At times projects initiated by members or chapters take on a larger scope and those involved ask to be recognized as national VFP Board projects.
Members of Veterans For Peace formed the VFP Climate Crisis and Militarism Project to research and communicate the connections between US militarism and the climate crisis. They seek to mobilize veterans and the general public to push the Pentagon to report and reduce its enormous greenhouse gas emissions, and to push Congress to redirect tax dollars to respond to the existential threat of climate change. This national project builds on previous work by VFP's War and the Environment working group.
Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that perpetuate these causes of immense violence. By supporting military resistance, counter-recruitment, and draft resistance, we intend to cut off the supply of troops for war, while pledging resistance to the policies of hate, repression, and the militarization of policing domestically.
The mission of the Deported Veterans Advocacy Project is to advocate and assist U.S. veterans who face deportation, or have been deported by the U.S. government. Currently Veterans For Peace is the fiscal sponsor of the Unified Deported Veterans, located in Tijuana, Mexico. The Unified Deported Veterans/Veterans For Peace Hector Barrios Chapter 182 is the front line of interception for U.S. military deported veterans, assisting them to integrate into the community as productive residents while searching for legal avenues to return home to the U.S.
We aim to advance VFP's opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a very memorable and intriguing way. We have recovered and are restoring the original peace boat, the Golden Rule, that sailed in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired many peace makers and peace ships that followed. The restored Golden Rule will voyage once more, to show that a nuclear peace is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.
Iraq Water Project was conceived in 1999 to address and challenge the intolerable sanctions regime whose purpose---not very carefully hidden---was to make life so miserable for Iraqis that they would overthrow Saddam Hussein and place in power a government compliant with US interests. This system of sanctions stayed in place some 13 years, and very helpfully wrecked Iraq’s economic and social structure. The water system collapsed with everything else.
Korea Peace Campaign (KPC) is a national project of VFP whose mission is to achieve a peaceful end to the lingering, costly Korean War; heal the wounds of the War; and promote reconciliation and friendship between American and Korean people.
The Save Our VA Campaign is an effort of Veterans For Peace members to stop the privatization of VA Healthcare. They advocate for policies that will preserve the ability of the VA’s (Department of Veterans Affairs) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to provide comprehensive, high-quality, cutting-edge healthcare to the nine million American veterans who rely on VA health facilities.
The Peace Walk 2024, from Augusta, Maine to Washington DC, is a national project of Veterans For Peace, an organization of veterans and allies dedicated to abolishing war and all it’s connected evils. Many veterans have seen war up close or have been trained for war. But everyone, veteran or not, is affected adversely by war and the industry that profits from war. Besides the terrible human cost of war, our precious environment and climate is impacted most negatively. The Walk for Peace 2024, is an opportunity to expose and discuss the enormous costs and causes of war with our brother and sister citizens, and to explore ways to nonviolently create a peaceful and truly prosperous society for all of us.
The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign is an initiative of U.S. veterans, Vietnamese Americans and all concerned about peace and justice. We insist our government honor its moral and legal responsibility to compensate the Vietnamese victims and all victims, of Agent Orange.
The Vietnam: Full Disclosure campaign organizers have established a google group to help build momentum within the nationwide movement of truth telling that led up to the 50th anniversary of the end of the American war in Vietnam.
To subscribe to the vnfd google group, go to http://groups.google.com/group/vnfd. [Note: You will be required to sign up for a free google account, or to sign into your account if you already have one.]
A special re-print of the Vietnam Full Disclosure paper is available as a Download!