Links

 

Veterans For Peace National Website

www.veteransforpeace.org

 

Veterans For Peace - Metro Detroit Chapter 74

www.vfp93.org

Made up of VFP members/supporters in Wayne, Oakland, Monroe and Macomb counties

Veterans For Peace - Northern Lower Peninsula Chapter 50 

www.vfp50.org

Based out of the Traverse City area

 

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Resources

High School Student "Opt Out" Form - By filling out this form and delivering it to a high school administration, students will not be contacted by military recruiters.

"War And The Environment" - Flyer used by VFP Chapter 93 at Earth Day events. 

 

 

Web Pages

About Face - Veterans Against The War (formerly Iraq Veterans Against The War)

https://aboutfaceveterans.org

Veterans taking action against militarism and endless wars. The organization is made up of post-9/11 service members and veterans organizing to end a foreign policy of permanent war and the use of military weapons, tactics, and values in communities across the country. As people intimately familiar with the inner workings of the world’s largest military, we use our knowledge and experiences to expose the truth about these conflicts overseas and the growing militarization in the United States.

Bring Our Troops Home

www.bringourtroopshome.us

Bring Our Troops Home is dedicated to ending American involvement in endless wars in the Middle East and bringing our troops home. Further, we are committed to advocating for a change in U.S. foreign policy that does not automatically default to military intervention. And finally, we insist that the Constitution of the United States be respected and enforced, requiring a formal Declaration of War by Congress — as mandated by Article I of the Constitution — before U.S. military forces may be legitimately deployed. To achieve these goals, BringOurTroopsHome.US will focus overwhelming public support for these ideals on elected officials in Washington, D.C., using all proper levers at our disposal to accomplish our mission, including legislation, political action, and public education.

 

Campaign To Ban Landmines

Organization dedicated to eliminating landmine production and use

 

Chelsea Area Committee For Peace

Chelsea area peace and justice organization. Web page currently inactive. To be placed on email list for news and events, email john@weathervanefarm.net

 

ChickenHawks

https://liberalslikechrist.org/a_Secular_Issue/chickenhawks.html

Often, the people crying for war the loudest are those who never spent a day in the military or have ever experienced war first-hand. This site gives a listing of policy makers and their (lack of) military service history.

 

Cost of War

http://www.costofwar.com/

Web page devoted to the true cost of war, and how these costs affect our nation and state.

 

GI Rights Hotline

https://girightshotline.org/en/

A network of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations that provide information to active duty/reserve servicemembers about military discharges, grievance/complaint procedures, and other civil rights. They can also be contacted by telephone at 800/394-9544.

Homeless Initiative - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

https://www.va.gov/homeless/

Contains information about VA housing assistance, employment programs, health care and mental health services. 

 

I-Causalities

http://icasualties.org

Listing of those Americans killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, plus other casualty figures (i.e. wounded)

 

Interfaith Council For Peace and Justice

www.icpj.org

One of the oldest, and hardest working, peace groups in Washtenaw County.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

www.michiganveterans.com

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is the central coordinating agency, providing support, care, advocacy and service to veterans and their families. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. MVAA is a state government agency and is housed within Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The MVAA also administers the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund with grants to help combat-era veterans and their families weather unforeseen, temporary financial emergencies. 

 

Michigan Peace Network

http://michiganpeacenetwork.org

Statewide coordinating group for peace and justice activities.

 

Michigan State University - Peace and Justice Studies

https://peacejustice.msu.edu

The Peace and Justice Studies program explores issues of human rights, social justice, peace, violence, and conflict, exploring their connections and distinctions through an interdisciplinary curriculum that stimulates students to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to face global challenges. This allows students to explore a range of thematic issues by developing a series of critical analytics that enable them to discern how power and injustice operate

Military Families Speak Out

https://militaryfamiliesspeakout.com

An organization of people who are opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military. We were formed in November of 2002 and have contacts with military families throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world. 

 

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

http://www.nchv.org

Group dedicated to helping, and ending, the plight of homeless veterans.

National Institute of Health - US National Library of Medicine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4671760/

Web page with information about a variety of military-related health issues.

Parents For Peace

www.parents4peace.org

Non-governmental public health nonprofit empowering families, friends, and communities to prevent radicalization, violence, and extremism. Helpline at 1-844-49-PEACE (call if concerned that someone they care about is becoming involved in any kind of extremism)

Pingree Detroit

https://pingreedetroit.com

Produces handmade footwear, 3D-Knit facemasks, and leather accessories in Detroit and the USA by employing US veterans and civilians.

 

Public Citizens Of Washtenaw (previously Gray Panthers of Washtenaw)

Intergenerational organization for social and economic justice. Works at local, state, and national levels on economic security, health care, civil rights/liberties, political integrity, and other issues. Contact for meeting info Michael-David BenDor, md@bendor.org, or Alan Haber megiddo@umich.edu

U.S. Peace Memorial

https://www.uspeacememorial.org
Besides the US Peace Memorial, this group also sponsors a US Peace Registry and annual Peace Prize.

 

Vietnam Veterans Against The War

http://www.vvaw.org

This group has a proud heritage of action during the Vietnam war, and is still working hard for peace and an end to senseless wars.

 

War Is Over (If You Want It)

http://imaginepeace.com/warisover/

Website of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Washtenaw County Department of Veteran Affairs

www.washtenaw.org/959/Veterans-Affairs

The Washtenaw County DVA can help veterans, their survivors and dependents, file claims for benefits from Federal, State, and Local governments that may result with the following: disability compensation, VA pensions, education benefits, financial assistance, food, housing, medical, transportation, utilities, funeral and burial reimbursements (federal & local), home loan guarantees, VA life insurance, and VA health care. If you are a veteran and in need of benefits, please call our office at 734-973-4540 and talk to one of our County Veteran Service Officers.

 

Wayne State University Center For Peace & Conflict Studies

http://www.clas.wayne.edu/cpcs/

Program at Detroit's WSU to train college students in peace studies and conflict resolution