Music, Poetry & Resistance With Our Mates
From Across the Pond
~Veterans For Peace UK~
Jim Radford, Ben Griffin & Karl Hemming
with Mike Prysner, S. Brian Willson &
Singer-Songfighter Ross Altman
MONDAY - AUGUST 3, 2015
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Los Angeles
2936 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
2nd floor - wheelchair accessible & parking available
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Endorsers: Addicted to War,
MLK Coalition of Greater LA,
Justice for Filipino American Veterans,
Project Great Futures,
Topanga Peace Alliance,
Military Families Speak Out,
Office Of The Americas, LA Laborfest
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VETERANS FOR PEACE
A NON-PROFIT, NON-PARTISAN & NON-SECTARIAN
“The point of public relations slogans like ‘Support our troops’ is that they don't mean anything. That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean anything: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk about.” ~Noam Chomsky
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.
HOW TO JOIN VETERANS FOR 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 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.
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 doesn't mean you gave up all the rights you would otherwise be entitled to if you were not in the military.
Follow steps 1-3 below to become a member of Veterans For Peace:
Step 1: Download the VFP Membership application here.
Step 2: A copy of your DD-214 is required for membership.
HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY OF YOUR DD-214
Don't have a copy of your 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: www.veteransforpeace.org
Find local VFP Chapters in your city or State here:
Be sure to visit our brothers and sisters over at Iraq Veterans Against the War.org.
Changing the World Begins With You
Career US Army soldier asks,
“Why am I carrying an M-16
in the Garden of Eden?”