August 28, 2015
Veterans For Peace, a major peace organization of veterans in the U.S., welcomed the announcement on Tuesday, August 25th of an inter-Korean agreement to de-escalate the current military tensions in Korea.
Among the items agreed to, the South agreed to stop its anti-North propaganda broadcasts in the DMZ, while the North agreed to end its “semi-state of war.” <Full Statement>
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Congress has to vote on the Iran nuclear deal by September 17, and we need your help to ensure that they vote in favor of this historic agreement. Popular Resistance and Code Pink
are hosting a Picnic For Peace with Iran event in DC with different sectors of the community who care about peace for a fun action that is visible to the press. Veterans For Peace is organizing a table for the picnic. Please join us. RSVP here.
WHEN: August 30, 2015 at 4pm – 6pm
WHERE: Lafayette Park
16th St & Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC , DC 20006
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For more information contact the national office at 314-725-6005.
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Click here to view a list of events the Golden Rule has scheduled along the west coast Aug 28th through Oct 15th.
Dates of travel: Mar 14 - Mar 30, 2016
Each year since 2012, members of Việt Nam's Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160 of Veterans For Peace invite up to 20 veterans, non-veterans, spouses & peace activists to come to Việt Nam for an insider's 2-week tour. The Hoa Binh chapter is the first & only overseas VFP chapter of American veterans living in Việt Nam!
The mission of the tour is to address the legacies of America’s war, as well as visit a beautiful country & form lasting ties of friendship & peace.
For more information, email Nadya Williams @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Women veterans of all ages are invited to join this free memoir-writing workshop designed to help them craft their military stories through prose or poetry.
This is a 12-session class, running from October 2015 until March 2016, will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 304 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Dates: October 6 & 20; November 3 & 17; December 1 & 15; January 5 & 19; February 2 & 16; March 1 & 15.
For more information, contact Shari Wagner at email@example.com.
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In This Issue:
Please welcome Chapter 175 - The Casey Sheehan - Tomas Young Chapter. Chapter 175 is located in Janesville, WI on the South Central Wisconsin Stateline.
Members/Supported of Tijuana, Mexico Chapter 176We would also like to announce and welcome Chapter 176 - Tijuana, Mexico. Chapter 176 is made up of U.S deported veterans currently residing in Tijuana.
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2015 marks 50 years since U.S. ground troops entered the war in Vietnam -- and 40 years since they left! Wear this beautiful apparel to call for all commemorations to offer Full Disclosure of the Vietnam War.
VFP Albuquerque, NM Chapter 63 member, Sally Alice Thompson and Dr. Hakim Zamir release white doves symbolizing peace prior to a presentation by former CIA agent turned peace activist Ray McGovern at Albuquerque Mennonite Church this week. <Article courtesy of Alburquerque Journal>
VFP San Francisco Chapter 69 member, Michael Wong, shows support for the “comfort women” memorial being considered in San Francisco. The term ‘comfort women’ refers to an estimated 200,000 women and young girls who were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during its colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II. <Article>
Members of VFP Rochester NY Chapter 23 rallied in support of the Iran Nuclear Deal. <Tv Spot>
Aug 27 - 28 - Anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact
Aug 28 - Oct 15 - Golden Rule Schedule of Events
Sep 21 - International Peace Day in your city
Sept 24 - 30 - Iowa Speaking Tour with Ray McCovern and Coleen Rowley
Oct 7 - Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan
Oct 9-24 - Maine Walk For Peace
Nov 20-22, 2015 - SOA Watch 25th Anniversary Vigil
Did you know?
In 1991, VFP Chapters and members organized University teach-Ins, town meetings, panel discussions and Congressional postcard/call -in campaigns nationally to debate the Gulf War.
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