CALENDAR
NOVEMBER 2018

new 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 11, 2018
8:00pm EST (5pm PT)
Join us as we make the connections between the weapons
on our streets and our militarized foreign policy.

Tuesday, November 6th gave us many reasons to celebrate;
the first Muslim and Native American women elected to Congress;
the youngest ever woman elected to Congress;
the passing of Amendment 4 in Florida to restore
voting rights to people previously convicted of a felony.

But yesterday, our celebrations were again overshadowed
by the devastating reality of violence in our communities: the gunning down
of 12 Americans at a bar in Thousand Oaks, CA by a Marine veteran.
This makes 307 mass shooting in 2018 alone.

Join us as we host a Town Hall on Militarism
with Free Speech TV and Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

Visit our webpage to see all
the ways to watch — DirectTV, Dish, Roku, Apple TV, Spectrum,
Fios and streaming online — and join us afterwards for a live
Twitter chat using the hashtag #DivestFromWar.

It's a great opportunity to gather with friends and allies and plan
a local #DivestFromWar action.

Contact Ryan@codepink.org for support planning your watch party.

In this Town Hall discussion, we also make the connection between the weapons industry
and the money it doles out to influence our elected officials
— both Democrats and Republicans.
Democratic Representative Adam Smith, slated to become the next chairperson
of the House Armed Services Committee, took a whopping $228,750 from
the weapons industry between 2017 and 2018! Knowing he was next in line to become
chair of this powerful committee, in the last weeks before the midterm elections,
General Dynamics lobbyists rushed to give him an extra $10,000.

Rep. Smith says he wants to decrease our nuclear arsenal and increase scrutiny of
Pentagon spending. Can we believe him when his bread is being buttered
by an industry that thrives on violence and war?
Join us in sending a message to Rep. Smith urging him to
stop taking money from weapons companies
.
It is unethical to make life and death decisions on
foreign policy while accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from
Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and other merchants of death.

See all the ways to watch our Town Hall on Militarism and mark your
calendar for Sunday night at 8:00pm EST.

We look forward to seeing you on Twitter afterwards!

Towards peace,
Ariel, Jodie, Medea and the entire CODEPINK team


VETERANS FOR PEACE
A NON-PROFIT, NON-PARTISAN & NON-SECTARIAN
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION


“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.

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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're a veteran or are currently serving on active duty, active or inactive Reserves, 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.

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.

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: VFP Chapters


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