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The author of this piece is Vietnam Veteran and former Naval Aviator Gene Marx. He currently serves as a member of the Veterans For Peace Membership Committee and was the past Secretary of the VFP National Board of Directors. He lives in Bellingham, Washington and is the chapter coordinator of the local Veterans for Peace chapter (VFP-111 - www.vfpbellingham.org).

Marx is a retired federal employee (Federal Aviation Administration) and the father of two sons, his oldest a nurse, his youngest a train master and two-tour Iraq War Veteran. He became politically active following his youngest son's first deployment.

Activities since retirement have included some work with local Progressive non-profits and campaigns, also some writing and managing of websites and blogs. His passion though continues to be anti-war activism with wife Victoria and the Veterans for Peace - locally and nationally.

A constant companion is a rescued Border Collie, Casey - the protagonist of his daily blog, Casey's Worlds on Blogspot.


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Protestors in DC during Trump Inauguration Friday, January 20, 2017 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inaugural Eve: Reflections from a Peace Vet On the eve of the Trump Inauguration, a peace veteran reflects on the militarism of the outgoing Obama Administration, and its acceptance by partisan apologists while the peace movement was being marginalized for eight years.

A first step toward peace. There are more steps - and they are slippery Friday, July 17, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
First Step in Vienna A tip of the hat to the P5+1 delegation and Iran for their diplomatic efforts in Vienna and giving peace in the Persian Gulf Region a real chance.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
One Overreach Too Far The Navy plans to conduct electronic warfare exercises over the Olympic Wilderness. This expansion of readiness training over heritage wilderness would set a dangerous precedent for the rest of the country. Olympic Peninsula residents were left out of the loop about the Airborne Electronic Attack training from day-one and are trying to stop the Forest Service from issuing a permit to allow it to commence in September 2015.

red pill blue pill the matrix Thursday, July 10, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blue Pills or Lessons Learned in the Levant As major powers continually threaten that all "options are on the table" when dealing with conflicts, it is also long past time to recognize that the peaceful resolution option has always been among the choices and within grasp. Now a regional diplomatic surge focusing on de-escalation and humanitarian relief in Iraq and Syria is the only viable alternative to another century of sectarian violence.

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Screaming In the Wind As a war-weary nation gears up for a misguided, politically motivated attack on Syria, anti-war activists are buoyed by popular support of a peaceful alternative, and not surprised by the lack of Congressional resolve for debating Obama's unilateral use of military force.

Sunday, April 8, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Good Friday Struggle on the Island of Peace An article written by Bellingham, Washington's VFP-111 member Michael Jacobsen following an incident during a protest on Jeju Island near Gangjeong village. As Michael reports, Father Moon Cheong Hyun was severely injured on Good Friday protesting the joint US/ROK construction project of what will likely become one of the largest naval bases of the American Empire.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stop Me if You've Heard This One, John Henry A frank observation of the frayed state of a nearly broken military caused by US policy failures in Afghanistan, and why the war is now on trial with John Henry Browne entering the picture as the defense counsel for SSGT Robert Bales, the alleged Afhanistan executioner of 17 Afghan civilians, including nine children.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Way It Is A look back at anti-war protests and police tactics during the Vietnam Era and the much more difficult task ahead for the Occupy Movement, in a USA on the verge of becoming a police state.

Saturday, May 7, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hate for Hate: Joystick Justice A reflection on the targeted assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Thursday, December 9, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Peace Bonus: Nothing to Kill or Die For Remembering John Lennon on the 30-year anniversary of his murder, and linking his anti-war activism to the Dececember 16th, 2010, Veterans for Peace rally and civil resistence at the White House. Veterans and others will stage what will be the largest veteran-led protest to U.S. wars in recent history.

Monday, July 5, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Journal Entry: Independence Day or Happy Birthday, Pop A selection from a Vietnam Veteran's journal entry on July 4th, 2010, commemorating his father a WWII/Korean War Veteran, born on the Fourth of July 1921 and killed when the author was 7-years-old in 1953.

Friday, August 21, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Draft Redux: Betting On the Come A shot at blind patriotism by a Vietnam veteran and Veterans for Peace member who sees no other way to incite activism against the US war market but to advocate for a draft, more specifically national service. A risky proposition perhaps, but one we as Americans should be more than willing to take if military engagement and expansionism are national preferences over peaceful alternatives.