For Immediate Release
Mike Ferner, 419-360-3621; Elaine Brower, 917-520-0767; Leah Bolger, 541-207-7761
US Military Veterans to Lead Civil Resistance at White House
WASHINGTON - PRESS CONFERENCE ON DECEMBER 15
WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WHERE: Institute for Policy Studies , 1112 16th NW #600
CIVIL RESISTANCE ON DECEMBER 16
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010
WHERE: Lafayette Square Park side of the White House
WHO: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers; Mike Ferner, Veterans For Peace National President; Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace Vice-President and retired Navy Commander; Mike Prysner, Iraq vet and co-founder of March Forward!; Ray McGovern, retired CIA official; and many more.
WHAT: A brief rally will be followed by a nonviolent act of civil resistance at the White House. Veterans For Peace (VFP) organizers expect this to be the largest veteran-led resistance since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.
WHY: VFP is demanding an end to the U.S. wars and occupations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS: To schedule interviews with leaders of this protest, use the contact information above.
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Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. It is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, MO and comprised of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. The organization includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations including from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.