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We have stopped Trump’s militarism parade and will take back Armistice Day and secure the peace!

Join A Broad Coalition Of Peace, Justice and Freedom Groups To Secure the Peace and Restore Sanity.

https://youtu.be/jKVnur5DkdI       Join Us In Protest, Resistance and Revolution!

Currently Scheduled For Sunday Nov. 11th, 2018 In Washington DC and across the nation.

http://notrumpmilitaryparade.us/

HERE ARE OUR DEMANDS:

Stop the glorification of war.

Return Veteran’s Day to Armistice Day, a day to celebrate peace.

Divest from the war machine and use public dollars for human needs and protection of the planet.

End the wars at home and abroad.

EVENTS:

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 – Peace Concert and Peace Art at Catharsis, 5:00 pm to 1:00 am on the National Mall near the Washington Monument.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 – Rally and protest during the military parade along the route. Exact location to be determined.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 – Silent march led by veterans and military families. Location to be determined.

https://youtu.be/gp5JCrSXkJY


Marching for Peace, Justice and Freedom in November 2018

https://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/armistice-day

Veterans March for Justice...

SPREAD THE WORD:

DOWNLOAD A FLYER TO HAND OUT HERE

http://notrumpmilitaryparade.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ntmp-flyer-april-2018.pdf

STOP THE WARS AT HOME AND
ABROAD, DON’T GLORIFY THEM

President Trump ordered a military parade for November 11,
the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI.
Many groups are organizing to stop this parade, reclaim
Veteran’s Day as Armistice Day and call for demilitarization and
investment in programs that protect and support our
communities in positive ways and heal the climate crisis and
environmental degradation.

We are joining together to make the response to President Trump’s military parade bigger than the parade itself would have been.

Learn more at www.NoTrumpMilitaryParade.us.

MLK quoteWashington, D.C.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
7AM-3PM (approximately)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/222122648357373/

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that silenced the guns of the “war to end all wars,” we will march in silence to reclaim the Armistice Day promise of peace.

https://youtu.be/9XEnTxlBuGo   


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Contact Us  at Veterans For Peace

1404 North Broadway / St. Louis MO 63102

vfp@veteransforpeace.org

(314) 725-6005 (office)     (314) 227-1981 (fax)

Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day following the Korean War, most likely to energize the country for upcoming conflicts and to embolden young men who were subject to the draft.

https://worldbeyondwar.org/armisticeday/  

We are not attempting to ignore or discredit Veterans Day. However, we believe that Veterans Day has been seized by those who love war, profit and power; “honoring” veterans has simply become a one-day photo-op for generals, politicians, celebrities and mattress companies. We, the veterans, are the product of war. We demand peace.

https://twitter.com/vetspeacemarch

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The Veterans Peace March will be veteran-led. Supporters are urged to attend and march, but do so with respect to the veterans in the lead, and also respect the complete silence of the veterans as they march.

http://progressive.org/op-eds/on-armistice-day-let-us-celebrate-peace/

We will begin marching at 11AM, in silence, from the Washington Monument.

http://notrumpmilitaryparade.us/

how-isWe will be stopping to leave remembrance poppies at the:

• WWII Memorial

• Vietnam Veterans Memorial

• Vietnam Women╩╝s Memorial

• Lincoln Memorial

• Korean War Veterans Memorial

We will then cross the Memorial Memorial Bridge to Arlington National Cemetery where we will leave a poppies at selected grave sites.

Our goal is to challenge war. We will march in silence to counter the clamor for war. The remembrance poppies are to honor the warriors (Red), the massive civilian deaths (White), and the resisters who opposed the war (Black) ... and not the war.

https://www.justicewithpeace.org/node/7767

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Please join us in Waging Peace.

We are planning an action a day ahead of the parade and a nighttime concert prior to the parade. Is this the simple of it? Our focal point will be veterans and active duty soldiers as the core element, with supporting organizations backing our effort. We formed to counter Trump's parade ... but we recommend if Trump doesn't do a parade that we continue this work to still hold a March to reclaim Armistice Day as A Day To Remember and respect our fallen brothers and sisters throughout the world, in each country, and to never forget the folly of war. "

https://www.facebook.com/events/199226197326956/

peace2These demonstrations will take place in Washington D. C and across America. We must shut down unprovoked American

wars of aggression, secure the peace and invest in people and planet Earth.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/08/armistice-day-veterans-peace-boston

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To all Members and Supporters of Vietnam Veterans Against the War:
It's that time again!

The next issue of VVAW's *THE VETERAN* is due to be published in time for *VETERANS DAY.*
Thus issue we would specifically like articles on:

1) *How to fix the VA* - Give us your experiences - How have they changed over the years? Based on your use of the VA, how would you change it? 

2) *Nixon's Resignation - 40 Years Later* - VVAW members thoughts and reflections on Nixon - favorite anti-Nixon actions and stories - we know there's lots of them - Let's hear em.


Alliance Portal for Veterans for Peace
http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/vfp
 
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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."     D.D. Eisenhower

Veterans for Peace Forum
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I think our prescriptive position as US citizens is quite straight forward. The US to finally sign a peace agreement with North Korea replacing the old armistice, immediately renounce any further joint military exercises with the South Korean military, itself an historical creation of the US, guarantee its removal of nuclear land and sea-based missiles and weapons from Korea (and neighboring Japan, if any), and from the Yellow Sea (old name), East China Sea, and Sea of Japan.

This is has been the indispensable missing diplomatic policy needed for 60 years since the Armistice was signed on July 27, 1953. The fact that North Korea (originally a artificially divided from its temporary southern half in 1945) recently renounced the Armistice is simply because it has no meaning with the constant war posturing of the US and South Korea. The US has to make it clear its intentions for peace. The fact that the US is not likely to do this should in no way compromise our advocating what truly needs to happen for peace.

S. Brian Willson Brief Bio: excerpts from website;
see link for full bio: http://www.brianwillson.com/ autobiography/

Born on the 4th of July 1941, … My experience in Vietnam changed my life forever as was the case for so
many young men and women who found themselves struggling for physical and psychic survival in the jungles, rice paddies, and villages of Southeast Asia. ...I began to regularly express my opposition to the bombings and the large numbers of civilian villagers who were being murdered. I was in Vietnam five months when I was suddenly separated from my unit and ordered to return to the U.S. nearly one month ahead of schedule. With great difficulty, the Air Force and I tensely coexisted during the final year of my four-year commitment at an airbase in central Louisiana. You want to learn more –
read “Blood on the Tracks-The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson”

Robert Projansky Brief Bio:

Robert was in the military during the Korean war era and is now a member of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, he is an actor, an attorney and teacher of Shakespeare.

Daniel Shea
Veterans For Peace
Blog: http:// dsheavfp72.wordpress.com/
www.veteransforpeace.org
www.vfp72.org
Free Bradley Manning
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We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children – Howard Zinn


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