Why Do Veterans Support Donald Trump? - BillMoyers.com
In January, I helped Veterans For Peace launch Veterans Challenge Islamophobia. The purpose of the campaign is to push back on the most recent wave of anti-Muslim speech and actions that are sweeping the country after the Paris and San Bernardino attacks late last year and rising in the aftermath of the horrible mass shooting in Orlando.
Veterans_For_Peace  Islamophobia  McPhearson  VCI 
june 2016
Peacestock to confront topic of terrorism | Republican Eagle
As grief over the loss of 50 lives and injuries suffered by 50 more during a shooting at an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub resonates across the globe, this year’s theme, “Terrorism: Definitions, Causes and Effects,” is particularly relevant, organizers said.

Bill Habedank, executive director of the Red Wing chapter of Veterans for Peace and primary organizer of the event
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  culture_of_peace 
june 2016
U.S. Bombing Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal
A member of the national advisory board of Veterans for Peace, Cohn’s latest book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues
Veterans_For_Peace  Advisory_Board  Syria 
june 2016
Buzz Davis and Ian Smith: VA needs more staff and facilities, and better management — not privatization | Opinion | host.madison.com
Buzz Davis, of Stoughton, a longtime progressive activist, is a disabled veteran, member of Veterans for Peace and former VISTA volunteer, Army officer, elected official, union organizer and state government planner.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_WI  Veterans_Administration 
june 2016
Seeking a Debate on ‘Regime Change’ Wars – Consortiumnews
William H Warrick III, retired Family Physician and 25-year member of Veterans For Peace. Former US Army Security Agency Intelligence Analyst (1968 – 1971).
Veterans_For_Peace  Syria  Russia 
june 2016
Veterans Talk about Hate and Violence after Orlando Nightclub Tragedy
#VetsVsHate was inspired by efforts including the Veterans Challenge Islamophobia campaign, an national initiative of Veterans For Peace launched earlier this year in collaboration with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).
Veterans_For_Peace  Islamophobia  Orlando 
june 2016
One More Warship: Remarks at the Launching of a ‘Stealth’ Destroyer | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Among my Naval Academy classmates was Bill Fitzgerald. He, too, proudly served in Vietnam. In 1967, Bill died heroically when his base was overrun by Viet Cong. The USS William Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke destroyer, was launched in January 1994. I was here on that occasion as well, only across the street.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME  militarism 
june 2016
Protesters arrested outside destroyer christening at BIW — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
A group of 12 protesters, several of them members of the organization Veterans for Peace, were arrested Saturday morning outside Bath Iron Works as thousands gathered in the shipyard for the christening of the future USS Michael Monsoor.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_ME 
june 2016
Craftsmen turn confiscated guns into garden tools | KRQE News 13
Garcia, along with groups like the Mennonite Church and Veterans for Peace met for what they describe as a day to heal from gun violence in our community– all politics aside.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NM  culture_of_peace 
june 2016
‘Peace boat’ welcomes visitors at Terminal 1 | The Columbian
The Golden Rule is a project of Veterans For Peace Inc. and the group’s symbol of a nuclear-free world. It will be open for tours from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  Golden_Rule 
june 2016
Wide-ranging coalition rallies in Albany to demand Cuomo rescind anti-BDS order – Mondoweiss
Other speakers included: Ursula Rozum, staff organizer at Syracuse Peace Council; Tarak Kauff of Veterans For Peace; Rick Ufford-Chase from Community of Living Traditions via the Presbyterian Church; Rani Allan of Adalah NY and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College; - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/06/ranging-coalition-rallies/#sthash.fcpskJtD.dpuf
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Palestine  BDS 
june 2016
Ruling causes dissent among commissioners, citizens | Gainesville.com
The sidewalk on the north side of the roadway will become 8 feet — the widest sidewalk configuration possible while still accommodating “Memorial Mile,” the Veterans for Peace annual Memorial Day tombstone installation remembering veterans who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  memorials 
june 2016
Peace group opposes air show, Blue Angels at cherry festival
"These are instruments of war and have no place at the Cherry Festival," Tim Keenan, president of the area chapter of Northern Michigan Veterans for Peace, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MI  militarism 
june 2016
Operation Mom’s Couch Shows How War and Violence Permeates Our Culture | Chicago magazine | Arts & Culture June 2016
The 38-year-old goateed visual artist is wearing a “Veterans for Peace” T-shirt and seems far removed from his years guarding warplanes, munitions, and bombs.

But for Garcia, the military’s tentacles are long and violence continues to affect him to this day. He says he’s closer to combat now in Chicago, than he ever was serving in the Air Force, and that shootings happen regularly near his Pilsen home.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_IL  culture_of_peace  militarism  peaceathomepeaceabroad 
june 2016
Golden Rule Peace Boat visits the Gorge | Hood River News
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the community is invited to an Indigenous Water Blessing and Potluck Picnic at the Port Marina Park — bring food and drink and meet the crew.

This will be followed by a 7 p.m. panel presentation at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., featuring Oregon Conservancy Foundation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Living Islands
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  Golden_Rule 
june 2016
Bridging Divides of a New Cold War – Consortiumnews
As NATO steps up military maneuvers near Russia’s borders and congressmen fume about “Russian aggression,” a delegation of Americans including former U.S. officials is looking for face-to-face ways to encourage peace, writes Ann Wright.
Veterans_For_Peace  Russia  Ann_Wright 
june 2016
Veterans Tell Cuomo: Don't Touch the First Amendment | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Members of Veterans For Peace (VFP) will join a demonstration at the Capitol Building in Albany, NY, June 15 to express opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s June 5 executive order that would create a blacklist of groups, institutions, businesses that support or endorse boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) as a tool in the struggle against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people;
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Palestine  BDS 
june 2016
Ryukyu Shimpo – Okinawa, Japanese newspaper, local news » VFP’s members announce statement: “We feel shame and deep regret,” on US military violence against women in Okinawa
Veterans For Peace (VFP)’s members, including Douglas Lummis, Daniel Broudy and Ann Wright released a statement regarding the May, 2016 crime committed against an Okinawan Woman allegedly by a former U.S. Marine in Uruma City, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government office on June 9.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_Okinawa  military_sexual_trauma 
june 2016
Veterans for Peace recognize poetry contest winners. | Achievers
The 7th annual Veterans for Peace Poetry Contest included 266 poems submitted by Alachua County students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. The winners were recognized on May 14 during a Veterans for Peace Poetry Reading and Scholarship event at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_FL  poetry 
june 2016
Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Antal, Former Army Chaplain Who Resigned Over Military Policy - Truthdigger of the Week - Truthdig
Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers whose actions in a given week are worth celebrating.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_NY  Chris_Antal 
june 2016
In One Ear: Follow the Golden Rule - In One Ear - The Daily Astorian
Now recovered and restored, the ship personifies the Golden Rule Project, and is owned and operated by the Veterans for Peace. The project is committed to ending arms races, abolishing war and nuclear weapons, using nonviolent means and helping the environment.
Veterans_For_Peace  Golden_Rule 
june 2016
What's Doing | Brainerd Dispatch
The Brainerd Peace Fair's featured speakers are Todd Pierce and Gary Payne. Pierce is a retired U.S. Army Major, former Guantanamo Bay prison defense attorney, Veterans for Peace member and civil libertarian
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_MN  culture_of_peace 
june 2016
Sailboat sustains minor damage in Fleet Week crash with patrol boat | OregonLive.com
The Golden Rule peace boat sails in opposition to nuclear weapons and war, according to its website. It's a project of the nonprofit Veterans For Peace organization.
Veterans_For_Peace  VFP_OR  Golden_Rule 
june 2016
Local church celebrates 104th anniversary
The documentary includes stories about Willson’s life, premiered in Hanoi, Vietnam, about a month ago and is being shown in Unitarian Universalist congregations and Veterans for Peace Centers around the country.
Veterans_For_Peace  Brian_Willson 
june 2016
Why did Muhammad Ali convert to Islam?
Veterans for Peace director Michael McPherson described him as "ahead of the curve" in opposing the Vietnam War.

"He was an African-American Muslim who criticised US foreign policy. It's hard to do that today; but back then, black people had to prove their allegiance, patriotism and belief in America," McPherson said, according to Al Jazeera. "I wish we had more people who speak out when something is wrong."
Veterans_For_Peace  Muhammad_Ali 
june 2016
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