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, May 18, 2015
Veterans Group Converges on Congress to Call for a Change in Spending Priorities and to Work for Peace
This week members of Veterans For Peace will converge on the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to: Audit the Pentagon and move money from war making to investment in jobs and human needs Support diplomacy with Iran and not interfere with the diplomatic efforts Reform the Pentagon’s 1033 program that...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Veterans Group Calls for the Immediate Withdrawal of the Maryland National Guard from Baltimore
Veterans For Peace would like to extend our condolences to the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Black man who died in police custody from a fatal spinal cord injury. The loss of a child under any circumstance is tragic. However, losing a child to violence adds a deeper pain. Veterans For...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Veterans to Call for End to Endless War
U.S. military veterans of several wars, from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan, will call for the demilitarization of U.S. foreign policy, as they mark the 12th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. VETERANS MAKE CASE FOR PEACE on FRIDAY, MARCH 20 at the University of the District of Columbia,...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Veterans Join D.C. Events to Mark 12th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Members of Veterans For Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War will participate in four days of anti-war and pro-peace events in Washington, D.C., marking 12 years since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. A rally and march will begin at the White House at noon on Saturday, March 21st. The rally and...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Veterans Group Applauds Release of Detention and Interrogation Program Report
Veterans For Peace issued a statement praising the recent release of a U.S. Senate report detailing incidents of torture and detention by the CIA. The organization, “ calls for a full investigation and accountability of officials at the highest levels for the authorizations and execution of torture...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Veterans Plan Armistice Day Events in Cities Across the U.S. and in the U.K.
St. Louis, MO. Veterans For Peace chapters across the United States and in the United Kingdom are gathering to celebrate the original Armistice Day. Fighting ceased in the "war to end all wars" on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, ending World War I. The horror and...
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Veterans For Peace Demands Justice for Michael Brown, Jr.
Veterans For Peace has joined with a coalition of St. Louis community organizations calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. The national office of Veterans For Peace, located in St. Louis, has issued...
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Veterans to Deliver Letter to Israeli Ambassador
July 21 - Members of Veterans For Peace will deliver a letter to Israel's Embassy, 3514 International Dr. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, at 1:30 pm Monday afternoon, July 21. The letter calls on the government of Israel to immediately halt the bombing of Palestinian civilians and to withdraw all its...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Iraq Veterans Warn Obama: Military Intervention Will Be a Disaster
WHEN : 1 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 19 WHERE : NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (Lisagor Rm.), Washington, DC, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor WHO : ROSS CAPUTI and MATT SOUTHWORTH , Iraq War Veterans TIM KAHLOR , Father of 2-tour Iraq veteran with PTSD RAY MC GOVERN , former CIA Intelligence Analyst
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Veterans Oppose US Troop Deployments near Ukraine
The deployment of U.S. troops to Poland and the Baltics is causing alarm among U.S. military veterans, who fear that ratcheting up military tensions near conflicted Ukraine could lead to a war between the U.S. and Russia, two nuclear-armed powers. Veterans For Peace is warning against further escalation of the conflict.
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