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VFP honored by Vietnam Union of Friendship Orgs in Hanoi

As reported by the Vietnam News Agency on Monday, September 9, 2019. Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of...

Podcast: “It was easier to kill people than lay down the gun” -Suel Jones

"I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it's always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me."

Podcast: “Disruption of the military was the major cause of US defeat in Vietnam” -Eric Seitz

Attorney Eric Seitz on defending war objectors, "Our efforts were better utilized representing people in the military who were beginning to stir."

Live from Spokane: Battling the Viet Nam war from the inside

Spokane Public Radio’s Doug Nadvornick hosted the Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Inland Journal program...

A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

First posted August 20, 2019 by author Steve Early on BeyondChron; reposted August 24 on Portside. by Steve...

Viet Nam: One Man’s Atonement in an Ocean of Grief

The following essay, penned by Viet Nam veteran Chuck Searcy, is a chapter in How the U.S. Creates...

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

VFP honored by Vietnam Union of Friendship Orgs in Hanoi

VFP honored by Vietnam Union of Friendship Orgs in Hanoi

As reported by the Vietnam News Agency on Monday, September 9, 2019. Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) presented a certificate of merit to Veterans for Peace (VFP) at a roundtable seminar in Hanoi on September 9. The VUFO also...

Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit: UMass Boston reception

Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit: UMass Boston reception

Ron Carver’s Waging Peace in Viet Nam exhibit opened yesterday at UMass Boston. The opening reception was graced with poets Doug Rawlings, Dave Connolly, and Lamont Steptoe, and Vietnam-era resister Susan Schnall.

Ending War, American-Style

Ending War, American-Style

This Tomgram posted by Andrew Bacevitch on September 10, 2019, with introduction by Nick Turse, speaks to the moral bankruptcy of the United States in regards to its historic and ongoing reckless war-making. As the U.S. makes noises about finally withdrawing from...

Still Not Getting the Viet Nam War

Still Not Getting the Viet Nam War

by William J. Astore, first published on his blog, bracingviews.com I recently read an article on Rocky Bleier’s return to Vietnam, the subject of a documentary on ESPN. Rocky Bleier played on the Pittsburgh Steelers football team in the 1970s, when the Steelers were...

Live from Spokane: Battling the Viet Nam war from the inside

Live from Spokane: Battling the Viet Nam war from the inside

Spokane Public Radio’s Doug Nadvornick hosted the Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Inland Journal program featuring interviews recorded at the Veterans For Peace convention held days earlier in Spokane, Washington. The podcast focuses partly on Ron Carver’s...

Which 50th anniversary pin will YOU wear?

Which 50th anniversary pin will YOU wear?

On July 16, 2019, New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster announced her office’s participation in the Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary Pin Program  to honor all Vietnam-era veterans for “valiantly serving our nation.” After sharing...

A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

First posted August 20, 2019 by author Steve Early on BeyondChron; reposted August 24 on Portside. by Steve Early Fifty years ago this fall, a campus upsurge turned opposition to the Vietnam War into a genuine mass movement. On October 15, 1969, several million...

veterans for peace logoThe 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 Viet Nam — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. 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.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

Upcoming Events

  1. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Boston

    September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  2. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Amherst

    September 23 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  3. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit in NYC

    October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his government was willing to spend $63 million on a series of commemorations of the American War in Viet Nam stretching over a decade, we in Veterans...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via lulu.com The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...

New CD Release “Until You Come Home:  Songs to Heal the Wounds of War”

New CD Release “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War”

This post originally appeared at www.untilyoucomehome.org New CD Release: “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War” A compilation CD about war and its toll produced by George Mann.  George Mann announces the release of “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal...

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

A second edition of LETTERS TO THE WALL is now available at a 30% discount price. This edition includes two added features — an authors’ index and a reference index for names on The Wall that letter writers addressed. This book is made up of 187 or so letters written...

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...

Chickenhawk Hall of Shame

This originally appeared at The New Hampshire Gazette. Chickenhawk Hall of Shame When an American male (or an especially belligerent female) makes the challenging transition from late adolescence into early adulthood, he is faced with many decisions. One certain,...

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? I was raised by two historians. My father had a Harvard PhD in history and was a history professor, and my mother was ABD (all but dissertation) in history from Johns Hopkins. History was a conversational mainstay at our family dinner...