This is the website for the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in Western North Carolina, based in Asheville.
We're also on Facebook: Veterans For Peace Chapter 099
You don't have to be a veteran to belong, just a person who wants peace and is committed to taking action to achieve it.
Joan Baez is quoted as saying, "Action is the antidote to despair."
If you feel despair at the many costs and endlessness of our wars please consider joining us in taking action.
Statement of Purpose
We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally
To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war
To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.
For More Information (Including how to become a member): www.veteransforpeace.org
MONTHLY MEETING TIME: Third Tuesdayof the month at 6:30pm
Note that we are currently meeting at The Center for Art and Spirit, One School Road, in West Asheville Our phone # is: (828-490-1872)
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Some views of Freedom Plaza - October 2011
The national Veterans for Peace have a large presence here at this protest. We are now in day three, and here are some photos from the first day (October 6, 2011) when the march to the US Chamber of Commerce returned to Freedom Plaza.
Weekly VigilStand for Peace at Pack Square Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm Chapter Meeting The Third Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm VFP Chapter 099 HQ at Center for Art and Spirit, One School Road, West Asheville, NC. (At rear, basement level of building located off Mimosa Drive.)