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Veterans for Peace

A Vietnam Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

War -- conflict resolution by violence. Memorial Day -- a day to remember those killed in wars. More than remembering, Memorial Day is reality for me. That reality began in 2003 and was amplified in 2013.

Close Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention and Return from the Dark Side

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The president's pledge last May to close Guantanamo came amidst a mass hunger strike at the prison by men protesting their indefinite detention. Since then only a handful of men have been released from Guantanamo, where hungers strikes and brutal force-feedings continue.

Video: Arrests at Bush Library

Dennis Trainor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Code Pink, Backbone Campaign, and dozens of supporters escorted protestors costumed as George W. Bush & Dick Cheney into the hands of the Dallas police who gladly arrested the duo.

Scott Camil: Internationally Known Winter Soldier Finds Peace With War Buddies

Steve Karras | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Steve Karras

In a sense, Camil has always been "under fire." He has repeatedly endured the painful rejection of former comrades and been called a traitor by ex-active duty marines.

Veterans For Peace Convention: Young Vets Don't Have Time For Activism

Miami Herald | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact

With pamphlets and peace buttons, bumper stickers and self-published books, the gray-haired veterans and eager young activists at the Veterans For Pea...

David Sands

Veterans Use Memorial Day To Promote Peace Messsage

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 05.28.2012 | Detroit

Members of a local veterans group will place more than 200 cross-shaped markers on the grounds of Livonia's Nehasil Park Monday to mark the lives of M...

Cut It Out: An Open Letter to Black Bloc Anarchists

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago
Carl Gibson

You didn't stop war, end capitalism, or even get close to the NATO summit. All you did was attract more riot police to an otherwise peaceful event, leading to kettlings, beatings and arrests. Way to go.

A Memorial Day Remembrance of Peace Activist Soldiers

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Doug Bradley

On Memorial Day, I remember some of the most ardent and intense peace enthusiasts I've ever known: U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

11/11/11 Will Be Celebrated as Originally Intended: As Armistice Day!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

It's too bad Americans, as a whole, unlike Europeans, have forgotten this important history of Armistice Day and in fact have reverted to celebrating war as heroic.

How You Can Help Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet Critically Injured At 'Occupy Oakland'

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was injured after being hit in the head with a police projectile at Occupy Oakland. Olsen's family is waiting to see i...

Veteran "Frightened" by Americans Cheering Osama's Death

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Marco Frucht joined the U.S. Army in 1988, he was 24-years-old. Monday night Frucht drove to the site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and left behind his 4th Infantry Division patch and -- he hopes- - the rest of his anger.

The "Golden Rule" will Sail Again

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence Wittner

The Golden Rule, the legendary 30-foot ketch that once terrified U.S. government officials, will return to the seas again this coming summer.

1,200 Crosses Say No to Afghanistan War

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The movement to rethink the Afghanistan War is picking up steam. The Aug. 8 demonstration in Santa Barbara is just one example of the growing discontent and the creative actions by local activists to express it.

Military Sexual Trauma - Seeking Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

While embedded with Marines during the invasion of Iraq, journalist Mercedes Gallego was cautioned that it was not safe to be alone. The reason, the servicewomen explained, was fear of being raped.

Mothers and Soldiers: Healing the Bonds Destroyed by War

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Avard

Susan Galleymore is the author of Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror. She made international headlines as she traveled to Iraq to visit her son stationed in the Sunni Triangle.

Cheney Center At University Of Wyoming Draws Protests

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A decision by the University of Wyoming to name a new center for international students for former Vice President Dick Cheney i...

Why I Won't Go Back

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

It is true that as a soldier it is not your job to question the nature of a mission, but what if that mission violates your morality so much you cannot reconcile it with your most basic beliefs?