It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-nine years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
Explore these pages; see what we've done, what we do, and why we do it. The struggle continues, perhaps these days more than ever. VVAW has never stopped working to protect the welfare of those who served their country.
Will you join us?
|Chicago Homeless Vets Stand Down: Chicago, Illinois|
|June 10 - 11, 2016|
|General Jones Armory|
5200 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
|Homeless Vets Stand Down|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "Veterans Fight Back" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
The beating of the war drums has picked up significantly, with the 2016 presidential elections campaign well underway... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Peace At Home, Peace Abroad by Ben Chitty:
Report on a conference sponsored by the Veterans Peace Council and the Dave Cline Commemoration Committee New York City June 6, 2015.
Is it possible to achieve peace abroad without achieving peace at home? Or to achieve peace at home without peace abroad? If we had a desegregated, equal opportunity, green US military, would it not still be the military arm of the US empire? When hundreds of thousands took to the streets to oppose the invasion of Iraq, the media called them "the second superpower," so why did we not stop the war?
In his 1967 Riverside speech "Beyond Vietnam," the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of the obstacles to peace and justice. "We must rapidly begin the shift," he said, "from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society..... Read More
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