Message from Scott Olsen, Vet for Peace injured at Occupy Oakland protests

(excerpt from) SF Appeal Former Marine Injured In #OccupyOakland Demonstration Releases Statement A former U.S. Marine injured in Occupy Oakland demonstrations last month released his first public statement on Sunday after he was released from the hospital last week. [Scott] Olsen posted the statement on Google Plus Sunday morning, accompanied by a picture of himself […]

Action Alert: Make phone calls for stop-lossed soldier being sent back to Iraq

Action Alert : See phone number and talking points at “read more” The U.S. military plans to extradite stop-lossed Iraq veteran and IVAW member, Marc Hall, to Iraq “within a few days” to face court martial for allegedly threatening military officers in a protest rap song he made.

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse this Friday

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Friday, December 11, 2009 at 8pm First United Methodist Church in Amityville $7 suggested donation, more if possible, less if necessary. Music by: George Mann (Singer/songwriter, labor singer, friend and supporter of the late Julius Margolin) Poetry by: Kathaleen Donnelly Presentation on a project for veterans by: George Mann Finale music by: George […]

Veteran’s Day Op Ed: The Violence Within is the Veteran without

Below is an Op-Ed from Matthis Chiroux, war resister. The photos are from my local Veteran’s Day Parade. I will post more thoughts and photos about Veteran’s Day later. – KW The Violence within is the Veteran without Sent to Matthis Chiroux’s FaceBook group: here. It’s time to take care of your troops, America. We […]

Troops’ Absentee Ballots Are Not Always Counted

On Memorial Day, this is a good example to me of hypocrisy. Many people in government say “support our troops” in order to promote war. But, when it comes to genuinely helping our troops and our veterans, they do not do enough. What an outrage that a citizen could be sent overseas to fight “for […]

Iraq Veterans say End the War NOW!

OUR TROOPS AND IRAQIS ARE STILL DYING An Open Letter to the Peace/Anti-War Movement from Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans For Peace After six years of war and the historic election of a new President, we as veterans, military and Gold Star families felt an urgent need to reach […]

Live: Veterans for Peace take over national archives

This is wild! The Veterans for Peace have decided to show how our illegal wars are violating our Constitution. The VFP is streaming their action live! Interesting: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warcrimes

Tues. Oct. 21st on WBAI 99.5FM: Hempstead 15 Veteran: Matthis Chiroux

From the account of Matthis Chiroux at the very bottom of this post. The two questions that the veterans wanted to bring to the Presidential Debate at Hofstra: I [Matthis Chiroux] planned on asking Barack Obama if he would back up his assessment of the occupation of Iraq as illegal by supporting servicemembers who would […]

Letter to politicians about veterans arrested at Hofstra Debate

(CNN coverage with video and photos is here.) Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters, Veterans For Peace Long Island is sending the attached letter to Congresswoman McCarthy (Hofstra is in her district), both NY Senators, both Presidential Candidates, the Commissioner of Nassau Police, etc. expressing our outrage at the action of Nassau County Police on October […]

Video from Hofstra: A veteran who is for peace speaks out

This is part of a series of 12 videos at youtube concerning the arrest of 15 demonstrators, including 10 veterans for peace, who were trying to bring questions to the two candidates at the Hofstra debate. I only watched a couple of the videos. This one explained the story a little bit. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfRSF_U7mE]

Fri. Sept 19th: Veterans for Peace hold Iraq Moratorium demo

Friday, September 19th marks the one year anniversary of the Iraq Moratorium. Veterans For Peace Long Island will demonstrate for peace on this date from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Armed Service Plaza, H. Lee Dennison Building on Route 347 in Hauppauge. We invite members of all organizations, and all individuals who love America and concerned […]

Veterans for Peace LI meets Tues. Sept. 9th at Shelter Rock

Veterans for Peace Long Island will hold an open meeting on Tues. Sept. 9th from 7pm – 9:30pm at the Shelter Rock Unitarian.

Huffington Post: Cynthia McKinney Exposes Soldiers Testing Positive to Depleted Uranium

R. B. Stuart: Green Party Admits Soldiers Testing Positive to Depleted Uranium On July 12, 2008, Green Party Presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney acknowledged depleted Uranium, white phosphorus and cluster bombs in her acceptance speech. She said, “Those that delivered us into this mess can not be trusted to get us out of it.” McKinney addresses […]

Reflections on Winter Soldier

The video below is of a poster created a year before Winter Soldier. I believe it resonates with the stories that the soldiers and veterans have been describing this week at the National Labor College in Maryland. And, I thought it might provide some artistic catharsis for other people who have been experiencing the Winter […]