August 9, 2019 - Veterans Condemn Racist Violence, Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The Golden Rule Arrives in Hawai'i!, Muana Kea, Korea Armistice Day, Poor People's Campaign, New Podcast: Dee Knight , VFP Newsletters, VFP In the News and Calendar
Veterans Condemn Racist Violence
Veterans For Peace strongly condemns the terrorist attack conducted by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas, and the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. We hold Donald Trump accountable for his part in stoking racism and bigotry. We hold news outlets accountable for not taking Trump to task for his racism. We hold the U.S. Congress accountable for not enacting legislation that will, in part, make the National Rifle Association culpable for fomenting an atmosphere of lawlessness in our society. Their lack of will and lack of courage makes attacks by domestic terrorists a far too frequent occurrence. This cowardice continues to allow wanton murder to occur unchecked. We furthermore hold that the U.S. Congress’ unwillingness to confront and oppose the racist, bigoted language of the current occupant of the White House to be unconscionable. Read the Entire Statement
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
We continue to be dismayed at the lack of accountability that the U.S. has taken towards unleashing the most devastating attack the world has ever seen. The U.S. remains the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons, of which the side effects are still being felt today. Veterans For Peace now takes up the call of the Hibakusha. We who have trained for war and experienced war know its meaningless violence, its futility, its lies and false promises. We want to abolish all war, to end the violence of military intervention, and the threats of nuclear destruction. Read entire statement
Veterans For Peace in Mauna Kea
On July 30th, Veterans For Peace was honored to visit Mauna Kea and meet with the Elders circle. VFP members presented this statement and a VFP flag.
VFP Testifies at Budget Committee with Poor People's Campaign
Chris Overfelt, a representative of Veterans For Peace from Kansas, as part of the Poor People's Campaign, gave his testimony during a hearing on poverty in America and the economic realities of struggling families.
Veterans For Peace, New York joins a protest organized by Soobak Kim of the Korea Peace Campaign. Calling attention to HR 152 and getting signatures to support the legislation calling for a formal end to the Korean War.
New Podcast: Dee Knight
Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience," in the newest Courage to Resist podcast produced in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.
(This was from last week but still relevant) Thanks to friend of the show Kat Hitchcock we were able to interview three activists from the streets of San Juan as the people have come out and driven out their governor. The story goes much deeper than just ousting the governor. The people are ready to overthrow the current administration from top to bottom. Listen Now!
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