Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. | Veterans for Peace

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Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C.

By Veterans for Peace

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace!

“War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”– Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

May 29 and 30, 2017  Washington DC

May 29, 2017:  Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

May 30, 2017: Lafayette Park • White House

Hundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand PeaceHundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand Peace

In response to President Trump’s outrageous budget proposal, including a $54 billion increase for the Pentagon, VFP and other veterans groups will not be silent. Planning for this was started in response to VFP’s galvanizing statement about Trump’s Military Budget and our desire and responsibility as veterans, citizens and human beings to express our strong resistance to his policies and our commitment to find a better…

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Who Determines a State of War Exists in International Law? by Hawaiian Kingdom

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There has been some confusion as to who, in particular, determines whether a state of war exists for international law purposes. Is it a decision made by army commanders, international courts, or the heads of state? To answer this question we first need to understand the term war. By definition, war is a violent contention between two or more countries, called States, which is allowable under international law.

War as it is understood today is different from what it was understood in the nineteenth century when the Hawaiian Kingdom government was unlawfully overthrown by United States armed forces on January 17, 1893. According to Professor Brownlie, “The right of war, as an aspect of sovereignty, which existed in the period before 1914, subject to the doctrine that war was a means of last resort in the enforcement of legal rights, was very rarely asserted either by statesmen or works of…

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The US Missile Attack Against Syrian Targets: Statement of the World Peace Council

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Global Research, April 10, 2017
World Peace Council 7 April 2017
The World Peace Council denounces and condemns the recent missile attacks of the USA against Syrian targets on 6th April, as an act of further escalation of the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region, based on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town near Idleb by the Syrian army, a crime with suspicious motives.

The US bombing of Syria constitutes not only the violation of the principles of the UN Charter but is also the continuation of the US policies of the previous US administrations, now by the Trump administration.

After having created, trained and financed the armed mercenary groups of “ISIS” and others, the USA, NATO and the EU along with its allies in the region, are providing support to armed terrorist groups, through attacks on the Syrian army, not…

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Inside the Standing Rock Protest

The Most Revolutionary Act

Killing the Black Snake

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Film Review

The following short documentary focuses on some of the direct action tactics protestors engaged in to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Approximately 20,000 indigenous Americans from hundreds of tribes and their supporters occupied contested land near the Standing Rock reservation in during 2016-17 in their efforts to block DAPL construction. Although the US government claims the land the DAPL runs through, the1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie cedes it to the Lakota Nation.

Referring to themselves as “water protectors,” specific tactics Standing Rock protestors employed to halt pipeline construction included locking themselves down to heavy construction equipment, dismantling and sabotaging equipment and confronting construction workers to run them off their land.

When protestors were confronted by a highly militarized police force, they were forced to change tactics, with more focus on property damage and setting fire to vehicles of…

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Breaking News: Lakota Meet with U.S. Dept. of Justice on Pine Ridge Corruption

Lakota Meet with the U.S. Dept. of Justice on Pine Ridge Corruption
Event Begins with March for Lakota Justice

Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – Strong Heart Warrior Society
Independent Lakota Nation
Contact: Canupa Gluha Mani at 605-517-1547

 WHAT: Grassroots Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation meet with officials from the Department of Justice about the serial corruption and theft of U.S. funds. The event kicks off with an impassioned march from the deathsite of Lakota woman Mariah High Hawk to meetings at the Mother Butler Center.

WHEN: Friday afternoon. The Event is happening now.

WHO: Meetings with the Department of Justice with grassroots Lakota people from Pine Ridge Reservation, visitors from the Blackfoot Nation, led by the Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Independent Lakota Nation.

WHERE: March begins in the 1200 block of Silverleaf Avenue (where body…

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MIT: Half Of American Children Will Get Autism By 2025

The Invisible Opportunity: Hidden Truths Revealed

By 2025 half of the children born in the United States will be diagnosed with autism, according to Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and author of over 170 peer-reviewed scholarly articles.

Seneff notes that autism diagnoses have been exploding in recent years, which she claims can be attributed to heavy-duty vaccines and the use of glyphosate, a chemical in the popular weed killer Roundup, owned by Monsanto.

via MIT: Half Of American Children Will Get Autism By 2025 – InvestmentWatch

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“We Stand on the Precipice of History”: The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Talks. “Nukes are Illegitimate, Immoral and Illegal”

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Comprehensively banning the bomb

Global Research, March 31, 2017
Reaching Critical Will 29 March 2017

Over the past two days, about 120 governments have participated in nuclear weapon ban treaty talks. The high-level segment of the conference, scheduled to end on Monday, had to continue until Tuesday lunch due to overwhelming interest. States have clearly come prepared to the conference, indicating their determination to negotiate this treaty despite the opposition of the nuclear-armed states. As Ambassador Pennelope Beckles of  Trinidad and Tobago said,

“   as we seek to shatter the chronic stalemate that has existed in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation for far too long.”

On Tuesday afternoon, delegates shifted from general statements to interventions specifically on the principles and objectives of the treaty that they would like to see included in the preamble. Most delegations emphasised the importance of anchoring the preamble in…

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Bizarro World: major nuclear powers Boycott treaty to ban nuclear weapons negotiations!

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What kind of whacked diplomacy is that from the world’s most powerful governments?

Isn’t it blatantly obvious?
The business of war is profitable. ~Ron

Reuters By Michelle Nichols reported, Mon Mar 27, 2017:
“The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Haley told reporters the countries skipping the negotiations are instead committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970 and is aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.”
“The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in December – 113 in favor to 35 against, with 13 abstentions – that decided to “negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination” and encouraged all member states to participate.”

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William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

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With his AUMF [Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF)] in place, with the world’s largest military, and with virtually no American opposition to war in other places, the President pretty much has carte blanche to wreak havoc as he chooses.

US Navy fighter jets flying side-by-side with Chilean Air Force fighter jets next to the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. (photo: US Navy)US Navy fighter jets flying side-by-side with Chilean Air Force fighter jets next to the USS George Washington aircraft carrier.
(photo: US Navy)

By William Boardman  Reader Supported News  March 16, 2017

We have to start winning wars again. I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war. We never lost a war, remember?…

America never lost. And now we never win a war. We never win. And don’t fight to win. We don’t fight to win. We’ve either got to win or don’t fight at all.

President Trump to the National Governors Association, Feb…

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No More Gravy Train for the United Nations


From Frontpage Mag, by Joseph Klein

Trump administration contemplates 50% reduction in U.S. funding.

Bureaucrats and diplomats at the United Nations are scrambling to adjust to the new Trump administration. One thing seems certain. The Obama days of wine and roses for the UN are over. The Trump administration is reportedly laying the groundwork for cuts of at least 50% to U.S. funding for United Nations programs. U.S. diplomats warned key UN member states  to “expect a big financial restraint” on American spending at the UN at a meeting earlier this month in New York City, according to sources cited by Foreign Policy.

The United States spent nearly $10 billion in total on the United Nations in 2015 alone, based on available data. This includes U.S. payment of 22 % of the UN’s regular budget and about 28.5% of its peacekeeping budget, which together add up to over $3 billion…

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