It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-three 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.
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Here we go again, folks. "Imminent threats" manufactured to justify assassination of a top Iranian general who was a "bad guy".
This, it is argued, was done to "stop a war". What? Political assassination used as a "peace" effort? We truly are in an Orwellian world.
Taken from "Into Another Rich Man's War (VVAW Statement on Potential War with Iran)" by VVAW Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Recollections of Maude DeVictor by Barry Romo:
In March of 1978, a whole bunch of us in VVAW were living on the South Side of Chicago. We called it the "Barracks," a whole house that we rented. Bill Shunas came over and said, "You've got to watch Channel 2 this evening, this is earthshaking - this is the next movement." CBS in Chicago was airing a multi-part series by reporter Bill Kurtis called "Agent Orange: Vietnam's Deadly Fog." We watched it that night and saw Maude for the first time. We said "oh my goodness" and called other people up to let them know about it. We contacted Maude. She was amiable to us.
Maude at Chicago Veteran's Day Event, November 11, 2001.
We had been bringing up Agent Orange since at least 1971. We knew it was causing birth defects in pregnant Vietnamese women. It was in tons of our literature. We believed the Vietnamese, Canadian, and Polish doctors who said it was causing birth defects in Vietnam. But none of us knew that we were dying from it.... Read More
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