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. Currently there are five National Board Projects.
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 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.
Veterans Challenge Islamophobia is a broad based call to all veterans to defend the values of religious freedom, equality and individual rights. These are the very same values embedded in our Constitution that many of us believed we were defending when serving in the military. And time is urgent. The campaign is initiated and coordinated by Veterans For Peace. All veterans who agree that bigotry and religious intolerance must be challenged are welcome. For more information, see the Veterans Challenge Islamophobia website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace In Our Times provides information to the general public, to law-makers, and to our justice-seeking allies on war crimes, war criminals, and on the true costs of war. While we recognize that United States has long relied on unlawful military force to further its foreign policy goals, we are particularly concerned with the blatant and egregious violations of international law committed by the United States beginning with the Administration of George W. Bush and now continued and expanded under President Obama.
The mission of the Veteran Peace Teams is to act as an unarmed, nonviolent presence standing with peaceful protestors as they resist oppression, taking a front line position if necessary, nonviolently confronting, documenting, and opposing the use of force by police, national guard, military units or private contractors against peaceful protestors exercising their right to assemble and seek redress of grievances.The Veterans Peace Team Project will provide an on-going structure to train, form, finance, and field Veteran Peace Teams in rapid response to dynamically changing conditions at home and abroad.
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!