It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty 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 9 - 10, 2017 from 8:00am - 4:00pm|
|General Jones Armory|
5200 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
|Homeless Vets Stand Down|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "50 Years of VVAW" by Joe Miller:|
From the National Office
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Veterans Must Join the Poor People's Campaign for a New Winning Strategy by Rev. Shawna Foster:
Joining the military is another one of those false bargains that separates the poor from one another. The promise is that if you lay your life down for your country, your country will do everything for you - send you to college, finance your house, pay your healthcare, grant you citizenship, bury you in a nice cemetery, and tend to your orphans.
IVAW members at Veteran Day 2016 in Chicago.
It gives a reason for people in the United States to go over to countries to kill people they never knew for freedoms people of color and the poor are not granted equally back at home anyway - one of the reasons why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was opposed to militarism.
Benefits promised to people who served in the military were realized for white people during World War II but not so much for people of color, as Ta-Nehisi Coates shares in his article, "The Case for Reparations... Read More
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