How Different Our Work Would Be in a Democracy

VFP members, like so many others in the struggle for peace and justice, are always on the defensive because corporations wield governing power and we are always reacting to them — fighting another specific weapons system, another invasion, another human rights violation. How Different Our Work Would Be in a Democracy Presenters: Mike Ferner, Greg Coleridge Part of the Veterans For Peace 2023 Online Convention We can be leaders in showing how we can do that work, while also overthrowing corporate rule so we [the people] are "running the show" and not the other way around. Mike Ferner More

Climate Crisis − Veterans Respond!

In a time of both wars/militarism and the climate crisis, VFP CCMP members and our allies are educating the public and taking action, on the street and online. Veterans For Peace has a unique and often much-appreciated perspective on these existential threats - we have presented over 120 slideshows and taken direct action in DC and NYC.

August 28th, 2023|Climate Crisis, Ecology|

It Must Be “Never Again”  Hiroshima and Nagasaki

As we approach the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the threat of using nuclear bombs as a means of warfare is real. The United States is supporting the rearmament of Japan. Europe is swimming toward war, spilling over from Ukraine. The United States (and its NATO allies) and Russia are actively fighting a proxy war in Ukraine. 

August 16th, 2023|Militarism, Military Madness|

Biden Says He’s “Practically” Declared Climate Emergency — But He Hasn’t

“Practically speaking, Biden has devastated communities and wildlife,” one frustrated climate advocate said. Biden Says He’s “Practically” Declared Climate Emergency — But He Hasn’t By Sharon Zhang  Truthout  August 9, 2023 President Joe Biden waves toward visitors watching the departure as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House July 28, 2023, in Washington, D.C.  DREW ANGERER / GETTY IMAGES Climate advocates are frustrated after President Joe Biden waved away the myriad calls for him to declare a climate emergency on Wednesday, refusing to use the full extent of his executive powers to combat the More

August 15th, 2023|Biden administration, climate change, Climate Crisis, Ecology|
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