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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History”

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History” For years, I have railed against the wholesale use and abuse of certain inescapable terms in the popular lexicon of American discourse.  Along with certain obscenities that continue to nibble away at my own vocabulary, “The Economy” is one that stands out.  Pundits, politicians and pedagogues seem to […]

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Truth in Recruitment and Militarism Awareness Workshop

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  During the annual Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference; Jessica and Monce held a workshop about Truth in Recruitment and Militarism Awareness. The objectives of this workshop were too identify a shared definition of militarism and its impacts around the world, identify ways to talk about Truth in Recruitment with high school students and […]

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Fear, Itself and Other Dangers

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Earlier in my lifetime, Americans had an affinity for memorable statements of their elected leaders. In spite of philosophical, political, and religious differences, we could be inspired by catch phrases, warnings, and imperatives like Kennedy’s, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do […]

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Drones Quilt Project Visits Spokane

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by Teresa Kinder Veterans for Peace and PJALS brought the Drone Quilt Project to Spokane in March, memorializing the civilian lives lost to US Drone strikes. From newborn babies and young children to the elderly, no one is safe from US drones. Five quilts were on display in the Community Building lobby, at our Peace […]

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War is God’s Way of Teaching Geography

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by Dana Visalli I recently flew from Seattle to Seoul, South Korea and thence to Hanoi, to join a two-week tour of Vietnam with Veterans for Peace (VFP). The tour is led by American veterans of the Vietnam War who now live in that country, working to in some way atone for the damage done […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops                It must have been several years ago because the signs we held said “Free Bradley Manning,” and we Vets for Peace didn’t have to defend Chelsea Manning’s transgender rights while bringing attention to the persecuted, military whistle-blower […]

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Warrior Songs Spokane hosts retreat and “A Public Listening”

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There are so many unacceptable costs of war from human life to the “demonic destructive suction tube” draining resources from our federal budget. While we continue to oppose each and every act of war, let us not also tell the truth about the costs incurred by veterans, their families, and our communities resulting from these […]

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Truth in Recruitment: a letter from Veterans for Peace member George Taylor

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Dear concerned citizens, Truth in Recruiting is a nationwide educational program sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Society of Friends, the War Resistance League and many other national groups.  It is an informational vehicle designed to present a more accurate and truthful presentation about enlistment into all branches of the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, […]

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