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Veteran's For Peace Chapter 119 President Don McKeating and Reverend Bruce Wright, Veteran's For Peace Chapter 119 member will discuss current events as well as Veterans For Peace missions.
You will find out the true costs of war:
personal and monetary.
If you wish to be the change you wish to seek for peace in this world, joining Veteran's For Peace is a great way to start.
To find your local chapter, please check out the official Veteran's For Peace website:
On June 2 our guest was Leah Bolger, former naval Commander and recently elected Board President of Veterans for Peace.
We discussed Leah's journey from career officer to career peace activist, her work for Veterans for Peace and the many projects VFP is engaged in to educate the public about the costs of war, hold the US government accountable for its international war crimes, work for justice for veterans and other victims of war and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
Leah has had many fascinating experiences in her work for VFP, including being arrested with some of the mostnotable antiwar activists in the US. Having been at the center of the action for years, her new position at a time of revolutionary change assures that she will play an important role in the newly resurgent antiwar movement.
We also heard from Vietnam War veteran Paul Winger about his campaign for the Arizona legislature and his plans to use the public financing to focus on his pledge to amend the constitution to ban all special interest money from elections. Establishing democracy in the US is the first step to crushing the corporatocracy and ending war in the world.
SFPI Radio is the international talk show designed to allow those struggling for social justice around the world to talk to each other about how we can support efforts to promote justice, democracy and peace in every nation.
Hosted by Sallie O. Elkordy (thanks to Don Anderson and Phil Restino for their help)
Guest LEAH BOLGER, President of Veterans for Peace: Press Conference & Hearing this Thursday, 4/12/12 in DC at 8:30am, DC Superior Court 500 Indiana Ave. NW Leah@VeteransForPeace.org.
"Please post and tweet this VIDEO: http://youtu.be/aZVtPhVBM5Q It is the clip of my disruption of the super committee, but edited with an endorsement from Ben Cohen. Also, I will be pleading guilty at the hearing on Thursday, April 12th. There will be a press conference outside the courthouse that morning at 8:30 am. I would love to have a lot of friends and supporters at the press conference and/or hearing. Please help me get the word out and send the video to everyone you know! Thanks!, Leah"
Please bring signage with Leah Bolger's message to, 'STOP THE WARS & TAX THE RICH" or "Listen to the PEOPLE" or create your own message. Please promote the Press Conference and Hearing to bring attention to her sound advice (ignored) and righteous stand (punishable?) to the "Super Congress" (unelected) on behalf of the 99% (you and me).
Sallie can be contacted at Cease4Peace@gmail.com
Pat Scanlon of VFP Boston, sings and plays an original song:
"War is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFRgEQGIDzs
Executive Order signed 3/16/12. Please inform others. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/03/obama-executive-order-us-can-seize-any-person-any-resource-any-time.html
As I told you tonight we'll join in on a telephone conference held by the VFP organization about the billions more requested by the Obama administration.Please bear with me I'm trying out a new way to do this that may sound better than the last time.So get your questions together.
Call-in live show with guests, local news and a round-up of local music talent. John Grant is our featured guest (recorded July 16, 2010) on his latest article at This Can't Be Happening! "The Battle Between the First and Second Amendments". Mr. Grant He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Starting in the 1980s, he traveled to Central America and other places as a documentary photographer for publication and for exhibits of his own large prints. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. A Vietnam War veteran for 25 years John has been an active member of Veterans For Peace. For 11 years, he was president of the Philadelphia VFP chapter. He has taught documentary photography at Widener and Drexel Universities and for nine years has taught creative writing to inmates in the Philadelphia Prison. Callers are welcome.
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