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.
When the flooding devastated Eastern Kentucky in August of this year, the VFP Chapter 11 in Santa Cruz voted to send $500 dollars to the area to support the victims of the flooding. One of the VFP Chapter 11 members and his wife, Steve and Jody, were raised in Kentucky, and had planned to visit before the flooding hit.
Members of Veterans for Peace of Binghamton and Syracuse, NY joined with Peace Action of NY, Upstate Drone Action and Pax Christi UpState to poke the bloody bee hive of the arms industry. We selected two, BAE in Endicott, NY, and Lockheed Martin in Owego NY. BAE is ranked #3 arms maker worldwide and Lockheed is #1. Our intent was to appeal to workers to demand work that promotes life, not destroys life. We had a letter (already sent certified mail to both corporations) to hand deliver to BAE Endicott officials.
The amazing voyage of the historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat is entering into an exciting new phase. Last week the Golden Rule was successfully trucked from San Francisco Bay to the St. Croix Marina in Hudson, Wisconsin, about a 30-minute drive from Minneapolis. The Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of Veterans For Peace had lobbied hard for the Golden Rule to begin its “Great Loop” voyage in the Twin Cities, and it has come to pass.
Veterans For Peace is part of the Peace In Ukraine Coalition, along Code Pink, Peace Action, World Beyond War, Democratic Socialists of America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and other national and local peace and justice organizations.