into US Navy testing grounds in 1958 and stopped atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons.
Veterans_For_Peace  Golden_Rule 
november 2014
Missouri’s Nixon Vows to Guard Protesters’ Rights in Tone Shift - Businessweek
Organizers are establishing “safe spaces” where protesters may rest or obtain supplies near places such as the Ferguson Police Department and prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s office in Clayton, McPhearson said.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
The 21st Century Meaning of the Poppy | Her Campus
A former soldier set up an organisation for veteran soldiers in 2008, known as ‘Veterans for Peace’, who this Remembrance Sunday led an alternative service, using a striking wreath of white poppies. These alternative symbols aim to represent all those killed in all wars (including civilians and foreign combatants) but the main purpose is to focus on the “true nature of warfare and to resist war and militarism through nonviolent action”.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  Armistice_Day  culture_of_peace 
november 2014
SOA Watch marks 25th year of speaking out against 'School of Assassins' | National Catholic Reporter
SOA Watch's growth was also due to significant participation by faith-based communities and Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  SOAW 
november 2014
Vets for Peace Seek To End War | KFAI
When the Armistice ending World War One was signed in 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, bells of joy rang around the world, asking everyone, everywhere to work for lasting peace. The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers is a coalition of over 60 Minnesota peace and justice organizations. One of these organizations is the Veterans for Peace group. On Veterans Day, Larry Johnson of Veterans for Peace talked with Ron Thums on the Morning Blend.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  Armistice_Day 
november 2014
Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
The growing risks of great power war and use of nuclear weapons make the abolition of nuclear weapons all the more imperative.
signed by Veterans For Peace
Veterans_For_Peace  nuclear_weapons 
november 2014
Learning to stand firm ahead of the Ferguson grand jury decision | National Catholic Reporter
Most of us in St. Louis worry about how the community will respond to the grand jury's decision on the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson*. Some of the members of Ferguson's Don't Shoot Coalition have begun offering lessons in nonviolent direct action to the community. Staff from the Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Veterans for Peace, and Jobs with Justice in particular have provided training in marching and keeping vigil.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Ferguson Protesters Prepare to Remain Peaceful Following Grand Jury Announcement by Kenya Vaughn
“If you feel like the police needs to know when to get ready, don’t you think the community needs to know when to get ready,” said Michael McPhearson, Don’t Shoot Coalition co-chair and executive director of Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
A Tense Mood In Ferguson As Community Awaits Indictment Decision | KWIT
He says they've amassed a broad coalition of more than 40 groups, including the New Black Panther Party, the St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace and Veterans for Peace. And the longer they wait, the more they train to keep any protest peaceful.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Jesuit threatened for human rights work to speak at SOA Watch vigil | National Catholic Reporter
Fort Benning's Maj. Gen. Scott Miller agreed to let the demonstration go on this year as usual after authorities were deluged by petitions and letters signed by nearly 7,000 people, 12 members of Congress and Argentine Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, as well as representatives from 75 human rights, peace and religious groups, including Pax Christi and Veterans for Peace, according to Hendrik Voss, national organizer for SOA Watch.
Veterans_For_Peace  SOAW 
november 2014
Missouri governor activates National Guard, declares state of emergency - LA Times
“Law enforcement has been hyping everything — buying all this equipment, assuming there’s going to be all this violence — but most of the past 90 days have been nonviolent. Most of the time there has been an escalation of violence, that has come from police overreaction,” said Michael McPhearson, interim executive director of Veterans for Peace, one of the groups organizing protests
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Time To Learn The Lessons Of Failed U.S. Wars By Gerry Condon
Veterans For Peace is sending a message to the White House and the Congress. We are tired of senseless wars. We want an immediate withdrawal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. We oppose further U.S. involvement in the sectarian war in Syria.
Veterans_For_Peace  Iraq  Syria  militarism 
november 2014
Protesters prepare for the worst in Ferguson : News
“The purpose of these actions is not to de-escalate people’s anger and frustration, but to channel it and raise tensions that are just below the surface when it comes to police issues and race issues,” explained Michael McPhearson, co-chairman of the Don’t Shoot Coalition and executive director of Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Veterans For Peace Give Out 2,300th Sleeping Bag Set in Downtown San Diego
Veteran members, associate members, and friends and supporters of the San Diego Veterans For Peace, Chapter #91 are proud to announce that in October 2014 the 2300th sleeping bag set was given out to the homeless in downtown San Diego
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  Homeless_veterans 
november 2014
Following the path of peace - Spotlightnews.com - Spotlight Newspapers, Local, News, Weather, Sports, Election Coverage, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Troy, Capital District, Capital Region, Capitol, NY
Delmar activist Maud Easter was recently given the Winter Soldier Award from the local chapter of Veterans for Peace.

Delmar activist Maud Easter was recently given the Winter Soldier Award from the local chapter of Veterans for Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  culture_of_peace 
november 2014
Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists drill protest tactics | Reuters
In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
november 2014
Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life | Matthew Hoh
This year I read Suicide in the Trenches at our small Veterans for Peace Swords to Plowshares Memorial bell ringing service at the North Carolina State Capitol on Veterans Day
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  Armistice_Day  culture_of_peace 
november 2014
Churches offer safe spaces, clergy train in ‘de-escalation’ - St. Louis American: Local News
“If you feel like the police need to know when to get ready, don’t you think the community needs to know when to get ready?” said Michael McPhearson, Don’t Shoot Coalition co-chair and executive director of Veterans For Peace.
Veterans_For_Peace  Ferguson  police_violence 
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