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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

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

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 Sh*thole” Countries (Clarity Press, 2018), a book of essays compiled and edited by Cynthia McKinney after the crass, derogatory phrase was used by the POTUS in...

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the legacy of “Apocalypse Now”

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the legacy of “Apocalypse Now”

August 15, 2019—New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway posted this interview with Vietnamese writer Viet Thanh Nguyen in response to Francis Ford Coppola’s release this month of a re-edited version of “Apocalypse Now.” In the interview, the...

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Ever since the Viet Nam war, the POW/MIA flag has been a powerful symbol. In the feature photo, U.S. Airmen carry a POW/MIA flag, center, and a unit guidon during the POW/MIA Vigil Run, a 24-hour run in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, at Joint Base...

Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

In Public Radio International’s The World broadcast of July 24, 2019, host Marco Werman interviews Susan Hammond with the War Legacies Project about the health effects of Agent Orange still experienced by people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos today, generations...

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

…thoughts from Suel Jones

“If you hold a real weapon in your hand you will feel its character strongly. It is fearsome. It’s only purpose is death. And its power is not just in the material from which it is made, but also from the intention of its makers. It is regrettable that...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014...