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Podcast (VN-E30): “What am I doing here? This is crazy!” – Brian Willson
“I’d probably seen somewheres between 700 to 900 dead Vietnamese, most of whom were children or very young people. I was both shocked and sickened.”
Global Day of Protest: No War On Iran! Sat. Jan. 25th
For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action.
Twin Dangers Facing Humanity
A short (11 min.) video produced by World BEYOND War outlining the two biggest dangers the world faces. Narrated by Martin Sheen.
Bipartisan bill to end mandatory draft registration introduced
HR5492 is the most comprehensive anti-draft bill introduced in Congress since the 1980 reinstatement of Selective Service registration.
We Are Not Your Soldiers tour to high schools and colleges
We Are Not Your Soldiers and World Can’t Wait is organizing speaking events for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans at schools nationwide.
“Close Guantanamo NOW” event, Los Angeles, Jan. 10
Join us at the LA Federal Building on Jan 10, 2020, to mark 18 years of torture and human rights violations at Guantanamo.
End Of Year Fundraising Update and Newsletter
January 2020 PDF newsletter now available! Your end-of-year donation today is critically important to our ability to move forward with our mission.
Podcast (VN-E29): “What did I do that you’re thanking me for?” – Camillo Bica
“We would certainly rather think ourselves heroes rather than murderers or dupes,” shares Vietnam Veteran Dr. Bica, former Marine Officer.
Podcast (VN-E28): “Very jarring and brutal and dehumanizing” – Gerry Condon
Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace President, spoke out against the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, refused orders, and lived and organized six years in exile.
Podcast (VN-E27): “Within a few months nothing made sense” – Bill Ehrhart
“When they tell stories to their children of the evil that awaits misbehavior, is it me they conjure?” Vietnam Veteran Bill Ehrhart, writer and poet.
Chelsea Manning on her opposition to the grand jury process
“I object to the use of grand juries … to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good.”
Podcast (VN-E26): “You can’t be afraid to speak out” – Scott Camil
After serving two tours in Vietnam, Marine Scott Camil began speaking out and organizing with Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The FBI tired to kill him.
Anti-war coalition declares: It’s time to end draft registration once and for ALL!
The Military Service Commission is at work right now to determine the fate of Draft Registration, and they need to hear from you! Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019.
Letters of support for clemency needed for Reality Winner
Friends of Reality Winner are preparing to file a petition of clemency on behalf of the election hacking whistleblower.
Podcast (VN-E25): “Veterans need to tell their stories” – Dan Shea
Vietnam combat veteran Daniel Shea on his time in Vietnam, Agent Orange, and post traumatic stress.
Army recruitment now based on student debt
The US Army wants 25,000 more troops. Preying on low income high schoolers and the student loan crisis is apparently how they intend to do it.
Podcast (VN-E24): “I just couldn’t have any part of it” – Bob Musil, former Army Captain
“Over 4,000 junior officers … brought suit against the Secretary of Defense for war crimes, who carried out demonstrations, who were quite active in their opposition.”
Podcast (VN-E23): “All I did was open my mouth,” Ahmad Daniels sentenced to a decade in military prison
Marine Ahmad Daniels was sentenced to a decade in prison for speaking to other servicemen about the injustices he saw and questioning military authority.
Climate change actions offer hope
We know that if we stay focused on dismantling US militarism, this can have monumental positive consequences on climate change.
Podcast (VN-E22): Al Glatkowski’s anti-war high seas mutiny aboard the SS Columbia Eagle
Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
Climate Justice is Peace Justice
Join the 2019 Global Climate Strike Sept. 20-27; youth-led actions Sept. 20. Militarism is killing us and our planet. Resist extinction.
Global ClimateStrike social media images
Largest producer of greenhouse gases on Earth? US Military — Anti-militarism themed images for social media. It’s time for a rebellion on hope.
End the war on immigrants and citizens of color
Trump Admin has unleashed ICE in unprecedented ways. Military forced to support concentration camps, as well as border deployments.
Podcast (VN-E21): “It was easier to kill people than lay down the gun” -Suel Jones
“I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it’s always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me.”