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War Resister Support Action Team
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War Resister Support Action Team

Supporting those opposing the endless wars

Counter-Recruiting
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Counter Recruiting

Opposing the militarism of students

Free Chelsea Manning
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Free Chelsea Manning

Support heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning

About VFP92
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Veterans For Peace Chapter 92

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

THE DRAFT AND THE VIETNAM GENERATION FREE SCREENING

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
THE DRAFT AND THE VIETNAM GENERATION
FREE SCREENING FRIDAY, MARCH 24 . 5 - 6:30PM
Join filmmaker Beth Sanders and Dan Gilman, Veterans for Peace, for a post-screeing discussion on Lessons from the 1960’s resistance to war.
CENTRAL CINEMA 1411 21 AVENUE SEATTLE WA 98122
READY TO BE INSPIRED? Happy Hour food and drink available. $5 suggested donation to Veterans for Peace
THEDRAFTPROJECT.COM

 

Tax Day Action – April 18

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:30am

Tax Day Action – April 18
Federal Building     Downtown Seattle
11:30 am – 1:30pm

Join Veterans For Peace on its annual Tax Day Action to
raise awareness of how our Government spends our tax
dollars and the outrageous 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.
Usually, April 15 is when federal taxes are due, but because
The 15th of April is on a Saturday and the following Monday is a holiday in Washington D. C., Tuesday the 18 is the designated Tax Day this year.
What:  Leafleting
When:  Tuesday, April 18
Where:  Federal Building in downtown Seattle, 915 – 2nd Ave
Time:  11:30 – 1:30
Speakers: Pending
Veterans For Peace Seattle    info@vfp92.org

 

Seattle Veterans For Peace Chapter Condemn Trump’s Proposed Military Budget Increase

The Greater Seattle Chapter of Veterans For Peace condemns President Trump’s plan to increase military spending while cutting departments that take care of social, environmental and human needs.
Veterans For Peace has been critical of outsized military spending before this proposed increase, noting that the U. S. is the world’s only superpower.  Currently, the U.S. spends 54% of its discretionary budget on the military, already squeezing social programs that the working poor and the middle class depend on.
 
What is happening to our country when we spend enormous amounts of money on our military and pitifully little on human and social needs? In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr., “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
In reality, the U.S. should be reducing its military spending, not increasing it.  There is no threat of an invasion of our country.  VFP Board member Mike Dedrick comments, “The U.S. already spends more money on their military than the next 7 countries that include Russia and China.  We’re already the biggest and strongest military in the world.  This makes no sense.  And it won’t make us any safer.”
 
Instead of shoveling more money into the bottomless pit of more weapons of war, the U.S. should be doubling our efforts to make diplomacy, cooperation and negotiations our primary tools to get along with the rest of the world.  Afterall, Trump has bragged about his negotiation skills to get “good” and “better” deals.  
Trump says we’re not winning wars and so the U.S. needs more military might (our armed forces are depleted).  Doesn’t that suggest that we try a new approach to problems and conflicts around the world?
VFP fears we will soon be in another war, and this time with one of the countries who is also a nuclear power.  As Albert Einstein said, “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”