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CONTACT: Veterans for Peace
Michael McPhearson 314-303-8874
Mike Ferner 419-729-7273
Veterans Sparking Renewed Activism in Peace Movement
WASHINGTON - October 6 - Veterans
For Peace is stoking renewed activism in the U.S. peace movement, with
the arrests of VFP's top leadership at yesterday's White House protest
and numerous activities scheduled by VFP chapters around the country
coinciding with tomorrow's eighth anniversary of the invasion of
VFP chapters and members have organized a Vigil for Peace in Tampa near the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command; a demonstration in Chicago at Hyde Park, near to President Obama's home; a popular education panel in Nashville, TN; a lobbying day at local congressional offices in Saratoga, NY; a "Rethinking Afghanistan" discussion in Corvallis, OR; a "One More Day Too Many" vigil in Bellingham, WA; and other activities in Santa Barbara, Boston, Port Angles, Washington; Evansville, IN; Seattle WA; Daytona Beach, FL and San Francisco. See full list of events.
"Increasing U.S. military casualties are contributing to the heightened pace of activity in VFP and elsewhere in the peace movement, but people are also turning their frustration with the Obama administration's policies into action," said VFP Executive Director, Michael McPhearson.