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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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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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Veterans For Peace Calls on U.S. Government to End Persecution of Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongly subjected to arbitrary detention for five and a half years, according to a ruling by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The ruling is critical of Swedish prosecutors, who have refused to interview Assange in London about sex...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Veterans Recall the Original Intent of November 11th
In over 50 major cities and small towns, members of Veterans For Peace are gathering across the nation to celebrate the original Armistice Day as was done at the end of World War I, when the world came together in realization that war is so horrible, we must end it now. They are reclaiming the...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Veterans Organization Denounces U.S. Bombing of Afghan Hospital
Veterans For Peace condemns the U.S. bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The sustained attack by one or more U.S. fighter jets left 22 people dead, including staff members, patients and children, and caused great destruction to the hospital. A U.S. military...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Iowa Presidential Race Targeted by Military Vets and Anti-Drone Television Commercials on Major News Networks
Military veterans attempting to inject "murder drones" into the Presidential Race discussion in Iowa are running a series of sometimes graphic television commercials on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in the Des Moines area asking military personnel to "refuse" to follow orders to "fly" drones. The spots...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Golden Rule Sets Sail from Eureka to San Diego Sailing for a Nuclear Free World
The historic Golden Rule peace boat, restored by Veterans For Peace and many friends, sets sail from the Eureka marina at noontime on Thursday, July 23, on its way to San Diego. The 30-foot ketch and its crew ignited an international movement to stop the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Military Vets Sponsor 'Uncensored' Counter U.S. Drone War TV Commercial on CNN, FoxNews, ESPN Near Cannon AFB/Special Ops Drone Control Center in Clovis, New Mexico
A graphic and controversial 15-second television commercial – showing images of children killed in drone attacks – began airing in July uncensored in Clovis, NM near Cannon AFB, a major U.S. drone control site. The spot has been censored or modified by cable providers near other U.S. drone control...
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