It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-seven 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?
|Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Standdown for Homeless Vets|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "What We Know and When We Know It" by Meg Miner:|
"They should have known better," said the Vietnam War vet to the Gulf War vet. "I feel bad for what they're going through, but after this long they should have known what they were getting into."
I was calling to request support for IVAW's Operation Recovery... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran by Robert Clack:
On February 1, a snowy Chicago day, over 60 peace activists hit the streets to protest further sanctions and the threat of war against Iran. The No War or Sanctions on Iran coalition was an ad hoc effort convened by IVAW and VVAW Chicago against the threat of further sanctions and war mongering by the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) and Senators pushing bipartisan Senate Bill S. 1881. The February 1 action was a follow-up to a statewide call-in day to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and a New Year's Eve action against the proposed sanctions.
Chicago IVAW members.
As the rally began, activists heard from long-time anti-war activist Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network. There were also speakers from the Anti-War Committee Chicago and the Civilian Soldier Alliance... Read More
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