Below are pictures of the VFP ad in Variety magazine. The placement in the magazine was optimum. A big step forward for VFP and truth. Tens of thousands of people will see this. Thank all of you who donated and thanks to VFP National for doing their part to make this happen.
VFP Los Angeles members of Chapter 007 met in North Hollywood at the Saban Media Center Television Academy 5210 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace (ICUJP) and Veterans for Peace, Los Angeles mustered an Informational PICKET at the Television Academy (to prevent the next war).
NO EMMYS For KEN BURNS and the twisted history in his PBS series “THE VIETNAM WAR” Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick, side with the Pentagon and smear the peace movement.
VFP 007 members in attendance: Viet Nam veterans Chapter president Michael Lindley, Andrew Nisbet, Larry Abbott, along with associate member Kathleen Hernandez, ICUJP actor Dave Clennon, and 350.org member Marian Gordon (wife of Larry Abbott)
Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam
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 Viet Nam — which is being commemorated during this decade with a series of 50th anniversary events. Full Disclosure represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize that war, and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.
October 1 – Mao, fearing Soviet encirclement, commissions Edgar Snow to signal that he desired a new meeting with the U.S.
October 7 – During a TV speech, President Nixon proposes a “standstill” cease-fire in which all troops would stop shooting and remain in place pending a formal peace agreement. Hanoi does not respond. He further announces that 40,000 American troops will be withdrawn from South Vietnam by the end of the year.
October 11 – U.S. Third Brigade, Ninth Infantry Division, is withdrawn from Vietnam.
October 24 – ARVN troops begin a new offensive into Cambodia.
Last week of October – U.S. combat deaths number 24, lowest since October 1965.
2016 National Book Award Finalist, Viet Thanh Nguyen:
“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory . . . . Memory is haunted, not just by ghostly others but by the horrors we have done, seen, and condoned, or by the unspeakable things from which we have profited.”