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?
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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 The Importance of Vietnam and VVAW: Then and Now by Bill Branson:
Welcome to the Spring 2016 issue of The Veteran.
Since Vietnam Veterans Against the War's (VVAW) founding in 1967, we have fought against wars on all fronts. From the beginning, we have followed our organizing principles by joining in solidarity with the struggle against systemic racism, violence and oppression. In 1971 we went to Cairo, Illinois to support that struggle. In 1972 we protested at the Miami Republican National Convention and stood up against the American Nazi Party. VVAW has never supported a Nazi's right to speak and spew hate speech and we must all speak out against it now.
In the last year, we have witnessed a resurgence of such ignorant hate. Bundy's Citizens for Constitutional Freedom secessionist militia took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon. Leader Clive Bundy spewed racist speech about how African Americans would be better off as slaves. Donald Trump condones the beating of Black Lives Matter protesters, and encourages violence at his events... Read More
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