Tag Archives: VFP

Prominent Veterans Group Just Called On US Public to Say No to War

Letter: There is not a perfect solution to the tragedy of Afghanistan. War has been the norm for the people of Afghanistan for nearly 37 years. The answer to ending the violence there is political, not military. The U.S. must withdraw and give the nation of Afghanistan back to the people of Afghanistan.

▶ Veterans For Peace 30th Anniversary Slideshow

Veterans For Peace celebrates 30 years of waging peace in 2015. This slideshow was presented at the 2015 National Convention in San Diego, CA. Veterans For Peace Published on Aug 24, 2015   Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate […]

VFP UK: In Breach Of Military Law, Soldiers Secretly Become Pacifists

In a remarkable breach of military law, members of the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy have joined Veterans For Peace UK, which campaigns against armed conflict. By Mark Nicol, www.dailymail.co.uk  Popular Resistance.org  June 1st, 2014 Above photo: Easter Sunday launch of UK Veterans For Peace, IndyMedia.   Serving members of Britain’s Armed Forces have secretly joined […]

Evergreene Digest: ‘The Things They Carried’ is a Vietnam-era soldier’s somber look at war

Stephen D’Ambrose is superb in an emotional one-man show based on the Vietnam-era stories of Tim O’Brien. Helen Benedict’s play about women soldiers in Iraq gets a combustible staging by Austene Van at History Theatre.  John Townsend, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune Stephen D’Ambrose in Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried at History Theatre. Photo: Scott […]

▶ Veterans for Peace: Why We Are Here

Video of Veterans for Peace action in NYC at Vietnam Memorial. Moving testimony by veterans about why they continue to work for peace.     Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter […]

U.S. Public “Brainwashed” to hate Iran, President of Veterans for Peace

U.S. PUBLIC “BRAINWASHED” TO HATE IRAN, PRESIDENT OF VETERANS FOR PEACE SAYS “We have to reach out to the global community and get them to put pressure on the U.S. to prevent war against Iran.” posted by ValentineAnthony on Tue, 2012-08-14 As the World Sleeps By Sherwood Ross,http://www.astheworldsleeps.org MIAMI, FL — The president of a veterans’ anti-war organization […]

David Swanson> Lies, Damn Lies, and War Lies

Lies, Damn Lies, and War Lies By davidswanson – Posted on 10 August 2012   warisacrime.org Prepared remarks for Veterans For Peace Convention 2012. Prepared to follow remarks by Nicolas “Sandy” Davies Convention theme: “Liberating the Americas: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean” Remarks theme: “U.S. Military Expansion since the End of the Cold War” Accompanying powerpoint:  http://warisacrime.org/downloads/misleading2.pptx […]

David Swanson> Veterans For Peace Supports U.N. Committee in Questioning U.S. Recruitment, Killing of Children

Veterans For Peace Supports U.N. Committee in Questioning U.S. Recruitment, Killing of Children by David Swanson / July 9th, 2012   Dissident Voice Leah Bolger, President of Veterans For Peace, applauded a United Nations Committee this week for raising concerns about the recruitment of children into the U.S. military, the U.S. killing of children in […]

VFP> The Solution to the Nuclear “Crisis” with Iran is not Sanctions and War, It is a Middle East Free of All Nuclear Weapons

Statement of Veterans For Peace: The Solution to the Nuclear “Crisis” with Iran is not Sanctions and War, It is a Middle East Free of All Nuclear Weapons  We are once again on the verge of another disastrous war in the Middle East.  The United States and its allies in Europe and the Middle East, especially […]

Leah Bolger> Memorial Day: Pick Your Perversion

Memorial Day: Pick Your Perversion Leah Bolger    May 25, 2012    Veterans for Peace Memorial Day, originally known as “Decoration Day,” was created in the aftermath of the Civil War as a day to honor the memory and sacrifice of Union soldiers who had died in battle. It later broadened to include the theme […]

JFP> Poll: Support for Afghan war at new low | Palestinians demand UN action on hunger strikers | VFP/NATO & more

Just Foreign Policy Daily Summary Just Foreign Policy News, May 9, 2012 Actions and Featured Articles Action: More than 1600 Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Where is the State Department? Ten have been hospitalized; at least two have been characterized as “near death.” The prisoners are protesting “administrative detention” – detention without charge – […]