October 28, 2014
Imal, a 7 year old Afghan student in the 2nd grade, came to visit us in Kabul.
As Imal grew up, he kept asking his mother where his father was. His mother finally told Imal that his father had been killed by a drone when he was still a baby.
October 28, 2014
Watch the Comic, Bitter, Satire on the Trial of Nashua Chantal for Scaling the Fort Benning Fence
VFP Chapter 135, Pensacola and NW Florida, will produce a play called, Trial of Nashua Chantal. The play centers around the 2013 trial of Nashua Chantal who scaled the Fort Benning fence wearing a clown costume during the 2012 vigil. The play will include Nashua, four conscience prisoners and six VFP members.
When: Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
Where: Columbus Convention Center, Room 210
The play is a courtroom scene. VFP members interested in being a part of the play, email Bill Sloan @ firstname.lastname@example.org
October 27, 2014
Last Thursday, veterans and supporters bannered at 6th Avenue and I-5. They displayed our new "Stop Endless War" banners -- which received positive reactions.
Categories: Chapter 091
October 27, 2014
Sally-Alice Thompson is a veteran member of VFP Chapter 63 in Albuquerque, NM. Sally-Alice served in the Navy during WWII.
Read about Sally-Alice's walk. (Courtesy of burquemedia)
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.
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