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Submitted by staff on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 10:26am
|Vets for Peace members received an enthusiastic reception at the 4th of July parade in the Rock County town of Milton.|
The VFP contingent included members from around southeast Wisconsin, a "Peace is Patriotic" parade float, and "No More War" signs. Video by VFP member Norman Aulabaugh.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/10/2010 - 7:49am
|Mark Foreman of Milwaukee Vets for Peace speaks at a press conference in support of AB203. From left to right, veterans Dennis Coyier, John Carey and Tom Contrestan Photo: Paul McMahon|
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Vets for Peace members from Milwaukee, Madison, Sheboygan, Elkhorn, Belleville and Mt. Horeb converged on Madison March 9, to testify before the state Assembly's Veterans and Military Affairs committee in support of AB203, the Safeguard the Guard bill.
The bill would require the Governor to conduct a legal review of any federal request for troops from the Wisconsin National Guard, and to refuse any request determined to be unlawful.
Submitted by staff on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 9:50pm
Submitted by staff on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 10:32am
By Daniel Barlow
By Daniel Barlow
Vermont Press Bureau
March 9, 2010
MONTPELIER – Rep. Michael Fisher has spent the last four years talking about what he sees as the illegal use of the Vermont National Guard in overseas conflicts, with little luck in moving a bill that could challenge the practice.
He's now hoping lawmakers in Wisconsin might be more understanding.
Submitted by staff on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:47am
Wisconsin mayors John Dickert of Racine and Paul Soglin of Madison were among those speaking in favor of a resolution passed by the US Conference of Mayors Monday, calling for efforts to end our current wars and asking the President and Congress to "bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs."
The last time the mayors did that was during the Vietnam war. David Swanson offers a detailed rundown on how it happened.
Mayor Soglin also described the resolution on CNN. You can view the video below.
Submitted by staff on Sun, 06/20/2010 - 8:45am
Kathy Kelly and Joshua Brollier of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a WNPJ member group, report after a recent visit to Pakistan:
With 60 million people living in poverty and many more living just above the poverty line, the people of Pakistan have priorities that do not include acting as a proxy to fight U.S. wars against purported terrorists. (Photo: Workers fired from Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
Submitted by staff on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 2:39pm
March 25, 2011: UFPJ has issued the following statement on U.S./NATO bombing of Libya:
Submitted by staff on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:23pm
Kathy Kelly and Josh Brollier, of WNPJ member group Voices for Creative Nonviolence, report from Afghanistan on emergency medical workers there and conclude: If we want Afghans to reject the Taliban's brand of weapon development and attacks, we in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war.
Submitted by staff on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:02pm
Kathy Kelly and Josh Brollier, of WNPJ member group Creative Voices for Nonviolence, report from Pakistan on emergency medical workers, and conclude: If we want Afghans to reject the Taliban's brand of weapon development and attacks, we in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war.