The Golden Rule’s Most Excellent “Great Loop” Adventure
In 2010 when VFP members discovered that a derelict boat in Humboldt Bay was in fact the historic anti-nuclear sailboat know as the Golden Rule, they made a deep commitment to restore the boat and its mission. Their vision was that the Golden Rule would sail throughout all the navigable waterways of the United States, warning people about the growing danger of nuclear war, and building support for the total abolition of nuclear weapons. That vision included sailing around the “Great Loop” through the Midwestern, Southern and Eastern United States.
Earth Day Action - Expose the Crimes of the Merchants of Death
Take action on Earth Day weekend! Each peace and justice organization nationwide can decide what to do to highlight the crimes of the war merchants and their enablers.
February 27th: Proposed VFP Action to End War in Ukraine
VFP Advisory Board member, Ray McGovern, was a CIA analyst under seven presidents, serving three of them with the early morning The President's Daily Brief. Ray suggests using Monday, February 27th as a day for VFP members to meet in or outside of Congressional members' offices around the US. We have 100 Senators each with multiple district offices and 435 members of the House of Representatives each with more than one home district office. Nationally, VFP members can make the day a call to bring sanity to resolve the war in Ukraine through diplomacy. As an organization, VFP condemns Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine (read the VFP Ukraine statement), and we seek an end to global militarism and the political ambitions and war profiting that benefit from military violence.
VFP Chapter 92 (Seattle, WA) Wins "2022" Peacemakers of the Year Award!
In December 2022, Veterans For Peace, Seattle Chapter 92, was awarded the annual Peacemakers Award for 2022 by the anti-war and environmental organization Earth Care Not Warfare. In presenting this award, Beth Brunton, spokesperson for Earth Care Not Warfare, said "we would like to recognize your organization as "2022 Peacemakers of the Year". You have earned this award for all your contributions, including starting the Seattle Anti-War Coalition with First Tuesday protests, consistent presence at community peace and justice marches, and especially this year for your "Waging Peace in Viet Nam" conference, exhibit, and film series. We are grateful to your commitment and service to ending war and creating peace with justice".
Listen: Palestine Podcast Academy
Veterans For Peace is uplifting voices of Palestinians by sharing episodes of the Palestine Podcast Academy! We acknowledge the most effective voices to describe the impacts of war are from those who suffer through it. As veterans, we have witnessed the effects of global militarism and have seen the resilience and strength of the communities most affected. We urge you to listen to the stories of courageous individuals living under violent oppression in Palestine.