September 13, 2019: Shut Down Creech, Remove the Stain, Deported Veterans need YOUR support!, VFP and Paul Cox Honored in Viet Nam!,  Maui Declares "Golden Rule Day", Miramar Air Show, VFP at the Irish Consulate!,  Ann Wright on Peace Boat, VFP Goes to SOAW, Podcast: Suel Jones, Keep Space for Peace Week,   Day of Action against Domestic Violence, In the News, Reminders and Calendar!

 
Shut Down Creech

Shut Down Creech

"As a former US Army sniper I know the costs of war. The increased use of drones helps hide the brutality of foreign conflicts and allows the US to continue violence abroad without suffering the political risks of american service members coming home in body bags. The remote nature of drone warfare offers room for indiscriminate killing and collateral damage that might be avoided if the combatant were on the ground. The technological advances in drone combat has opened new opportunities for the Military Industrial Complex that eventually will lead to fully autonomous artificial intelligence making battlefield decisions. Join us at Creech Air Force Base and shut down drone warfare!" - Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace, former US Army sniper, Iraq War veteran

Register Now!  and find out more about Shut Down Creech

 
Remove the Stain

Veterans say “Remove the Stain”

On June 25th, legislation was introduced calling for the U.S. to formally rescind the Medals of Honor that were awarded to 20 U.S. cavalry troopers after the Wounded Knee Massacre.  Veterans For Peace has been working with a coalition of legislators and indigenous communities who have helped write the legislation.  

Show your support - add your name to the petition now.

 

Deported Veterans need YOUR support!

Deported Veterans need YOUR support!

Chapter 182 has also been busy providing support for our deported veterans. Raul Herrera is a deported Air Force veteran.  Raul has chronic lung issues related to welding while on active duty with the Air Force.   He also has chronic cardiac issues.  Currently our chapter is helping Raul find stable housing and helping to support him during his hospitalization stays.  However, it's critical that they receive financial support to continue these efforts.  

Can you help with a donation today?  With your donation, Chapter 182 can begin to establish and Emergency Reserve Fund to help with cases that require additional support.

Read more about ways you can help!

 
Gerry Accepting an award

VFP and Paul Cox Honored in Viet Nam!

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) presented a certificate of merit to Veterans for Peace (VFP) at a roundtable seminar in Hanoi on September 9.

The VUFO also presented the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia to Paul Cox, a founder of VFP Chapter 69 and Hoa Binh (Vietnam) Chapter 160.

Read more!

Golden Rule in Maui

Maui Declares "Golden Rule Day"

The proclamation, signed by Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, made Tuesday the official “Golden Rule Day” across the county.

The proclamation says that the Golden Rule reflects the “Law of Aloha” and encourages “all people to recognize the efforts that have been made in regard to peaceful resolutions to conflicts.”

Read more!

 
Miramar: Just Don't Go

Miramar Air Show: Just Don't Go!

The San Diego Chapter of the national Veterans For Peace educational organization are conducting a five year public awareness program to educate the public concerning the annual September Miramar Air Show, so as to convince thinking folks to stay home and not attend this unnecessary and harmful event.  The popular annual show features the Navy Blue Angels and a variety of explosions and fires which many people may enjoy without thinking.  But the local veterans have toured the show and have come to a different set of conclusions.

Read more!

Ann Wright on Peace Boat

Ann Wright on Peace Boat

Ann Wright is currently traveling on the "Peace Boat".  Peace Boat is a Japan-based international NGO which promotes peace, human rights, and sustainability. Working in partnership with UN SDG Action Campaign, Peace Boat’s activities onboard and in port empower participants, strengthen local capacity for sustainability, and build people-to-people cooperation beyond borders.

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SOAW graphic

Veterans For Peace heads to SOAW

VFP enthusiastically supports this year's theme Commemorative Gathering - Bridging the Past and Present Remembering the 30th Anniversary of The UCA Massacre. School Of Americas Watch strives to expose, denounce, and end US militarization, oppressive US policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas.

Veterans For Peace has reserved 20 rooms at the Candlewood Suites, (3389 Victory Dr., Columbus, GA).

Find out how to reserve your room!

 

VFP at Irish Consulate

VFP at the Irish Consulate!

Zaidie Barnard-Mayers, Ken Mayers' granddaughter, Zaidie delivered a letter to the Vice Consul at the Irish Consulate in NYC with in which she asked for her "Pops" to be sent home. 

Check out the video! 

 

 
Global Space for Peace Work

Keep Space for Peace Week 2019

Veterans For Peace is an endorser of "Keep Space for Peace Week".  NATO sees the US Space Command/Trump’s new ‘Space Force’ as a key instrument in their global domination on behalf of corporate interests.

Organize a local event during Oct 5-12, 2019 to oppose NATO.Let them know what and where the event will be at: globalnet@mindspring.com

Check out the video!

Podcast: Suel Jones

Podcast: Suel Jones

In 1998, Suel Jones went back to Vietnam and met some of the very people he had once fought against. This experience launched him into a life of activism, including starting a chapter of Veterans For Peace in Vietnam.

This Courage to Resist podcast was produced in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace

Listen now!

 
Day of Action on Domestic Violence

Day of Action against Domestic Violence

The Day of Action Against Domestic Violence, which VFP has endorsed, is less than a month away.  Teams across the country are busy planning meaningful programs to increase public awareness and to remember those women who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Being part of the October 5th Day of Action is a great way to start the month out.  Visit their website and see if there is a team in your area.  Reach out to the team leader or email us to see how you can best volunteer in helping with the event!

VFP in the News

VFP in the News!

 
VFP in the News

Important Reminders!

LAST CHANCE:  Send in your Chapter Reports!

  • Send your 200 words to: editor@veteransforpeace.org
  • Don’t forget to include chapter reporter’s name along with chapter name, number, and location. 
  • Photos must be high resolution to look good in print. Best size is 1200 pixels wide or more. Please include a caption and when feasible identify everyone in group shots. Thank you!
Upcoming Events

Calendar

September 7-22 - VFP Trip to Viet Nam

September 21 - International Day of Peace

September 20-23 - People's Mobilization to Stop the U.S. War Machine

September 29-October 5 - Creech Assassin Drone Base Actions

October 5-6, 2019 - "No War 2019: Pathways to Peace," World Beyond War conference, Limerick, Ireland

October 5-12 - Keep Space for Peace Week of Actions

November 11 - Armistice Day

November 15-17 - School of Americas Watch in Fort Benning, GA

For more calendar events, check out our website!

 

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

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