Veterans for Peace

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.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Veterans Express Dismay At "Vietnam War" Series
With the conclusion of the Burns/Novick “The Vietnam War” series, veterans express dismay over the lack of attention paid to civilian deaths and the legacy of the war on Viet Nam. Veterans For Peace , (VFP) founded after the prominent days of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), featured in the...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Veteran Group Reacts To First Episode Of Burns/Novick Vietnam Series
Veterans For Peace (VFP) members in every U.S. time zone and beyond tuned in to watch the first episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War” to see how well it squares with what they know about what the Vietnamese call “the American War in Vietnam.” The opening scenes...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Veteran Organization Condemns Trump Administration Announcement to Further Militarize the Police
Monday , Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will lift limits on the 1033 program to once again allow local police departments access to surplus military equipment such as grenade launchers, high caliber weapons, tracked vehicles that look like tanks and bayonets...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Veterans Oppose Trump Policies, Wars; Rally at Lincoln Memorial; March to White House
On Tuesday, May 30 , at 11:00 am , veterans and supporters will mass at the Lincoln Memorial. Speakers include Veterans For Peace President Barry Ladendorf, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, Chris Hedges, Brian Becker, Col. Ann Wright, Mara Verhayden Hilliard, Michael McPhearson...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Veterans Apologize to Japan For Using Nuclear Weapons
St. Louis, MO. Veterans For Peace, a national organization made up of military veterans and military family members, released an apology to the people of Japan for U.S. usage of nuclear weapons. This apology is in conjunction with a call to President Obama to also apologize to Prime Minister Shinzo...
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Veterans Plan Armistice Day Events in Cities Across the U.S.
Veterans For Peace chapters across the United States are gathering to “Reclaim Armistice Day” the original intention of Veteran’s Day. Almost a hundred years ago the world celebrated peace as a universal principal. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively...
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Veterans Demand Immediate Withdrawal of National Guard in Charlotte
Veterans For Peace, a national organization made up of military veterans and military family members, released a statement demanding an immediate withdrawal of the National Guard in Charlotte. Veterans For Peace denounces the ongoing instances of police violence against people of color, this time...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Veterans Organization Supports Colin Kaepernick
Veterans For Peace, a national organization made up of military veterans and military members, released a statement in support of Colin Kaepernick. To question his patriotism and use smear tactics to quiet him is in direct contradiction to the spirit of the right to freedom of expression. His act...
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Veterans Tell Cuomo: Don't Touch the First Amendment
Recently, a compelling photo of a bleeding and seemingly confused young Syrian boy seated in an ambulance in Aleppo was widely distributed and commented upon in domestic and international news media. In response, some journalists have called for the Obama Administration to "take action," including...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Veterans Tell Cuomo: Don't Touch the First Amendment
Members of Veterans For Peace (VFP) will join a demonstration at the Capitol Building in Albany, NY, June 15 to express opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s June 5 executive order that would create a blacklist of groups, institutions, businesses that support or endorse boycott, divestment, and...
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