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, July 12, 2011
Trial for 19 Peace Activists Postponed After Impasse in Courtroom
The pro se trial scheduled to begin today for 19 peace activists – including members of Veterans for Peace and one World War II veteran – stemmed from arrests made on March 19, 2011, on the sidewalk near the White House, and has been postponed after the two sides disagreed on the version of the law that should be used in the trial.
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Monday, April 25, 2011
Obama Declares Manning Guilty Before Trial
President Barack Obama said on April 21 that PFC Bradley Manning “broke the law.” (at :47 http://youtu.be/IfmtUpd4id0 ) This statement casts serious doubt on whether Manning can receive a fair trial from officers subordinate to Obama, their Commander-in-Chief.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Veterans For Peace Demands Apology From Secretary of State
Just minutes after Secretary Clinton began a speech lauding freedom of the internet, two security personnel forcefully removed an audience member wearing a Veterans For Peace t-shirt who had silently stood and turned his back to her. Ray McGovern, a 71-year old veteran , and former CIA analyst was violently grabbed and forcibly removed from the auditorium in direct view of Mrs. Clinton.
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Monday, December 13, 2010
US Military Veterans to Lead Civil Resistance at White House
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.
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Friday, October 01, 2010
Banner-Drop on Pennsylvania Avenue: "Mr. Obama: End These Fucking Wars! War is the Obscenity"
Today at 1:00pm eastern time, U.S. military veterans hung an enormous banner on the front of the Newseum, wrapping their message around the First Amendment chiseled in five stories of limestone.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
VFP Appalled at Recent FBI Raids
Like other peace advocates, Veterans For Peace is appalled by the heavy-handed actions of the FBI in raiding the homes of anti-war activists. We would also be astonished by those actions were it not for the FBI's long history of harassing peaceful dissent. From the disgraced leadership of J. Edgar Hoover down to these 2010 raids in Minneapolis and Chicago, the Bureau has allowed itself to become the dark agent of stifling democratic opposition to America's embarrassing military adventures abroad and its resistance to equality at home.
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010
The Speech That Anti-War Veterans Would Have Given...
A veteran's perspective makes it clear that two major points must be made in response to President Obama's announcement regarding combat troops leaving Iraq. First, there is no such thing as "non combat troops." It is a contradiction in terms. It is internally inconsistent. It is illogical. It is simply not true.
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Friday, June 25, 2010
On the 60th Anniversary of an Ongoing War, with Signs of Present-Day Increased US Military Buildup, Veterans of the Korean War Call for a Real Peace Treaty
The rising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula prove again the urgent need to achieve permanent peace in Korea. Veterans For Peace (VFP) continues to call for the replacement of the outdated Armistice Agreement with a true peace treaty.
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Monday, May 31, 2010
Veterans For Peace's Response to Armed Attack on Aid Flotilla
The world is reacting in righteous outrage at this moment to Israel's high seas attack on an international aid flotilla, reportedly killing up to 20 people escorting tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza in an effort to break Israel's three-year blockade. "Made in the U.S.A." is stamped on the weapons commandos used to kill and wound the international peace activists.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Veterans Return to Vietnam to Study Agent Orange
Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign (VAORRC), a project of Veterans for Peace (VFP), is sponsoring a fact-finding delegation of US veteran leaders that will be in Vietnam from March 28 to April 8, 2010. The delegation will survey the lingering effects of dioxin-laced herbicides like Agent Orange sprayed by U.S. forces during the American War on the people, animals and environment of Vietnam. The delegation will be hosted by Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA).
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