Counter Recruiting at Boscobel, Wisconsin High School

Rhonda Scallon, Boscobel High School guidance counselor and alternative education coordinator, examines the visual display during a Veterans For Peace counter recruiting visit to the school lunch room March 21, 2019. 

Photo by David Giffey

This is the ninth year Veterans For Peace Chapter 25 has visited Boscobel High School and provided a graduating senior with a $500 scholarship for writing the winning essay on the topic: “Why I Believe War Is Not the Answer.”

The scholarship will be awarded during a ceremony in May. Boscobel, in Grant County, is one of six rural high schools in Southwestern Wisconsin receiving regular visits from Veterans For Peace. Other schools include Dodgeville, Baraboo, Richland Center, Riverdale in Muscoda, and River Valley, Spring Green.

Truth In Recruiting – Vets for Peace

Madison’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Veterans for Peace-Madison, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25 took part in the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that was held on March 17 on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin.

“St Patrick’s Day, while not a legal holiday in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture.”
– Wikipedia

Photos are the work of Paul “PT” McMahon.

Survey to address the needs of women vets from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)

“To address the needs of women veterans in our state, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans  affairs (WDVA) remains committed to:

  • Providing advocacy for women veterans;
  •  Encouraging and supporting recognition of women veterans’ contributions to Wisconsin and the nation;
  • Providing outreach for women veterans’ programs and issues

Take the WDVA Wisconsin Women Veterans Survey
Survey closes March 31, 2019

More information related to women veterans

US Hands Off Venezuela – No more war for oil!

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! Rally
Saturday at 12 PM, February 23
Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

https://www.nowaronvenezuela.org/

 

Hands Off 23 Feb Action Madison

Demanding “regime change,” this administration is laying siege to Venezuela. Washington’s deepening of sanctions, a form of economic warfare, is solely aimed at worsening an ongoing crisis in order to impose powers in Caracas favorable to US interests. US actions have served only to deepen political divisions and decrease the likelihood of a peaceful solution, as they increase hardships and suffering of the common people.

Venezuela has world’s largest known oil reserves. And that fact has more to do with US demands for “regime change” and threats of further intervention than any concerns for “democracy” or “freedom” and the “defeat of tyranny.”

US efforts to overthrow the present government will only serve to further weaken any prospects for a peaceful, democratic resolution to the crisis and leave a bitter legacy in keeping with the long history of US intervention in the region.

The revival of “Yankee imperialism” at its worst must immediately be brought to a halt. People here in the US must once again come together to counter Washington’s aggression, overt and covert, in Venezuela and elsewhere in Latin America — the necessary precondition for peace, true democracy, and security. Join in opposition and voice demands for an end to US intervention and violations of Venezuela’s national sovereignty.

Veterans for Peace: Steve Books, Bob Heussner, Joan Kemble, Brad Geyer, Dave Soumis

-U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
-NO to a “Regime Change” Coup
-NO to sanctions, oil embargo and economic warfare
-NO to military intervention by the U.S. and its regional proxies!

 

 

 

 

The event was endorsed by:

  • Womens’ International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) -Madison
  • Madison Socialist Alternative
  • Industrial Workers of the World -Madison
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation – Madison
  • Veterans for Peace, Chapter 25 – Madison
  • Family Farm Defenders
  • Peregrine Forum
  • Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
  • International Socialist Organization – Madison
  • Democratic Socialists of America -Madison
  • White Rose Anti-Fascist Forum
  • Madison-Rafah Sister City Project
  • 4 Lakes Green Party
  • Union De Trabajadores Immigrantes (UTI)
  • International Marxist Tendency – Madison
  • Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement#HandsOffVenezuela

 

Veterans For Peace is outraged at the unfolding coup d’etat in Venezuela, which is clearly being orchestrated by the U.S. government. Two hundred years of blatant U.S. intervention in Latin America must come to an end.

Veterans for Peace: Veterans Call to Resist U.S. Coup in Venezuela