It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-one years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
Explore these pages; see what we've done, what we do, and why we do it. The struggle continues, perhaps these days more than ever. VVAW has never stopped working to protect the welfare of those who served their country.
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Latest Commentary: From the National Office
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...|
Taken from "VVAW Still Teaching the American War in Vietnam: On Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War"" by Joe Miller Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Anti-war Veterans Stand Up with Unions to Save the VA by Robert Clack:
On September 20th, members of Vietnam & Iraq Veterans Against the War (VVAW & IVAW) and Veterans for Peace Chicago joined 2 public sector unions, the American Federation of Governmental Employee (AFGE) and Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois/Indiana (SEIU Healthcare) at a protest at the Jesse Brown VA to tell Trump to staff the VA and to care for veterans. As part of a national effort, the rally was organized by AFGE local 789 in Chicago and it brought together veterans and union members to push back against Trump's privatization and union busting agenda.
(l-r) Jesse Cerillo, Aaron Hughes, Roberto Clack,
Daniel Corral, Sabrina Waller, Barry Romo
"There are real problems at the VA and the administration tries to pit the VA workers and veterans against each other in order to advance a privatization agenda," said IVAW member Aaron Hughes... Read More
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