It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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For fifty years, VVAW has had three continuing missions: agitation to end our war and stop wars like it; therapy in action and discussion for those who fought the war and needed to deal with what was then called Post-Vietnam Syndrome (now PTSD); and, ul
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Support for Nazis is Not New to America by John Ketwig:
Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia have focused attention upon neo-Nazis, Fascists, and white supremacists, almost as if these groups are a new presence in America's political landscape. The history of the Nazi influence upon our institutions is very troubling, as Nazi sympathizers have quietly influenced American big business and political power for some time. Today, in the time of Trump, those activities are enjoying a resurgence, marching without hoods or masks and openly spreading their venomous messages of hate, intolerance, and violence. While monuments tumble and politicians dance over "fake" facts, few seem to remember that in the early 1930s a group of powerful businessmen and political leaders plotted a coup d'état to overthrow the FDR administration and replace it with a totalitarian Fascist government aligned with Italy's Mussolini and Germany's Hitler. They very nearly succeeded. The roots of today's turmoil run deep... Read More
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