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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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Large Majority of U.S. Peace Activists Express Disappointment to Nobel Committee
On December 9th, representatives of several dozen U.S. antiwar groups posted an open letter to the Nobel Committee expressing regret that President Obama, so close upon his receipt of this honor, has opted to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan with the deployment of 30,000 additional troops .
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
United Anti-War Movement Tells Obama: NO ESCALATION!
On November 30th, representatives of 34 antiwar groups delivered an open letter to President Obama strongly opposing his anticipated decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan with the commitment of tens of thousands of additional U.S. troops.
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Monday, November 09, 2009
National Antiwar Groups Issue Call to Action for Protests Before and After Obama Afghan Escalation Decision
Groups that have sponsored some of the largest demonstrations against war in Iraq and Afghanistan today issued a "Call to Action," urging their members to protest as soon as possible President Obama's expected announcement of a troop escalation in Afghanistan, and again the day following an announcement.
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Press Conference and Action for 'Rape in the Military Awareness Week'
Time: 10:30am, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Location: In front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Station, Times Square, Broadway and 42nd, New York City, NY Participants: Ann Wright, Colonel, 29 year veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserves Leah Bolger, retired US Navy Commander and National Vice President of Veterans for Peace Sandra Lee, US Army soldier survivor of sexually assault while in the military Eve Ensler, author and playwright of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day
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Friday, October 09, 2009
Veterans React to President Obama Receiving Nobel Peace Prize
“Once you had to help lead one of the most important social movements in U.S. history or minister to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Now you can promise change and international cooperation while ordering more drone bombings that kill innocent civilians -- and still get a Nobel Peace Prize. There’s something wrong with this picture.” That was how the head of a national group of military veterans today reacted to the news that President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Veterans Sparking Renewed Activism in Peace Movement
Veterans For Peace is stoking renewed activism in the U.S. peace movement, with the arrests of VFP's top leadership at yesterday's White House protest and numerous activities scheduled by VFP chapters around the country coinciding with tomorrow's eighth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.
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Monday, October 05, 2009
Veterans For Peace Joins Anti-War Coalition to Demonstrate at the White House to Demand End to Afghan War and Occupation
A national veterans' group, Veterans For Peace, joins other peace and justice organizations to mark that the U.S. led war in Afghanistan begins its ninth year next week and say "No to War in Afghanistan. No to Torture and Vengeance," and engage in a day of nonviolent direct action on Monday, October 5th.
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Friday, October 02, 2009
Who Decides About War?
"Who Decides About War" will confront essential questions raised by the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. These questions are timely, as the process that brought the United States into those wars is widely recognized today as having been flawed at best, dishonest at worst.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Veterans Press for Complete Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq
Veterans For Peace, a national organization of military service veterans, responded to events in Iraq with the following statement from its president, Mike Ferner. "As of yesterday, all U.S. troops are supposed to be out of Iraq's cities - except for Baghdad where municipal borders were redrawn so some troops can remain, and Mosul where some will remain as 'advisers.'
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Monday, June 29, 2009
Veterans Call For Release of Detainee Abuse Photos
Three military veteran organizations call on the Obama Administration to release photographs depicting abuse of detainees in U.S. custody. Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Common Sense wrote a joint letter to President Obama describing how releasing the pictures is crucial to U.S. national security, upholding international law and safe guarding democracy at home.
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