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Anti-War topics

Opposition to... Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti_war is a name that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... Image File history File links Peace_Sign_2. ...

War of 1812
Second Boer War
the Spanish-American War
Vietnam War
2001 Afghanistan War
Iraq War
War on Terrorism
Opposition to the War of 1812 was widespread in the United States, especially in New England. ... Opposition to the Second Boer War began slowly but grew due in part to organisations like the Stop the War Committee. ... Opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began slowly and in small numbers in 1964 on various college campuses in the United States. ... It has been suggested that Post-September 11 anti-war movement be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Iraq War from outside Iraq. ... Criticisms of the War on Terrorism addresses the issues, morals, ethics, efficiency, and other questions surrounding the War on Terrorism. Arguments are also made against the phrase itself, calling it a misnomer. ...


Anti-War Coalition
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Iraq Veterans Against the War
Not in Our Name
Stop the War Coalition
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Veterans for Peace
Vietnam Veterans
Against the War

Other anti-war
The Anti-war Coalition (AWC) is a South African Anti-war Coalition. ... Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo In British politics, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has been at the forefront of the peace movement in the United Kingdom and claims to be Europes largest single-issue peace campaign. ... Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is an advocacy group comprised of active duty military and Iraq War veterans who are opposed to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. ... Not in Our Name (NION) is a United States organization founded on March 23, 2002, in order to resist the U.S. governments course in the wake of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. ... The Stop the War Coalition (StWC) (informally just Stop the War) is a UK anti-war group set up on 21 September 2001. ... The Stop the War Committee was an anti-war organisation which opposed the Second Boer War. ... United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is a coalition of more than 1,300 international and U.S.-based organizations opposed to what they describe as our governments policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. ... -1... In order to facilitate organized opposition to war, anti-war activists have often founded anti-war organizations. ...


Peace symbol
Protest song
Chants and slogans
An anti-war book is a book that is perceived as having an anti-war theme. ... An anti-war film is a movie that is perceived as having an anti-war theme. ... Peace sign redirects here. ... A protest song is a song intended to protest perceived problems in society such as injustice, racial discrimination, war, globalization, inflation, social inequalities. ... Short slogans and chants opposing the Iraq War and related policies of Bush and Blair are commonly heard or seen on signs at antiwar protests. ...

General anti-war

Conscientious objector
Peace churches
Peace movement
Smedley Butler
The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Anti-imperialism, strictly speaking, is a term that may be applied to any idea or movement opposed to some form of imperialism. ... A conscientious objector is an individual whose personal beliefs are incompatible with military service, perhaps with any role in the armed forces or just with a particular war. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. ... Peace churches are Christian churches, groups or communities advocating pacifism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed the fighting Quaker and Old Gimlet Eye, was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. ...

Veterans For Peace is an American organization founded in 1985. Made up of male and female veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts, as well as peacetime veterans, the group works to promote alternatives to war. The stated objective of the group is as follows: This article is about the year. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... Overview map of the Korean War The Korean War from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (the war has not ended officially), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US wounded... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian Gulf War) was a conflict between...

"We draw on our personal experiences and perspectives gained as veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war - and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives."[1]

An official non-governmental organization (NGO) represented at the United Nations since at least 2003, Veterans for Peace is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, Missouri and composed of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is not part of a government and was not founded by states. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ...


Anti-war activities

Walkin' to New Orleans: Veterans and Survivors March

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In March 2006, Veterans For Peace and coalition partners Iraq Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Families for Peace, and Military Families Speak Out joined with Hurricane Katrina survivors and the relief and rebuilding organizations Savin' Ourselves After Katrina, Common Ground Collective, and Bayou Liberty Relief, as well as a number of African American churches along the Gulf Coast on a historic march from Mobile, AL to New Orleans, LA.

Orignally titled the Veterans and Survivors March, it quickly took on the moniker of Walkin' to New Orleans, in tribute to the famous song by Fats Domino. With the legacies of American veterans Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and Crazy Horse as their guide, the marchers traveled the Gulf Coast advocating an immediate end to the war in Iraq and redirection of funds to help rebuild areas Katrina damaged not only in New Orleans, but also in Mississippi, and Alabama. The march and the events surrounding it have inspired a plethora of websites and images on the web.

2005 Dallas Convention and Camp Casey

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In August 2005, Veterans For Peace provided support to Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a U.S. Army soldier killed in Iraq who embarked on an extended anti-war vigil near the ranch of U.S. President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas.[2] In May 2004, one month after the death of her son, Casey, Sheehan had first learned of the organization after seeing coverage of the Arlington West display on television. On August 5, 2005 she spoke at the organization's 20th annual convention in Dallas, Texas, just a day before traveling to Crawford to begin her vigil. Members traveled from California to install an Arlington West display at "Camp Casey," the site of Sheehan's protest. Cindy Sheehan leading the crowd in cheering Not one more! Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957 in Bellflower, California) is a resident of Berkeley, California [1] who became a prominent American anti-Iraq War activist after the death of her son, Casey Sheehan, who was serving in Iraq. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and former governor of Texas. ... Crawford is a town located in western McLennan County, Texas, eighteen miles west of Waco. ... Official language(s) None. ... Arlington West refers to two closely related projects, both of which are intended to draw public attention to, and to open a discourse on the subject of both military and civilian deaths during the invasion and occupation of Iraq of the early twenty-first century. ... Arlington West refers to two closely related projects, both of which are intended to draw public attention to, and to open a discourse on the subject of both military and civilian deaths during the invasion and occupation of Iraq of the early twenty-first century. ...

In 2004, Southern California chapters of Veterans For Peace began installing Arlington West, a weekly "temporary cemetery" in tribute to those killed in the war in Iraq, each Sunday in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, California. Arlington West refers to two closely related projects, both of which are intended to draw public attention to, and to open a discourse on the subject of both military and civilian deaths during the invasion and occupation of Iraq of the early twenty-first century. ... Mission Santa Barbara, known as the queen of the missions. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, and north of Venice. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length   - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  402. ...

Veterans for Peace has been involved in many recent protests against the 2003 Iraq war. This article is about protests concerning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...

Currently, the Veterans Truth Project is working to tell the stories of soldiers returning from the Iraq war to inform the public and connect veterans with their communities. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Areas of concern

Some major areas of concern and involvement for Veterans for Peace are:

WAR IN IRAQ: When our government threatened invasion, we conducted public forums, met with elected representatives and participated in marches to express our opposition. As the war began, we gathered in Washington, DC, with other veterans groups for Operation Dire Distress. Since then, we joined together with Military Families Speak Out and others in the Bring Them Home Now campaign and supported recently returned vets who formed the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Local chapters continue to conduct educational forums, demonstrations and ongoing Iraq memorial displays, such as Arlington West, to remember the growing human cost of the war, to end the occupation and to bring our troops hone now! There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ...

AND AT HOME: Members and chapters actively participate in efforts to save VA healthcare and defend of veterans rights; to protect our civil liberties threatened by the Patriot Act and other repressive legislation; to provide counseling through the GI Rights Hotline to active duty military needing assistance; and providing alternative information to counter military recruiters in the schools. This article needs cleanup. ...

VIETNAM: VFP has worked with other Vietnam veterans to bring medical supplies, help build clinics, hospitals, and schools, advocate for Agent Orange victims and promote reconciliation and friendship between our two countries and peoples.

SOA WATCH: Each year VFP members from across the country go to Fort Benning, Georgia, to demonstrate for the closing of the Army's infamous School of the Americas, a training center for thousands of soldiers from repressive regimes in Latin America with long records of human rights abuses.

KOREA: After revelations of the massacres of civilians by American soldiers during the Korean War, we sent several fact-finding delegations to investigate these allegations and bring the hidden history of that war before the public. Today we continue to work for an end to that conflict through our Korea Peace Campaign. Overview map of the Korean War The Korean War from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (the war has not ended officially), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ...

VIEQUES: Along with other veteran and community groups, we actively supported the people of Puerto Rico in their struggle to end the US Navy's six decades of bombing and shelling on the island municipality of Vieques. We continue to support current efforts for cleaning up the environment and return of the land to the people of Vieques.

COLOMBIA: VFP sent fact-finding delegations to this violence-torn land and educated U.S. citizens to the US military involvement, the murder of union leaders by para-militaries and other human rights abuses, including the harmful effects of chemical defoliants used in the "war on drugs".

CENTRAL AMERICA: In the 1980s, we opposed US sponsored wars and continue to support people struggling for their rights and dignity. We regularly send election observers to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador in support of justice and peace. Veterans For Peace was founded in 1985, as a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and recognized as a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization in 1990. Chapters and members are active in communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. National conventions are held annually and members communicate through quarterly newsletters as well as daily list-serve news, on line discussions groups and the national and many chapter websites. United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

External links

See also

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