Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara

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VFP Endorsement of A Year Without War 2020

The Veterans for Peace have endorsed the organization entitled “A Year without War”, which proposes a year-long abstinence from war in the year 2020. The organization was founded by Prof. Joe White of Santa Barbara City College. Please “like” this organization on your Facebook page, and/or tell your friends and family about it. The world is weary of war, and let’s aim for at least one year in which there.. Read More

Arlington West going on hiatus

At the last business meeting of Arlington West members of the Santa Barbara chapter of the Veterans for Peace voted to take a break from 10 years of setting up Arlington West on a (usually) more than monthly basis. The next set-up will occur in April 2014; in the meantime, chapter members will be meeting monthly to decide on their next course of action, whether it be to continue to.. Read More

Ode to Arlington West

For M/Sgt John G. Kincaid, Jr.; Lt. Col. James and Shirley Kennedy; Sgt. Robert Potter. Arlington West at Santa Barbara Ten years bearing witness to scores of wartime dead. Years of toil and dedication and sweat etched in the silhouette of every faded footstep in the sand Here seagulls fly over and stand in formation like sentries on the beach come wind or calm and cormorant perch atop the wooden.. Read More

Activist Training and Guantanamo Talk

IS YOUR MOVEMENT STUCK IN THE MUD? M.A.P. – A ROAD MAP (MOVEMENT ACTION PLAN) FOR SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ARE YOU WORKING TO CHANGE UNJUST SOCIAL SYSTEMS? DO YOU WONDER IF YOUR WORK IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE? HISTORY IS FULL OF THE DRAMATIC SUCCESSES OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, BUT ALSO OF DISMAL FAILURES. DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL – LEARN FROM GENERATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. SOCIAL MOVEMENT TRAINER AND VETERAN ELLIOTT.. Read More

Armistice Day and the Tenth Anniversary of Arlington West

Sunday, November 10th marks the tenth anniversary of the Veterans for Peace display called Arlington West, located at the foot of Stearns Wharf. We will have as special guest speakers: Congresswoman Lois Capps, County Supervisor Janet Wolf , COL Ann Wright, Mayor Helene Schneider, Steven Sherrill, Jane Bright, whose son was killed in the Iraq War, former Mayor Marty Blum, and others. We will be lighting 1,000 candles in red.. Read More

Veterans For Peace: No U.S. Military Intervention in Syria!

Veterans For Peace strongly opposes U.S. military intervention, whether direct or indirect, in the war that is currently raging in Syria. U.S. military aid to rebels in Syria only deepens the suffering and increases the casualties amongst the Syrian people. It destabilizes the region and risks escalating the conflict into a regional war. It violates the U.N. Charter and international law. There should be no U.S. military intervention in any.. Read More

Living Under Drones: New Report Uncovers The Truth About Drones

Brave New Foundation has the honor of releasing a video to accompany a seminal report by human rights law experts at Stanford and New York University law schools. The report, entitled Living Under Drones presents chilling first-hand testimony from Pakistani civilians on the humanitarian and security costs of escalating drone attacks by the United States. The report uncovers civilian deaths, and shocking psychological and social damage to whole families and.. Read More

Drone Strikes Infographic

Since 2004, drone strikes have killed an estimated 3,105 people in Pakistan. Less than 2% of the victims are high-profile targets. The rest are civilians, children and alleged combatants. This is the story of every known drone strike and victim in Pakistan:

Drone display now part of Arlington West

The CIA and the military are carrying out an illegal “targeted killing” program in which people far from any battlefield are determined to be enemies of the state and killed without charge or trial. The executive branch has, in effect, claimed the unchecked authority to put the names of citizens and others on “kill lists” on the basis of a secret determination, based on secret evidence, that a person meets.. Read More