The environment has long been a silent casualty of war and armed conflict. From the contamination of land and the destruction of forests to the plunder of natural resources and the collapse of management systems, the environmental consequences of war are often widespread and devastating.” -Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general                       

War Industry Resisters Network: Week of Action!

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War is Not Green!

The U.S. Military: Planet Earth’s Greatest Enemy.*

The U.S. Military is poisoning our planet: the Air we breathe, the Water we drink, our Soil for food.

JOIN US!

Monday, April 18, 2022 5 to 6 pm
Governor’s Mansion, 1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul.

Featured speaker: Barry Riesch, VFP Chapter 27

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5 to 6 pm
Lake Street/Marshall Ave. Peace Bridge, St. Paul.

Featured speaker: Sue Ann Martinson, Rise Up Times, EMMAE

No Reporting = No Accountability

The Department of Defense (DOD) has over 800 bases and over 4,775 defense sites in the world. DOD owns 8.8 million acres in the U.S. alone with at least one base in each state.

For decades the U.S. military has contaminated the air, soil, and water worldwide, including in the states, by burning contaminants or dumping them in the ocean and then hiding or simply not reporting major pollution. Besides fossil fuels some of the contaminants are: bacteria, pathogens, metals such as lead and mercury, and PFAS flamethrowers.

Sponsored by the End Military Madness Against the Earth (EMMAE), an action group of Women Against Military Madness, and cosponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 and the End War Action Group of WAMM.

These events are in conjunction with The War Industry Resisters Network actions planned nationwide during Earth Day Week.

*Title of forthcoming movie from Abby Martin.

Women Against Military Madness 612-827-5364 • general@wamm.me • womenagainstmilitarymadness.org

Check out all the folks taking action nationwide during the Week of Action! (April 17th-24th).  Join a group near you!


Take Action for Earth Day

Tune into a VFP webinar: Averting Climate Catastrophe: No New Arms Race! April 22, 2022 at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT

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Every year on April 22nd, people celebrate and honor Earth Day through neighborhood clean-ups, community festivals, and projects to educate the public about the need to reduce our carbon footprint. Veterans For Peace has honored Earth Day by discussing how militarism impacts the environment. We hope to spread the message about the environmental costs of war, a topic that isn’t often discussed when leaders debate climate change and enact environmental policies. Instead of working for a cleaner, cooler future, our tax dollars are being spent on human death and environmental destruction.

Register for the webinar here!

Clearly, there are no winners in the terrible war in Ukraine — except one: U.S. and British military contractors who will carry their increased profits all the way to the bank.

Big Campaign contributions. 700 lobbyists. Militaristic think tanks. Government advisory boards. Hiring 1700 former Pentagon officials and stacking the government with their own people. These military contractors have numerous ways to determine Pentagon budgets, shape our foreign policy, create war fever, and pick our friends and enemies.

The result is $768,000,000,000. That’s $768 billion dollars. Democrats and Republicans in Congress just passed the most bloated military budget ever. That’s also $768 billion worth of new fossil fuel emissions to be created by the single biggest single source of carbon pollution on earth: the U.S. war machine.

The organizing for the new War Industry Resisters Network is full speed ahead.  We’ve had over a hundred folks join our organizing calls and over 500 join our previous webinar.  Join us as we continue to resist the dangerous war profiteering companies!

Check out all the folks taking action during the Week of Action! (April 17th-24th).  Join a group near you!

See more information on the War Industry Resisters Network


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