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Military Spending Grows While States Struggle To Fund Essential Needs

The atmosphere of fear, distrust, anger, and, for some, celebration, permeates our present and obscures clear thinking.  We  lose sight of truths that are right in front of our nose.  The bipartisan addiction to military spending is one of those … Continue reading

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Veterans for Peace Sponsor Armistice Day Observance

Bells worldwide were rung on the 11th month, the 11th day, at 11 a.m. in 1918 to celebrate and recognize the ending of WWI, “the war to end all wars. ” To commemorate that peaceful pledge, bells were rung around … Continue reading

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Honor The Victims of 9/11

The images of September 11, 2001 are etched in the minds of almost everyone over the age of twenty. However, we need to be more concerned with what we have done with 9-11 than with 9-11 itself. Yes, we mourn … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Endless War

The US House of Representatives and the US Senate have each approved a version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each authorizes expenditures of over $600 billion for national defense. (Please note that the $600 billion does NOT include … Continue reading

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Veterans For Peace Sponsor Armistice Day Observance

Bells worldwide were rung on the 11th month, the 11th day, at 11 a.m. 1918 to celebrate and recognize the ending of WWI, “The war to end all wars. ” To commemorate that peaceful pledge, bells were rung around the … Continue reading

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Former State Dept Official To Speak On UI Campus

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (retired), former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell, will speak in Iowa City. His comments will address the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on US foreign policy. Wilkerson’s visit follows closely upon … Continue reading

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U.S. And Russia Must Unite Against ISIS For Peace

Who Wants Peace? More than half of the population of Syria is displaced, with over four million refugees outside of the country and eight million displaced within the country. They want peace, they need peace. Lebanon and Jordan, with millions … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Tour Coming To Iowa

FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern will launch their week-long barn-storming speaking tour on September 24 in Dubuque. The tour, dubbed “The Truth Shall Make You Free,” is sponsored by the three Iowa chapters of Veterans … Continue reading

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Rowley – McGovern Iowa Speaking Tour

FBI whistle blower Coleen Rowley and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern to speak at organized events in nine Iowa cities beginning Sept. 24 IOWA CITY — The three Iowa chapters of Veterans for Peace announce a nine-city tour of Iowa … Continue reading

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The Sanctity Of Every Life And The Horror Of Every War

There has been a national effort by Veterans for Peace to have letters written to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in conjunction with vietnamfulldisclosure.org. Our local group has sent in several letters.  This one is by Gail Coleman, an associate member … Continue reading

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