October 22, 2014
October 25, 2014
VFP Chapter 152 members will be part of the vigil against the Horsham, PA reserve center becoming a drone command center.
November 11, 2014
Chapter 152 will set up mock grave markers near the Rose Garden and across the street from a junior high school in the City of Bethlehem - copies of "War Crime Times" will be passed out.
New banner with simple wording "Veterans For Peace Remembers" will be displayed.
Unitarian Church of the Lehigh Valley is making a donation to Veterans For Peace.
October 20, 2014
Written by veteran VFP member, Mark Kustelski
According to Jeff Roorda, the Business Manager for the St Louis Police Officer Association, a government official calling to inform your employer of protest activity is protected by the First Amendment. As a military veteran who took an oath to “support and defend the constitution,” this is a horrifying proposition to me. All police officers have taken a similar oath to support the constitution, but it seems in recent events, their position of authority continues to be abused.
October 17, 2014
Tom Swann is expected to complete chaplain’s assistant training at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage on Friday afternoon October 17, 20014. Swann is the first legally-blind person to become a volunteer at the hospital. There are almost 800 volunteers currently working at the hospital.
The hospital is named after late President Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower was playing golf with three other men at Thunderbird Country Club in 1961. One of Eisenhower’s golf buddies fell ill. He was pronounced dead by the time the ambulance arrived at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs. From that tragic incident the desire to build a new hospital located at the mid-point of the western Coachella Valley was envisioned.
In his role as a chaplain’s assistant Swann will meet with sick patients and make a spiritual assessment of their needs. He will offer to pray with the patients. He will become a witness to their suffering. Swann will give Holy Communion to Catholics. Swann has been a veteran’s chaplain since 2006.
October 14, 2014
Many beautiful colors of skin standing together in unison
Voices of different ages calling out for change
No more boundaries across the Nation
No more boundaries across the Globe
Calling out for RESPECT of LIFE
Calling out for DEMOCRACY...will the real Democracy please stand up?
We do stand and walk and play and cry and laugh and scream
For lives, innocent lives are being murdered from those whom we trusted
How to mend those wounds that sit deep in the marrow of those here and abroad
We must march forward into the day, into the night, until change, real deep seeded change becomes
Our way of Life
October 07, 2014
Dana Chwan is the author of “The Reluctant Sorority: The Life, Loves and Loss of Three Vietnam War Widows." Dana’s husband was an air force pilot shot down in the very early stages of the war in Vietnam — 1965. He was MIA for almost 20 years until his remains were identified and returned in 1985 for burial at Arlington.
What: Dana Chwan Book Signing Event
When: Saturday, October 11th
Time: 5 -7pm
Where: CCA Theatre
October 01, 2014
Dr. Margaret Stevens connects the dots of imperialism home and abroad even as she deconstructs that binary. Essex County College and Iraq Veterans Against the War share the stage.
October 01, 2014
IVAW and VFP were among the most noticeable and notable contingents in The People's Climate March. Several of us from Maine's Chapter #1 attended. Peter Woodruff and I filmed and produced this video which to date is the most comprehensive film and commentary on the march.
September 29, 2014
VFP members man a table at the local high school every month handing out peace quotes, peace buttons, and information on Peace Corps, Job Corps, questions to ask your recruiter. We're outside the cafeteria where many students pass by. Generally good encounters with students who appreciate our being there.
September 26, 2014
The Israeli ship Zim Shanghai will reportedly arrive at the Port of Oakland tonight, Friday (Sep 26).
Gerry Condon and Helen Jaccard will be joining many others at SSA Terminal 59 beginning at 5 pm and through the evening, maintaining a picket to discourage Longshoreman from unloading the ship..
Picket actions will continue until the Zim Shangai leaves the San Francisco Bay. Picketers will gather at West Oakland BART at 5 pm today, mornings at 5 am and afternoons at 4:30 pm. Carpools will be available to take people to the Port.
Please join us if you can, and help to spread the word. (Flyer)
September 26, 2014
VFP Seattle, WA Chapter 109 is seeking support from VFP members for Zahid Chaudhry
M. Zahid Chaudhry was unanimously elected President three years in a row for Veterans For Peace, Rachel Corrie Chapter 109 in Olympia, Washington. Each year, due to health issues, he respectfully declined. However in 2012, after giving a death bed promise to former VFP109 President Duane King, Zahid has fulfilled his promise for the nearly last two years as President VFP109.
Zahid served US Army for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was twice "Honorably" discharged with service-related injuries & severe health issues that curtailed any career. As has been the norm since the beginning of this country & including Presidential Executive Order 13269, authorizes expedited naturalization for those noncitizens who serve in any active-duty status in the Armed Forces, contrary to this expedited Executive Order; after having faithfully served the US and having initiated his naturalization while on active duty, Zahid now faces deportation. Is this what happens to Veterans For Peace members?
Zahid has strongly stood out for peace and social justice, and has served the local area chapters of Veterans for Peace with dignity, honor, camaraderie and with an eye to justice to the best of his physical and medical capabilities. This country shows dishonor and responds by putting Zahid into deportation proceedings. Is this what happens to people who prefer a world at peace & have a long history of working for peace & justice?
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