[pjw] INFO: Veterans For Peace: Rally for Peace on Sunday March 6, 12 noon
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This information came this morning via Veterans For Peace Chap. 72 here in
Portland. Below the very brief announcement is their national statement
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Date: Sun, Feb 27, 2022 at 11:49 AM
Subject: [vfpchapter72] ANNOUNCEMENT: Rally for Peace on Sunday March 6
*Veterans For Peace, Chapter 72, calls members and allies to speak up for
*Sunday, March 6, noon at Pioneer SquareNo War in Ukraine/Negotiations Now*
Action is part of International Day of Action for Peace
Veterans For Peace national statement on the war in Ukraine:
Please share this widely.
Veterans For Peace Encourages Diplomacy Not War
February 24, 2022
Veterans For Peace condemns the invasion of Ukraine. Our mission
remains the same. We are committed to a sustainable and just peace.
As veterans we know increased violence only fuels extremism. We have
watched, and in some cases been firsthand witnesses to how the people
of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, etc. have had their
countries and lives destroyed by U.S. and Russian military involvement.
For the United States and Russia, the only sane course of action now is
a commitment to genuine diplomacy with serious negotiations - without
which, conflict could easily spiral out of control to the point of
further pushing the world toward nuclear war. Genuine diplomacy is a
commitment to compromise and maintaining open lines of communication.
We reject punitive sanctions that harshen the lives of people across
the region. The sanctions that Biden is proposing are not tools of
diplomacy, nor are they nonviolent methods of foreign policy; they do
NOT target those responsible for war, but affect vulnerable civilian
populations by limiting access to basic necessities.
The U.S. has a responsibility to pursue genuine diplomacy to push for
an immediate ceasefire and to apply pressure on other nations to do the
Veterans For Peace recognizes that this current crisis did not just
happen in the last few days, but represents decades of policy decisions
and government actions that have only contributed to the building of
antagonisms and aggressions between countries. We must respond to this
current crisis, and continue our focus on addressing the causes of war;
by redirecting the military budget towards human needs, pushing for the
global abolition of nuclear weapons and eliminating the ability of
corporations to profit from war.
What can you do?
* Hit the streets in your local community to call for GENUINE
As evidenced by protests across the globe, we know that the vast
majority of the global community does not want war. We know that
war will have disastrous consequences for the people of Ukraine and
throughout the region. Many people across the country, Europe and
Russia are taking action the week of March 1-7th. Join an action
or plan one of your own.
* Read and distribute our Nuclear Posture Review.
This most recent crisis illustrates it is more important than ever
to implement measures that would reduce the risk of nuclear war,
such as implementing policies for No First Use and taking nuclear
weapons off hair-trigger alert. Join the Veterans For Peace
Nuclear Abolition working group as they see to apply pressure ahead
of Biden's release of the administrations own Nuclear Posture
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