Tag Archives: Veterans for Peace
WAMM has a proud history of saying “never a U.S. military intervention or war without an opposition.” By Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) was founded on January 16, 1982 at a conference at the Newman Center, which once stood on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in […]
Gary Butterfield from the Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism action group presents an overview of militarism and the climate crisis. To order bumper stickers contact Barry Riesch at firstname.lastname@example.org Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. Rise Up Times needs your help to bring you timely articles and information about […]
This fall will mark the 12th year CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace and allies have gathered at Creech Air Force Base for weeklong, nonviolent actions to resist the U.S. drone assassination program! About Shut Down Creech! Shut Down Creech! is a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, […]
With the new president and a new year, join us to organize and discuss strategies about “Where Do We Go From Here?”
By Steve McKeown Original to Rise Up Times Nukewatch Summer 2020 This coming August the National Veterans for Peace (VFP) Convention was to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Trinity bomb test in New Mexico. The theme of […]
“Then there was the powerful visual statement of Marine Corps veteran Todd Winn, twice wounded in Iraq, who stood for hours outside the Utah state capitol in the sweltering heat in full dress uniform with the message ‘I Can’t Breathe’ taped over his mouth.”
“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.”
Waging Peace Counters the Indoctrination of Youth: Vigil Outside the Gates of Camp Ripley, by Doug Olson
Camp Ripley: Home to a $4 million drone-training facility
Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).
Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will. —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]
VFP Chapter 27 members join the Close the DesMoines Drone Command Center action in Iowa
URGENT – JOIN THE SHUT DOWN CREECH SPRING ACTION – MARCH 30 TO APRIL 5, 2019 Recorded in 2016 during anti military drone protests at Creech Air Force base in Nevada, with Mike Rufo performing and members of Code Pink, Nevada Desert Experience and Veterans for Peace protesting. Nico Colombant Published on Dec 1, 2016 […]
Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.
Those of us who know war are compelled to work for peace.
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.
What’s really going on in Israel. A new law denying Palestinian rights.
…more than 11,000 Minnesotans have now signed [the Ban Nuclear Weapons petition] in more than 300 cities and towns