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.
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.
Will you join us?
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 Steve Somerstein - Presente! by Ben Chitty:
Brother Steve Somerstein died September 19, after a two-year battle with cancer. He leaves a widow, Margaret, and a daughter, Lyla Rose. Many will recall that Steve was a lead organizer and lawyer for the Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua.
Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua, 1988.
Steve had a long career in law, most recently in the Public Defenders office in Brooklyn, New York. Perhaps his most notorious case involved IRA member Joe Doherty as a client. Doherty had been arrested for killing a British Special Air Service member during a 1980 gun battle between SAS and an IRA squad, a few days after the squad had ambushed a Royal Ulster Constabulary detachment. During the 1981 murder trial Doherty escaped and fled to the United States, where he applied for political asylum... Read More
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