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Taken from Veterans Organizing Conference, New York City by Susan Schnall:

Jan Barry and Frank Toner. About 35 veterans and allies attended all or part of the day-long "Veterans Organizing Conference" sponsored by the Veterans Peace Council of Metro New York and its affiliated organizations, and staged at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute of the City University of New York on February 22, 2014. Susan Schnall (VVAW & VFP) and Ben Chitty (VVAW & VFP) moderated the event. Laurie Sandow provided staff support. This conference followed up on the Council's "Conference on the Veterans Peace Movement," held last May at Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City. The May conference's morning sessions discussed veterans' witness to war, patriotic myths and rewriting history, and veterans and the politics of war. The conference's afternoon sessions focused on what veterans bring to the movement for peace and social justice, what the movement can do for veterans, and how to organize veterans as veterans in the movement.... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran by Robert Clack
  2. VVAW Visits Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society by Jen Tayabji
  3. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Notes From The Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. Veterans F.O.R./VVAW Emergency Food Card Assistance Project by Jim Murphy
  7. Remember the Children by Susan Schnall
  8. Congress Rejects Veterans Omnibus Bill and Military Sexual Assault Legislation by Robert Clack
  9. Military Justice (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  10. War Really Is A Racket by Michael J. Burke
  11. VVAW Fundraiser by Brian Matarrese
  12. Veterans Organizing Conference, New York City by Susan Schnall
  13. Vets for Equal Rights by Danny Ingram
  14. A Call to Law Down Arms and Recognize Our Common Humanity by Susan Schnall
  15. RIP Bob Riggle by John Lindquist
  16. The Future Is Now by R. G. Cantalupo
  17. They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  18. Full Disclosure: Toward an Honest Commemoration of the American War in Viet Nam by Howard Machtinger
  19. McCain on the Ukraine (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  20. Vietnam Protests, Kent State, and Nixon's Cambodian Invasion 1970 by Daniel C. Lavery
  21. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  22. 1972 Republican Convention (photos) by VVAW
  23. Classic Oxy (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  24. They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in America and Vietnam by Bonnie Caracciolo (reviewer)
  25. Elegy (poem) by Bruce Weigl
  26. We Did What We Could (poem) by R. G. Cantalupo
  27. Protesting the Slaughter of Innocent Civilians by Louis DeBenedette
  28. What If? Could Tonkin Amendment Have Prevented Vietnam Ground War? by Bill Christofferson
  29. Tonkin Gulf: A Realistic Fantasy by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  30. Tonkin Gulf Intrusion by Allen Meece
  31. News of a Lost Friend by Dan New
  32. Disbelief in Government Statements Markedly Increased During Vietnam Era by Gerson Lesser
  33. Catching up with Tico: Prelude to the Tonkin Gulf Incidents by Joe Miller
  34. Serving Your Health After Serving Your Country: How To Stay Healthy As A Military Veteran by Renee Keats
  35. Walking Through Fire by Staughton Lynd (reviewer)
  36. Back From Nam (poem) by Daniel C. Lavery
  37. How I Nearly Won the War by Marc Levy
  38. Jimmy Mack by Richard Wells
  39. USSC Campaign Finance (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  40. Old Soldiers by James Hellvig
  41. Letter to VVAW by Joseph Guastella
  42. Peace by Harold R. Pettus
  43. Senator Feinstein Very Angry at CIA (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  44. Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of US Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up by Aaron Davis (reviewer)
  45. In the Dark by Frank J. Pavlak
  46. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torture by John McNamer
  47. Tommy (poem) by Barry L. Reece
  48. Flowers for An Loc by Jim Willingham
  49. Enough by Harold Pettus
  50. Letter to Editor by Al Donohue
  51. Teenage Nazis (poem) by Dennis Serdel
  52. Blurting Out The Lies (poem) by Mike Hastie
  53. RECOLLECTIONS: Bacsi-Doc by Walt Cronin
  54. George Bush Painting Boarding (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  55. VVAW in the 1980s (photos) by VVAW
  56. Misc. Photos by VVAW