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War Resister Support Action Team
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War Resister Support Action Team

Supporting those opposing the endless wars

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Opposing the militarism of students

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Veterans For Peace Chapter 92

(VFP 92) is the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in the greater Seattle area.

“Deploying Love in a Permanent Warfare State”

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am

Join international peacemaker Kathy Kelly in exploring the true and original meaning of Mothers Day! Please join us Saturday, May 11th from 9AM to 5 PM for this special event (Kathy’s keynote address begins at 11:45 am). Don’t forget to bring Mom!
For more information & a complete schedule of events, check our website at https://www.gzcenter.org (click on “Events”). Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action 16159 Clear Creek Rd NW Poulsbo, WA 98370

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Eyewitness Venezuela

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

National Speaking Tour Featuring Gloria La Riva Welcome Table Church 1322 S Bayview St, Seattle

On the heels of a month-long trip through Venezuela in the
midst of growing U.S. aggression, anti-war activist Gloria
La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in
Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues
facing the Venezuelan people: the U.S. economic sanctions,
the U.S. media blockade, and the people’s organizing efforts to
overcome the aggression. La Riva will show exclusive first-hand
video footage from her trip and answer the questions:
What is the Bolivarian revolution all about?
• Is Venezuela suffering an economic collapse?
• What is the role of the U.S., is the danger of U.S. war near?
• How can people in the United States get involved?

30+ City Speaking Tour Sponsored by: ANSWER Coalition (twitter: @answercoalition)
Co-endorsing organizations:
Veterans For Peace #92, Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee, U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration, LELO-Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation - Seattle
 

 

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Tax Day Action – April 15

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:30am

Federal Building Downtown Seattle  11:30 am – 1:00pm
Join Seattle Anti-War Coalition on its annual Tax Day Action to
raise awareness of how our Government spends our tax
dollars and the enormous amount that goes to the military.
There is no better way to inform the public about where
our tax dollars end up in the federal budget than in a pie chart that graphically shows how
Congress decides where to distribute tax revenue in the annual discretionary budget.
We’ll be handing out this budget at the federal building.

This action is also part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, which is a world wide
effort to expose
the enormous amount of money the U.S. and other nations spend on their military.
What: Leafleting When: Monday, April 15 Where: Federal Building in downtown Seattle, 915 – 2nd Ave

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Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump

Veterans For Peace (VFP) calls on all members of the U.S. military to refuse illegal orders to intervene in Venezuela. Furthermore, VFP urges all U.S. military leaders to inform the president that they will order their units to stand down from preparations to invade Venezuela. 
President Donald Trump has called on Venezuelan soldiers to disobey orders and join coup perpetrators headed by U.S.-backed opposition leader, Juan Guaidó.  If they do not do this, President Trump threatened: “You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out.  You will lose everything.”

Veterans For Peace President, Gerry Condon states, “While President Trump speaks of supporting democracy in Venezuela and Latin America, the real purpose of the U.S. assault on the Venezuelan government is to fully open the vast Venezuelan oil reserves to U.S. and other Western oil corporations as well as to destroy progressive governments in Latin America that put their own peoples’ needs above the profits of foreign corporations.”

Illegal, immoral and irresponsible U.S. actions, including "sanctions" (economic war) have already taken a great toll on the people Venezuela.  Nonetheless, the vast majority of Venezuelan people and military are standing firm against foreign intervention.
There is a very real possibility that President Trump will order U.S. troops to intervene in Venezuela, whether through a direct invasion and occupation, or through support for irregular counter-revolutionary forces. This would likely lead to a widening war that could spread to other Latin American countries and the Caribbean, bringing increasing suffering to the peoples of Latin America and the U.S.
It is illegal under both U.S. and international law to launch a military attack against another nation unless it is clearly in self-defense, and is approved by the United Nations. 

There are a number of options for GI’s who do not wish to follow illegal orders. Veterans For Peace wants service-members to be fully informed as they make profound choices with possibly serious consequences. We urge GI’s facing possible deployment to contact the National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force at (619) 463-2369 and/or help@militarylawhelp.com for referral to a civilian attorney to discuss your options.

Interviews available upon request.
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Veterans For Peace was founded in 1985 and has approximately 3,000 members in 150 chapters located in every U.S. state and several countries.  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, is recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the United Nations, and is the only national veterans' organization calling for the abolishment of war.

 

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