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Fri, Aug 2, 2013

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From: Veterans For Peace <vfp@veteransforpeace.org>
Date: August 2, 2013 5:30:55 PM EDT
Subject: VFP eNews: Elliott Adams and Tarak Kauff Will End Their Fasts on Sun, Aug 4th & Mor




  
 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Elliott Adams and Tarak Kauff Will End Their Fasts on Sun, Aug 4th

Please join Elliott and Tarak in breaking their fast on Sunday,  August 4, 2013.  Those near Albany are invited to join them at  7:15 PM at the  Masjid As-Salam Mosque, 280 Central Avenue, Albany, NY for a very special event. The entire community is invited to enjoy an iftar meal with the  Muslim Community.

A 2 minute video invitation featuring Elliott Adams on day 72 of his hunger strike to close Guantanamo.

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Nominate Bradley Manning for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Over 90,000 people have signed.   With help from you and a few of your friends, we can raise the total to 100,000. Please click here to sign now! Tell your friends!

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Bradley Manning Court Martial Continues

What Can Veterans Do to Affect his Sentence?

We can continue to be present in the courtroom at Fort Meade.  Bradley’s lawyer David Coombs has told supporters repeatedly that their presence in the courtroom gives both he and Bradley a huge moral boost.  Plus, we are witnesses to history.

Most of us live far away from Ft. Meade and may not be able to travel.  We should continue all the community outreach and events in support of Bradley. 

Bradley Manning Action Update submitted by Gerry Condon

Seventeen Members of the European Union have written an open letter to President Obama and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel calling for Bradley Manning to be freed. <Press Release>



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Save the Date:  VFP Annual Tour to Vietnam – Mar 29 to Apr 12, 2014

Members of the first overseas chapter of Veterans For Peace, the Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160, of American vets living in Viet Nam, are inviting up to 20 veterans and non-vet activists and spouses to come as a group in the Spring for an insider’s 2-week tour of Viet Nam.

Email Nadya @ nadyanomad@gmail.com for more information.

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Chapter Contacts:  Help Us Keep Current

We’re in the process of updating the national website and need to know if chapters are active or inactive.  We also need to verify urls for chapter websites.   

Please review this list and provide updates to Casey @ casey@veteransforpeace.org

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In This Issue:


Elliott Adams and Tarak Kauff Will End Their Fasts on Sun, Aug 4th

Nominate Bradley Manning for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Bradley Manning Court Martial Continues

Save the Date:  VFP Annual Tour to Vietnam – Mar 29 to Apr 12, 2014 

Chapter Contacts:  Help Us Keep Current

VFP 2013 Annual Convention in Madison WI

New VFP Issue Brochures for Tabling, Flyering, etc.

Upcoming VFP Endorsed Actions/Events



VFP 2013 Annual Convention in Madison

Online registration ends today.  Registration will reopen in Madison on Wed, Aug 7 @ Noon on the 2nd floor of the Madison Concourse and Governance Hotel.

2013 Convention Program

Ads for 2013 Convention Booklet

There’s still time to sign up to read your poetry.  The poetry reading event will be held


Wed, Aug 8 – 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W. Gorham Street
Madison, WI


There is a 10 minute limit and the focus of your piece should be on the complexity of attaining peace in a world torn apart by war, or directly address the costs of war, sign up today. Deadline for submitting your name has been extended until Aug 6.


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New VFP Issue Brochures for Tabling, Flyering, etc.

You can use these originals to make copies or contact the national office to order multiple copies.

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Upcoming VFP Endorsed Actions/Events

May – Oct, 2013  – Fearless Summer  – action on the environment.

Aug 7 – 11, 2013VFP National Convention in Madison, WI

Sep 21 – International Day of Peace

Sep 22 – Submission Deadline for Fall Edition of VFP Newspaper

Nov 11Armistice Day

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Did you know? VFP national office will be closed Aug 7-11 during the convention.












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