Yard Signs ~ Veterans for Peace Madison ~ new for 2021

New yard signs for the Madison, Wisconsin Chapter of Veterans for Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25.  Help us raise funds and raise your voice about peace and justice.

The amount of  signs is quite limited [run of 100], and we ask a minimum $20 donation per sign.

description: 18”x24”, corrugated plastic, double-sided, comes with metal H stakes

Side 1

 

Your contributions help us continue our activities like providing educational scholarships to  local youth and educating people so we can grow the movement for peace.  Please send us an e-mail, give us a call or contact your local Madison member of Veterans for Peace .  We will make sure to arrange to get signs to you, in the local Madison area.  Outside of the area there will be an additional cost if shipping is required.

Side 2

 

  • Chapter Coordinator:  Fran Wiedenhoeft  email: faw231@aol.com; phone: 608-576-7416
  • Chapter Treasurer:  Paul McMahon  email: heartlandphoto@tds.net
  • Website Administrator:  Brad Geyer  email: geyerb@yahoo.com

 

 

Also side 1

A Crisis – David Cobb

“We are in a crisis… a crisis of the implosion of an empire. And as I say that, let’s acknowledge something that we know from world history: All empires fall.

…Every empire has fallen because of imperial overshoot. That is that the empire goes out; sucks in the natural resources from the surrounding area, so badly, so profusely, that it implodes.

…What we have to come to terms with, for the first time in human civilization this is a global empire. There’s no place to go. So, I submit to you that our challenge, our duty, our responsibility in this generation is to learn to intelligently, intentionally, deliberately dismantle empire.

Dismantle the institutions that are fundamentally unsustainable and are exploitative and oppressive, and create new institutions that are sustainable and that are premised upon and facilitate love and compassion and sharing… those are core human values.”

David Cobb is a “people’s lawyer” who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He believes we must provoke—and win– a peaceful revolution for a peaceful, just, sustainable and cooperative society if we are to survive.

 

Art on exterior of the Veterans Museum on the Capitol Square

Painting including Will Williams, Veteran for Peace/Vietnam Veteran—along the front of the Wisconsin Vets Museum (30 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, Wisconsin.)

Photos by P.T. McMahon [Heartland Images Instagram ] taken 23 Dec 2020

 

more on Will…

Patriots Defend the Country

Poser Patriotism is Fake Patriotism

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Doug Moe, WI State Journal, 27 Oct 2009

Vet’s struggle with Vietnam captured in ‘The Good Soldier’

Will Williams had this friend in Vietnam, DeMarchi, and they sang doo-wop together. “We were just tight,” Williams was recalling Tuesday. They also went on patrol together, and that’s when DeMarchi got hit.

“His brains fell out in our hands when we were moving him,” Williams would recall later. He sat with the corpse in a bomb crater overnight. That night has never left him, though Williams was sitting a world away this week, literally and figuratively, sipping from a coffeehouse cup in Fitchburg. He wore a green T-shirt that read: “Veterans for Peace.” But here’s the thing. It wasn’t that awful night that turned Williams into a peace activist. If anything, at first, seeing his friend die did the opposite.

 

“The more friends that were killed,” he said quietly, “the more hateful I became. I became an animal. If I couldn’t make a kill it bothered me.” It took years, decades really, for Williams to become an anti-war activist. His journey is one of five chronicled in a documentary film, “The Good Soldier,” that will play Nov. 11, Veterans Day [2009], at Sundance. Williams will be there to answer questions after the screening.


Official Website: The Good Soldier movie

War Stories: ‘The Good Soldier’ Examines the Cost of Combat