Veterans Condemn Racist Attacks

Veterans For Peace condemns President Trump for his racist attacks on four congresswomen of color earlier this week via Twitter with calls for these women to go back to their countries on Sunday, July 14. Further, VFP condemns Trump supporters at a rally in Greenville NC who, on July 17, 2019, chanted "Send her back!" when Representative Ilhan Omar was mentioned by Trump.
 
As veterans, we expect a Commander-in-Chief who will unite the country and tend to the needs of all the people, especially those most in need – the unemployed, the homeless, and immigrants. Instead, we have a fascist-leaning president who thinks it is fun – and good politics – to attack the most vulnerable – to divide and conquer – all to benefit himself and his billionaire cronies.
 
Veterans For Peace stands with the four congresswomen of color.  We stand with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.  As veterans of too many wars, we stand for Peace at Home and Peace Abroad. We expect our leaders to do the same.
 
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VFP Says No to War on Iran!

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”

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Members In Action

#FreePalestine

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.

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