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...
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3 hours ago
Free Robert Weilbacher! | Courage to Resist
Robert Weilbacher is a Conscientious Objector. He was classified as a Conscientious Objector (1-0) by the...
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3 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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 
7 hours 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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Don't thank me on Memorial Day | SocialistWorker.org
Veterans For Peace co-founder Doug Rawlings explains why he opposes U.S. wars--and doesn't want to be acknowledged for his "service" in the holiday celebrations.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME  Vietnam_Full_Disclosure 
3 days ago
PressTV-'US drones kill indiscriminately’
Press TV has done an interview with Leah Bolger, with Veterans for Peace, in Oregon, to get her takes on drone strikes carried out by the US military in Muslim countries.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  drones 
3 days ago
The complex truth behind the fall of Saigon | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
Michael Peterson of Eugene, author of “The Combined Action Platoons: The U.S. Marines’ Other War in Vietnam” (Praeger Press, 1989), is active in Veterans For Peace and Truth In Recruiting, a program of the Community Alliance of Lane County.
Veterans_For_Peace  Vietnam 
3 days ago
Tsarnaev case far from finish line – Metro
“We’ve been out here since the beginning trying to put the perspective of war and peace into this matter,” said Veterans For Peace activist Al Johnson. “I don’t want to see anyone get the death penalty, innocent or guilty.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  death_penalty 
3 days ago
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Veterans for peace member Joe Kebartas was outside courthouse with his sign as Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was awaiting sentencing. He was given the death penalty.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  death_penalty 
3 days ago
Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death | Inquirer News
A group from “Veterans for Peace” picket outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse as inside jury deliberations continue in the penalty phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Friday, May 15, 2015. AP
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  death_penalty 
3 days ago
CYCLE FOR PEACE: Activist to ‘spin wheels,’ spread message | The Herald-Sun
Sam Winstead, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, started cycling from Raleigh to Washington, D.C. every year after hearing concerns from his grandson, who was deployed in Iraq.

He is now in the fifth year of his annual ride. St. Rain rode the first leg of his trip with him. Winstead and the other riders plan to arrive in D.C. Saturday — the day before St. Rain is scheduled to leave on her trip
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  culture_of_peace 
3 days ago
International Conscientious Objection Day 2015 | War Resisters' International
Today, May 15th, is a global holiday: Conscientious Objection Day. Part of building a culture of peace is marking...
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7 days ago
Pope Francis: Powerful People Don’t Want Peace Because They Profit from War | Free Speech TV
“Why do many powerful people not want peace?”

“Because they live off war — the arms industry,”The Pope said....
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7 days ago
'Mass Incarceration and Militarization of the Police' set for Tuesday
The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the E. Jean Schwab Auditorium at the Coralville Public Library, is sponsored by PEACE Iowa, Iowa Veterans for Peace, Iowa City Friends Meeting, West Branch Friends Meeting and West Branch Friends Church.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IA  mass_incarceration 
10 days ago
Tasnim News Agency - Western Activists Aboard Iran's Yemen-Bound Aid Ship Call for End to Saudi War
We are a group pf humanitarian aid workers, medical technicians and peace activists form the US, Europe and Germany. We are from Code Pink Women for Peace, International Action Center, United National Anti-War Committee, and US Veterans for Peace.

Why are we out at sea on the other side of the world? We part of humanitarian mission being carried out by the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We are attempting to bring medical supplies, flour, and water to the people of Yemen.
Veterans_For_Peace  Iran  Yemen  culture_of_peace 
10 days ago
Untitled (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/education-not-militarization)
Yesterday an anonymous donor contributed $10K to the 'Education Not Militarization' campaign, a project of...
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10 days ago
Trade Wars: Monsanto’s Return to Vietnam » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
This past week, as activists gathered in Washington, D.C. for the conference on “Vietnam: the Power of Protest,” in Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City, a delegation led by Veterans for Peace (VFP) Chapter 160 was quietly wrapping up a two week tour.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Vietnam  2015_VNTour  Vietnam  Full_Disclosure_Campaign  Agent_Orange 
14 days ago
Remembering the Lessons of Vietnam Means Rejecting the Pentagon’s Revisionist History - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
Weiner suggests that rather than celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of the war or the 40th anniversary of the end of the war by thanking Vietnam veterans, an apology is in order. He writes that the Pentagon might do better by saying to Vietnam veterans, “We’re sorry you were sent to fight in an unjust and futile war; we’re sorry you were lied to; we’re sorry you lost comrades, and years of your own lives, and that you suffered the aftereffects for many more years; we’re sorry the VA has done such a terrible job of taking care of you. On the other hand, we might say ‘thank you’ to the people who worked to end the war—and ask them to tell us about their experiences.”
Veterans_For_Peace  Full_Disclosure_Campaign  Vietnam 
14 days ago
Casualties of endless war?
Critics blame errant U.S. foreign policies for the conditions that gave birth to Al-Qaida and ISIL—with their own peculiar brand of mayhem.

“This is because of our meddling in the Middle East,” Barry Ladendorf of Veterans for Peace told The Final Call.
Veterans_For_Peace  ISIS  ISIL 
14 days ago
Veterans for Peace, Alternative Memorial Day Celebration | The Regulator Bookshop
As an alternative to the usual “glorification and glamorization” of war often accompanying parades and other Memorial Day celebrations, the Eisenhower Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) will offer an evening of reflection in poetry, prose, and song.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NC  culture_of_peace  militarism 
14 days ago
Counter Recruitment in Belfast » Veterans For Peace UK
Kieran Devlin served with the British Army in Iraq (Gulf War) and N Ireland, he is active with VFP Belfast
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Ireland  counter-recruiting 
14 days ago
The Barnstable Patriot - Village Notes 5-1-15
All entries were judged by the Guyer Barn Poets of Cape Cod, teacher volunteers and Veterans for Peace members. Jenny will read her poem at a public gathering at South Congregational Church, 565 Main Street, Centerville, tomorrow (May 2) at 10 a.m.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  poetry_contest  cult 
14 days ago
40 Years After End of Vietnam War, Let's Not Forget Who Helped Stop It and the Vietnamese Who Still Suffer | Azadeh Shahshahani
Merle Ratner is the co-coordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign, a project of Veterans For Peace. Azadeh Shahshahani is a human rights attorney based in Atlanta and President of the National Lawyers Guild.
Veterans_For_Peace  Vietnam_Full_Disclosure  Agent_Orange 
14 days ago
Anti-death penalty advocates maintain presence outside Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial | masslive.com
Robert Morris, a South Boston resident, joined four members of the Veterans for Peace group, who came out to protest the death penalty. "I feel that in this case both the victims and perpetrator are children of God, and I don't believe we have a right to take anyone's life," Morris said.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MA  death_penalty 
14 days ago
Veterans for Peace: Withdraw Maryland National Guard from Baltimore | Opinion | Wisconsin Gazette - Smart, independent and revealing. News, opinion and entertainment coverage
Veterans For Peace stands with the family and the people of Baltimore in their call for peace and non-violent change. As veterans who know war and the horror it brings, we know that violence only serves to cause more violence.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MD  militarization_of_police 
14 days ago
Veterans For Peace Chicago Billboard Campaign | Countering the Militarisation of Youth
Domination and violence, and consequently the military, have no place in the lives of children and youth. Our schools should be the bastion for education, not militarization.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IL  counter-recruiting  militarism 
14 days ago
ABQ protesters march in solidarity with Baltimore | Albuquerque Journal News
Charles Powell, the president of Veterans for Peace in Albuquerque, said he wishes he could stop protesting but he has yet to see the change he desires.

“There are things that have happened along the way here in Albuquerque that have been encouraging, but there’s still so much to be done,” said Powell.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NM  militarization_of_police 
14 days ago
Rally Remains Peaceful as Protesters Stand in Solidarity with Baltimore | FOX40
Veterans for Peace has put this fight for justice on its national agenda.

“There have been so many incidences all over the country, you have to realize that there really has been all this racism, that’s been hidden,” said group member and protester Barry Binks.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  militarization_of_police 
14 days ago
Morning Star :: Timely antidote to pro-war propaganda
Unusually for a peace activist, Gee spends time looking at the role of popular culture, quoting cultural theorists like Guy Debord, Levi-Strauss and Slavoj Zizek.

He has a particular interest in Hollywood and how films with “violent romance quests” at their heart encourage audiences to form a positive view of the military and regenerative violence.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_UK  culture_of_peace  militarism 
14 days ago
American war veterans return to Vietnam to confront past, find sun and solace on 'China Beach' | Fox News
Palazzo, a former Marine who served in Danang, returned to Vietnam in 2001 before co-founding the Vietnam chapter of Veterans For Peace, a St. Louis-based nonprofit group. It organizes an annual Vietnam tour for veterans and activists, he said, and normally raises around $50,000 a year for Vietnamese organizations whose work addresses the war's legacy.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Vietnam 
14 days ago
Police use military equipment in our neighborhoods, but is it really necessary? - Monterey County Weekly: Forum
So why does our smallest town, Del Rey Oaks, have the biggest police force per capita, a SWAT team and it’s very own MRAP? And why is it, in conjunction with our county sheriffs, conducting drug raids with all of these excessive arms and equipment in our communities?
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  militarization_of_police 
14 days ago
Job fair May 15 for veterans, families
The Trumansburg American Legion and the Ithaca Veterans for Peace are presenting a job fair for veterans and families May 15.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  culture_of_peace 
14 days ago
Colorado veteran urges letters reflecting on Vietnam War for Memorial Day
Cobb said Veterans for Peace, which tries to inform people of the causes and cost of war, is recognizing 2015 as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CO  Vietnam_Full_Disclosure 
14 days ago
Come to Vietnam to learn about peace: US veterans - People’s Army Newspaper Online
He said he joined the organization to call on those who once joined the war to raise their voice against war because war has never been and will never be the answer, for both winners and losers.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Vietnam  2015_VNTour 
14 days ago
Veteran campaigner detained after attempting to search US plane at Shannon - Yahoo News UK
had been about to board a flight for Heathrow to attend the AGM of the Veterans for Peace organisation.

“I felt obliged to go and search them as I believed they were carrying munitions to the Middle East.”
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Ireland 
14 days ago
Artist Mario Uribe plans ‘Circle for Peace’ performance | The Press Democrat
Uribe will collaborate on the program with the Imaginists Theatre Collective, the Peace & Justice Center, Veterans for Peace, Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, with musical accompaniment by Sonoma County Taiko, Riley Lee and others, plus shakuhachi (Japanese flute) music by Elliot Kallen.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_CA  culture_of_peace 
14 days ago
WDIO.com - Tax Day Rally in Duluth Questions Spending Priorities
John Pegg, a member of Veterans for Peace, said they believe there's too much military spending. While he believes some of it is necessary, he said he thinks there's a lot of waste.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  budget_priorities 
14 days ago
» “Protect the public’s right to free speech & free press”: Manning’s latest Guardian op-ed Chelsea Manning Support Network
"The American public needs more access to what the government is doing in its name. That requires increasing...
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15 days ago
Shadows and Ashes Nonviolent Blockade - YouTube
Check out this video from last month's direction action for nuclear disarmament. We must put and end to nuclear...
from twitter
15 days ago
Report from VFP Member Carroll Nast on SOAW's Delegation to El Salvador, Spring 2015
"Elated, sad and hopeful--these were the top three feelings I had after two days in El Salvador. Elated to be...
from twitter
16 days ago
Waging Peace and Justice :: Veterans for Peace
In April, we focused on military spending and VFP members participated in GDAMS actions. We launched a “Move the...
from twitter
16 days ago
Flowers Are Better Than Bullets
Laurel Krause gave this speech today @ Kent State. Her sister Beth was one of the victims.

"In experiencing...
from twitter
17 days ago
Surf, sand and software turn Da Nang into Vietnam’s ‘IT’ city | Đọt Chuối Non
Chuck Palazzo was 18 when he took his first trip outside New York City. He went to Da Nang, Vietnam, courtesy of the U.S. Marines.

“You had mortar rounds going off in the mountains and you were surfing off China Beach,” he said. “It was ‘Apocalypse Now!’”
VFP_VN  VN_Tour_2015 
18 days ago
MEDIC SUES ARMY FOR DISCHARGE AS CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR | ACLU of the Nation's Capital
"ACLU-DC Legal Director Arthur Spitzer said: “this case is about the importance of protecting the rights of...
from twitter
18 days ago
DN!
The majority of weapons exports under Obama have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia tops the...
from twitter
22 days ago
IVAW Calls on the MD National Guard to Stand Down in Baltimore | Iraq Veterans Against the War
IVAW Calls on the MD National Guard to Stand Down in Baltimore | Iraq Veterans Against the War
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22 days ago
Eight Americans Killed by CIA Drone Strikes - NationofChange
"A U.S. drone strike recently executed eight U.S. citizens without due process. With more than 3,852 casualties...
from twitter
24 days ago
Climate Activists Arrested On Earth Day At Pentagon | PopularResistance.Org
The is the largest consumer of fossil fuels globally, has a nuclear arsenal that can destroy ALL LIFE...
Pentagon  from twitter
28 days ago
CIA Killing Of Al-Qaeda Hostages Boosts Critics Of Drone Strikes
"It's right that the White House has come clean and admitted its tragic mistake in killing these hostages, and...
from twitter
28 days ago
‘Drone pilots, please, refuse to fly’: US vets launch anti-UAV ads campaign - YouTube
Members of Sacramento Veterans For Peace Chapter , along with members from Know Drones USA, Syracuse Peace...
87  from twitter
29 days ago
Veterans For Peace Statement on Environmental Costs of War :: Veterans for Peace
When you think about war, do you think about the environment? War wastes and destroys natural resources. After a...
Vets4Peace  EarthDay  from twitter
4 weeks ago
My letter to the IRS: War Tax Resistance | soitgoes1984
"This letter is to inform the United States government that I am refusing to pay my federal income tax for fiscal...
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4 weeks ago
International Conference | Peace & Planet
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United States atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also marks 45...
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4 weeks ago
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