MARCH 2014

Saturday, March 8th 2014
International Women’s Day Event

Women Against Repression & Occupation
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War

The Union of Progressive Iranians presents a talk by

Dr. Michael Parenti on

“Capitalism and the Myth of Prosperity and Democracy”

Reception: 5 pm with presentation beginning at 6:30 pm

at the Echo Park United Methodist Church
1226 North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

Contact: Union of Progressive Iranians 323-679-5023

Mission Statement of Arlington West Memorial

  • To remember the fallen and wounded
  • To acknowledge the human cost of war
  • To provide a place to grieve
  • To encourage dialogue among people with varied points of view
  • Educate the public about the needs of those returning from war


Veterans For Peace Los Angeles Office

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Veterans For Peace,
Los Angeles Chapter
1727 Hauser Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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Office and Alternate Phone Numbers

Office (323) 934-3451 (office hours 9am-3pm M-F)
FAX: (323) 931-1896

Veterans For Peace Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Donations are tax-deductible

Veterans For Peace Statement of Purpose

We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others:

  • To increasing public awareness of the costs of war.
  • To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
  • To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
  • To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
  • To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.


You do not need to be a veteran in order to join Veterans For Peace, nor do you need to be a member of Veterans For Peace in order to volunteer on the Arlington West project. We do, however, invite all who embrace our vision and Statement of Purpose to join us.

If you ARE a veteran or are currently serving on active duty, you might consider joining Veterans For Peace. If you are on active duty, there is nothing in the regulations that prohibit your voluntary membership in this organization. For more information on your rights under the UCMJ, see our Active Duty Resources page here. Just because you signed that bottom line on your contract does not mean you gave up all the rights you would otherwise be entitled to if you were not in the military. If you are not already familiar with the UCMJ and your Constitutional rights under the UCMJ, cease the moment to learn more and assert your rights.

If you are NOT a veteran, you can join Veterans For Peace by becoming an Associate Member. Simply follow Step 1 below, fill out the application, and send that along with your Associate Member contribution to the national Veterans For Peace mailing address shown below. You may also join online by going to the national Veterans For Peace web site.

Follow steps 1-3 below to become a member of Veterans For Peace:

Step 1: Download the VFP Membership application here. Acrobat Reader

Step 2: A copy of your DD-214 is required for membership.


Don't have a copy of your DD-214 military discharge documents?
Please visit the National Personnel Records Center web site here to obtain one.

Step 3: Send your VFP Membership application along with a copy of your DD-214 military discharge paper or proof of active duty service via regular mail to the national office of Veterans For Peace along or send it to our local office and we'll send it for you.

All Veterans for Peace Local Chapters are joined through the national office at:

National Veterans For Peace Office & Web Site

Veterans For Peace
216 South Meramec Ave
St. Louis MO 63105

Tel: (314) 725-6005
FAX (314) 725-7103
Web site:

Find local VFP Chapters in your city or State here: VFP Chapters

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