Veterans For Peace Chapter 93, located in south central Michigan, is named in honor of two legendary peace activists, Utah Phillips and J. David Singer. Veterans For Peace Seeks to increasing public awareness of the costs of war, restrain our government from intervening in the affairs of other nations, reduce the arms race as well as eliminating nuclear weapons, and to abolish war as an instrument of international policy.
Current Chapter News & Events
The next VFP Chapter 93 meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, 10am, at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, just south of Ann Arbor and not far from I-94. The meeting site offers free parking. For directions to the meeting location, go to http://www.uuaa.org/directions-and-transportation. Everyone welcome, veteran or not!
Current Chapter Newsletter
VFP Chapter 93 - 2019 John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert For Peace Scholarships Report
Now in its 12th year, the annual VFP Chapter 93 John Lennon Birthday concert to raise funds for the Chapter’s Peace Scholarship fund was a real success. This year’s concert brought in $4,220 net profit (ticket and merchandise sales), the biggest amount ever raised. Also, attendance was great filling up most of The Ark.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the organizational skill of Chris Buhalis along with all the musical artists who donated their time and talent as well as The Ark staff and volunteers, those who publicized the event (The Ark, Ann Arbor Observer, WCBN, Current and others), our VFP volunteers and most importantly, our audience who attended.
We again would like to thank our musical artists who made this event what it was and urge you to support them throughout the year by attending their performances and purchasing their recordings. Those artists are…
Chris Buhalis - www.chrisbuhalis.com
Laith Al-Saadi - https://laithalsaadi.com
Judy Banker - www.judybanker.com
Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis - www.daveboutette.net/dave-boutette-kristi-lynn-davis
Kevin Brown - www.corndaddy.com
Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com
Rochelle Clark - www.facebook.com/thepottersfield
FUBAR - www.facebook.com/a2fubar
Shari Kane & Dave Steele - www.sharianddave.com
Billy King - www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom
John Latini - www.johnlatini.com
Midwest Territory Band - www.bigskyrecording.com/home/midwest-territory-band
Michael O’Connor - www.mocmusic.com
Jo Serrapere - https://joserrapere.com
Dick Siegel - www.dicksiegel.com
Michael Smith - www.cadillaccowboys.com
Rollie Tussing - https://rollietussing.com
Also, mark your calendar for the 2020 VFP Chapter 93 John Lennon Birthday benefit concert at The Ark in Ann Arbor on Thursday, October 8th starting at 7:30pm.
The Parallels Between 2019 And The Iraq & Vietnam War
The Trump administration, anxious to bolster it’s approval ratings, is now bringing up the possibility of war with Iran, or Venezuela, two countries that also have large oil reserves. Haven’t we heard this before, and will we learn from history?
Iraq War parallels to 2019 - https://youtu.be/2bB2Ibp35os
Vietnam War parallels to 2019 - https://lobelog.com/lessons-from-the-gulf-of-tonkin-incident
Vietnam War - Full Disclosure
The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Vietnam -- which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon's current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars. The Full Disclosure web site - www.vietnamfulldisclosure.org - has sections on the Vietnam War Chronology, Educational Resources, Advocacy and more.
Apply For A Peace Scholarship Application
Scholarship applications for the Chapter's Peace Scholarship Program can be obtained by clicking here.
Ideas For Non-Violent Action
In these difficult times, these 198 methods of nonviolent action have all been used in historical instances of nonviolent struggle - http://www.mapm.org/documents/198_nonviolent_methods_2007.pdf
"Peace Is Our Profession"
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