On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.
Veterans For Peace is proud to endorse the Lights for Liberty campaign and VFP Chapters across the country are participating in the over 500 local events. We encourage all chapters and members to take action and join other community members as they stand up for the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.
Veterans For Peace firmly opposes U.S. attempts to increase tensions in the Persian Gulf and create the conditions for war against Iran.
The U.S. has created ongoing tensions with Iran by leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal, by imposing punishing economic sanctions, and by making questionable accusations against Iran. Veterans know firsthand how dangerous lies and exaggerations can lead the American public into war.
It is imperative that the U.S. immediately begins seeking diplomatic solutions to conflicts instead of creating pretexts for war. Veterans For Peace calls on the U.S. to:
Draw down all its military forces from the Persian Gulf
End its economic war against Iran, lifting sanctions immediately
Re-join the six-country Iran Nuclear Deal
End the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) that administration after administration has used to fund military expeditions around the globe under the guise of fighting the Islamophobic “War on Terror”
Members In Action
VFP Members Ann Wright and Ellen Barfield at protest of Christians United for Israel conference in Washington DC, a protest organized by Friends of Sabeel North America. They gathered in D.C. to bring attention to the ways in which Christianity has been co-opted for political purposes and the ways in which our government willingly participates in Israel’s injustices perpetrated against #Palestinians.