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?
September 25, 2014
Like all the rest of the countries the U.S.
September 24, 2014
September 15, 2014
This was a Medevac helicopter in my
September 10, 2014
The writer, Jason Cardenas is a US Army combat veteran, having served in the Iraq War. He is a social worker, and peace activist with an active membership in Veterans for Peace. He currently blogs about war and it’s negative effects, and has recently completed a short documentary titled “When Will War End?”
Some of the most atrocious products of war – aside from chaos and violence – are the lasting effects post-war. Violence may quell, some order may be reestablished, and although vestiges of warfare may remain (from war monuments to days of remembrance), other deadly remnants of it’s destructive path may persist.
There is one silent and invisible enemy in particular, one that will continue to wage war clandestinely and proceed to obliterate ecosystems – water, food, weather patterns etc. – and people. For almost countless years, this malignant force will resume annihilating its victims and punish them with irreversible pestilence, chronic disfigurements, and shortened lifespans.
September 05, 2014
VFP Clarence Kailin Chapter 25 in Madison, WI is looking for a home for Nick Mottern's model reaper drone. The drone has been used in their actions and protests in Madison for about 3 years.
Due to circumstances, it is now being made available to anyone that will use it and give it a home.
Email David Soumis @ email@example.com if you have a home for the drone.
August 29, 2014
It is with great pleasure that VFP Da Nang Vietnam Chapter has announced the availability of its first Smartphone App: Da Nang, Vietnam: The Essentials Guide.
Da Nang, Vietnam: The Essentials Guide is the first in a series that will deliver concise, meticulously researched and up-to-date information about all of Vietnam’s major tourist destinations, as well as off-the-beaten path locales.
This, the first in a series of travel related applications, is free to the public.
August 26, 2014
VFP member, Jay Wenk, WWII decorated combat infantryman and Woodstock Town Board member does us proud.
Article courtesy of Woodstock Times. http://www.woodstockx.com/2014/08/22/town-board-declares-it-will-never-accept-any-defense-weapons/
In the wake of aggressive police action against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and the trend of police departments obtaining military equipment from the Pentagon, Woodstock lawmakers passed a resolution seeking to assure residents that it won’t happen in this town.
“The Woodstock Town Board declares it has never accepted, nor will accept or procure military arms and/or heavy armor for its police department now or in the future,” the resolution, proposed by Councilman Jay Wenk reads.
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