Tag Archives: Veterans for Peace

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day to Perpetuate Peace

Those of us who know war are compelled to work for peace.

Chris Hedges: “The Rats Revolt” by Ralph Nader

It is only when the elites become afraid of us that there will be any hope of destroying corporate power. Politics, as Nader understands, is a game of fear.

Aida Touma Suleiman speaks on Israel/Palestine at the Veterans for Peace Annual Convention

What’s really going on in Israel. A new law denying Palestinian rights.

You are invited to Join Veterans for Peace for their Annual Conference and Free Public Events in St. Paul

Workshops, panels, plenaries, an art exhibit, poetry, world peace, global issues, national speakers, end all wars, and more!

Humanity at a Crossroads: Omnicide or Citizens Decide? by Polly Mann

…more than 11,000 Minnesotans have now signed [the Ban Nuclear Weapons petition] in more than 300 cities and towns

Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

Whither the Anti-war Movement?

The duopoly succumbed to the war machine, while organized resistance got pushed to the fringe.

ACTION: Ban Nuclear Weapons!

Taking action is extremely important, especially in light of talk to withdrawal from the Iran deal and provocations of the U.S. toward North Korea.

Ray McGovern, David Swanson, and Daniel Ellsberg discuss Stone’s “Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune”

Includes references to the current Novick/Burns series on Vietnam.   

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

Outlawing War – Let St. Paul Know About the Kellogg-Briand Pact

GEOGRAPHY OF THE HEART By Steve Mckeown  Veterans for Peace Newsletter  Summer 2017 On August 5th, come join us at the St. Paul Farmers Market from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to hand out leaflets to let people know about this street named after the only person from Minnesota to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

The Great Correction – Eliza Gilkyson (Music Video)

Thanks, once again, for your musical commentary about our bewildering world; your heartfelt lyrics, simple strong guitar work–support for us resisters. (A viewer comment on the video page)

THE FUGS – “Exorcism of the White House” (2017 Videos)

OUT DEMONS OUT!!! In 1967, one of America’s most original bands, The Fugs, went to Washington D.C. on a mission to levitate the Pentagon and exorcise the evil war-mongers who were expanding the Vietnam War. NOW – 50 years later, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Scott Petito, Steve Taylor and Coby Batty) have returned to save […]

Hate Crimes, Resistance, and Revolutionaries: Stories by Chris Hedges (Videos)

Chris Hedges on religious extremism and hate crimes, resistance to fascism, and true revolutionaries.

VFP Condemns U.S. Refusal to Particpate in U.N. Negotiations about Nuclear Weapons

VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. | Veterans for Peace

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. By Veterans for Peace Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! “War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”– Major General Smedley Butler, USMC May 29 and 30, 2017  Washington DC May 29, 2017:  Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall • […]

Ann Wright | Standing Rock to Palestine: Eyewitness Report on U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad (Video)

Ann Wright talks about her experiences at Standing Rock, in North Korea, Gaza/Palestine, and more…

Flowers and Zeese | Militarism and Violence are So Yesterday: It’s Time to Make Peace the Reality

Not only is violence destructive, but when we harm others, we cause harm to ourselves.

Standing Rock: At the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion

Standing Rock: Protest and Prayer