It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-three years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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From the VVAW National Office
VVAW clearly sees a future for itself. As veterans of the military, as veterans of Vietnam, we will fight to see that the Peace...|
Taken from "We Must Continue the Fight for a Better World!" by Bill Branson Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The Waiting Devastation of Landmines by Paul Nichols:
I read with dismay, but not surprise, about President Trump's advocacy for renewed production and use of landmines, as described by an LA Times article which appeared in the Concord Monitor last month. Like every other position taken during Trump's presidency, this policy reversal is misguided and unconscionable.
In December 1997, a multinational treaty signing conference held in Ottawa, Canada brought about the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). Government leaders of many countries signed and ratified the treaty on the spot. The agreement prohibited the use, development and production of anti-personnel mines and called for the destruction of stockpiled mines.
Princess Diana energetically promoted the ban. Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in conjunction with the ICBL organization for setting the ban in motion. By March 2018, there were 164 signatories to the Ottawa Treaty and more than 100 had ratified it.... Read More
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