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Mike Ferner is a writer from Ohio, former president of Veterans For Peace and author of "Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq." (Praeger)

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Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff unveil banner on the airfield at Shannon. Photo:Ellen Davidson, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 24, 2019
Another Empire's Boot Stomps on Ireland U.S. military vets aid Irish peace movement to kick U.S. troop transports out of Shannon Airport
Armistice Day November 11, 1924, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 27, 2018
Armistice Day ended the War to End Wars; the Treaty of Versailles gave us War Without End As part of "Reclaim Armistice Day," a project of Veterans For Peace, see how the Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI contributed to today's war-torn world. See also: click here
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2018
PBS Series, "The Vietnam War," Receives Emmy Nomination. Should It? Veterans continue to express concern about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick receiving an Emmy for their "Vietnam War" series on PBS last fall.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Veterans' Group Says "No" to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series Veterans For Peace to take out "Variety" ad to say, "Does the Burns/Novick Vietnam War Documentary Series Deserve an Emmy?"
Greetings from Toledo, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Toledo Sips of Life in Iraq We get a small taste of life as we left it in Iraq and so many other places.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 22, 2013
A Tale of Two Tragedies We are trained to mourn the one but not the other.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 14, 2013
Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.! In a success for citizens' right to know and an even bigger success for the movement to get rid of corporate personhood, a county common pleas court judge in western Pennsylvania has ordered the unsealing of an agreement between a corporate fracking combine and two citizens, ruling that corporations have no inherent rights.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2013
U.S. To Become A Second Rate Power... like it is poorly rated in so many other areas The boys running the show need us to keep believing in American Exceptionalism (as in "U-S-A! U-S-A! We're #1!"). Thankfully, it's becoming a tougher sell all the time.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Peace Movement Drones On and On: Wisdom From the USS Kitty Hawk Reading a musty, old article in an underground paper from four decades ago tells me our organizing needs to get a lot smarter.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Learning Our Penchant for Mass Murder In the national discussion about mass murders, we need to consider ALL options, like what do we learn from a government that spends more on death than life every year?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I Woke Up One Morning And The War Was Over The American War in Iraq will never end for more than 4,000 families of U.S. troops killed, tens of thousands of wounded and their families and the hundreds -- yes, hundreds -- of thousands of young men and women who will suffer the terror of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury for the rest of their lives.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2011
This is Not a Place for Life Veterans for Peace board member, Mike Ferner, reports from Kabul, Afghanistan with an on the ground look at the stories and faces of "Internally Displaced Persons," -displaced by the war being waged in the region by the United States. These are the stories that the corporate media are not inclined to headline.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2011
"Dear Afghanistan" A Global Listening Project for Peace As I began to realize how dangerous the Peace Volunteers' work could be, the global call-in project dubbed "Dear Afghanistan," became much more than a chance for callers to meet a handful of charming, brave boys. It was the beginning of an international support committee that at some moment may need to quickly mobilize to demand governments intervene to protect these young men's lives.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 25, 2010
"Dear Afghanistan:" A New Year's Call for Peace Message from Mike Ferner, Veterans for Peace, currently in Kabul: On New Year's Day, 01/01/11, people around the world are invited to raise their voices, through Facebook, Twitter, Free Conference calls, Skype, and blogs in a massive refusal to accept this war any longer. Let your New Year's resolution be to stand for the people and end wars by sending a digital or spoken peacemaking message to people in Afghanistan.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Veterans for Peace Seeks Obama Meeting Veterans for Peace seeks a meeting with President Obama and will send a large delegation of veterans to the White House is their request is turned down.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Veterans For Peace Responds to the "Rebranded Occupation" of Iraq A pinch of reality dust added to the statement coming from the White House about "the end of combat operations in Iraq."
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 1, 2009
38 Antiwar Groups to Obama: No Escalation! Troops Home Now! Veterans For Peace drafted a letter to Obama that dozens of people cooperatively and patiently commented on over the Thanksgiving holiday. The simple message is NO ESCALATION! TROOPS HOME NOW!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Veterans' Group to Members: Multiply Resistance by any Peaceful Means Available Veterans' group ramps up resistance to wars and calling for increased pressure on President and Congress.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2009
Veterans For Peace Reacts to President Obama Receiving Nobel Peace Prize: "Something is wrong with this picture" Once you had to helplead one of the most important social movements in U.S. historyor minister to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Now you can promise change and international cooperation while ordering more drone bombings that kill innocent civilians -- and still get a Nobel Peace Prize. There's something wrong with this picture.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2009
Robocops Come to Pittsburgh...and Bring the Latest Weaponry with Them No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of “crowd control munitions,” including one that reportedly made its debut in the U.S., was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week's G-20 protests.

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