July 25, 2019 - Veterans Condemn Racist Attacks, Korean War Armistice Day, Veterans Stand with the Mauna, Nuclear Ban Treaty, Hiroshima / Nagasaki Anniversary, Escalating Confrontation With Iran, VFP organizer stands with Cuban vets, VFP Nashville Protests Nathan Bedford Forrest, New Podcast: John Ketwig, VFP Newsletters, Convention News, VFP In the News and Calendar

 
Veterans Condemn Racist Attacks

Veterans Condemn Racist Attacks

As veterans, we expect a Commander-in-Chief who will unite the country and tend to the needs of all the people, especially those most in need – the unemployed, the homeless, and immigrants. Instead, we have a fascist-leaning president who thinks it is fun – and good politics – to attack the most vulnerable – to divide and conquer – all to benefit himself and his billionaire cronies.  Read the entire statement.

#VetsSpeakOut #VetsVsHate

 

 
Brittany DeBarros, Veterans Stand with the Mauna

Veterans Stand with the Mauna

About Face: Veterans Against War has launched Veterans Stand with the Mauna.  If you want to support the struggle for Mauna Kea please donate to HULI here 

Up to 2,000 Native Hawaiians and activists remain camped at the base of Mauna Kea, where they have been for over a week, to prevent the $1.4 billion construction project known as the Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, from getting underway. Read more. 

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Korea Armistice Day

Korean War Armistice Day: July 27

In observance of the 66th anniversary, VFP-Korea Peace Campaign is calling upon our VFP chapters, members, and other peace groups in the U.S. or abroad to organize special events in your local area on or about July 27. Some of the suggested events are a peace forum, film showing, peace vigil, peace march, meeting with members of Congress, writing letters to local media, running an advertisement in local newspapers, making a donation to VFP-KPC project, etc.

(If you will organize an event for the Armistice Day or need any help, please let us know by contacting us at kpc@veteransforpeace.org) 

 
Group shot of coalition that supported the passage of the bill in Oregon that supports the TPNW

Oregon Becomes Second State in Nation to Support Nuclear Ban Treaty

Veterans For Peace joined a coalition effort to help pass a bill in Oregon legislature that advocates for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

"I was proud to help write it along with Leah Bolger and others from VFP Corvallis (I am an affiliate member) and Oregon PSR to grant all Oregonians the human right to live free of threats of nuclear weapons use and contamination. We hope it can be a model for others!!" -Linda Richards, VFP Associate member

Read more

Picture of U.S. veterans meeting with Cuban veterans

VFP organizer stands with Cuban vets in solidarity

In June & July, Chapter 180 president Joshua Shurley travelled to Cuba on an unlicensed delegation comprised of educators and healthcare providers to protest the ban on Americans travelling to Cuba, as well to protest the six decades-old illegal and immoral US blockade against Cuba. 

Read more.

 

 
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Are you or your chapter memorializing Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day?

Are you interested in tabling materials? If so, please fill out this form.

Tabling materials will include 'How to make a Peace Crane' handouts, 'Ban the Bomb' Postcards advocating US signature to the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, Nuclear Weapons FAQ, VFP Golden Rule Peace Boat half-page flyers, and more. 

You can also purchase Golden Rule Organizing Bundles which include buttons and postcards in the VFP store. 

 

We Say No to War

The Escalating Confrontation With Iran

The confrontation between the United States and Iran is escalating daily.  VFP member Andrew Schoerke, a retired Naval Officer of 23 years, has been following the current escalation and provides a timeline of events.

Read more

 

 
John Ketwig

Podcast: John Ketwig

“I believe that the American way of waging war, since about the Korean War on up to present day, the weapons are so terrible, the tactics, the strategies are so brutal that American GI’s, guys from hometown, U.S.A. see this and can’t put it into perspective with everything they’d ever been taught about right and wrong and morality, and they come home and it churns inside them, and erupts as post traumatic stress damage.”

 

Listen Now!

VFP Nashville Protests Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

“How can you be a person of humanity, how and then support that statue, support a day when he was the head of the KKK, how can you do that?” Jim Wohlgemuth, with Veterans for Peace, asked the news station.  Read more.

#VetsVSHate

 
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VFP Newsletter is out!

Veterans For Peace newsletter is now out! The VFP Newsletter is published 3 times each year for members and donors. It contains extensive chapter reports from around the country, poetry and book reviews as well as articles on current affairs. Let us know if you want to order a bundle for tabling!

Order here!

VFP In the News

VFP In the News!

 
VFP in the News

Important Reminders!

LAST CHANCE! There is still time to purchase an Ad for our Convention book!  Does your chapter want to have an ad?  Or do you know another peace and justice organization you could ask?  Find out details here!

Interested in running for the VFP Board and you are current VFP veteran member?  Contact Garett Reppenhagen

Don't forget to book your Hotel Registration Book your travel now!

 
Upcoming Events

Calendar

June 10- August 6 - 2019 East Asia Peace Walk 

July 27 - Korean Armistice Day

August 6-9 - Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 15-18 - Annual Veterans For Peace Convention in Spokane, Washington

August 27 - Kellogg-Briand Treaty Day

September 7-22 - VFP Trip to Viet Nam

For more calendar events, check out our website!

 
Veterans For Peace Annual Convention

Registration is now open!

Make sure to check out our website on all things Convention related. Now is the time to register, get your housing, vote for our VFP awards, submit Resolutions and ByLaws and help others get to convention! We are excited to see you in Spokane!

 

Veterans For Peace
1404 North Broadway Blvd.  | St. Louis, Missouri 63102
(314) 725-6005 | vfp@veteransforpeace.org

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