Tag Archives: Veterans for Peace

What Veterans Said On Veterans Day

A post from Nov. 11, 2010. Ed said we should wage peace and call it Armistice Day instead of Veterans’ Day. “Frustrated because the population is so easily convinced that war is patriotic,” said Tom. Jacqueline spoke about being in … Continue reading

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Patriotism does not belong to a political party. Veterans pay attention to where the country is going, engage in public discourse, and believe it is our responsibility to do so. Patriotism, concerns itself with ethics, law, and devotion to the … Continue reading

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My Lai 50 Years Later

After a shift at the farm I drove to the Coralville Public Library to see the exhibit about the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968. Created by Mac MacDevitt, and sponsored by the Chicago chapter of Veterans for Peace, … Continue reading

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Hand on the Button

What do U.S. nuclear abolitionists do when the administration has no plans other than vaguely stated goals of “modernizing the nuclear complex” and spending money on a missile defense system that has never been proven to work? Focus on a … Continue reading

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It’s Not Memorial Day

We can end the witch hunt because it’s been found in the person of Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer. I had hoped our first female speaker would be different from other politicians. Those hopes were dashed as she proved herself … Continue reading

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Civilians Should Control Our Military

Civilian control of the military is an American value our president doesn’t appear to share. A report last Friday from the American-led military coalition in Iraq indicated scores of non-combatant civilians huddled in basements for protection had been killed in … Continue reading

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On Being a Veteran

My 1975 enlistment in the U.S. Army had everything to do with how screwed up the military was coming out of Vietnam. I asked myself, if regular people didn’t step up and fix the mess, who will? I almost didn’t … Continue reading

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