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Leah Bolger spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy and retired in 2000 at the rank of Commander. She is currently a full-time peace activist and serves as the President of Veterans For Peace.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 22, 2013
Creating a Very Real Department of "Defense" On this Earth Day 2013, the Green Shadow Cabinet (GSC) is launched . The people who make up the GSC are concerned citizens who believe that the American people deserve much better than what our two-party system is providing, and as a body, the GSC will be advocating for programs and policies which benefit people and address their priorities.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
An Open Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: A 10-Point Plan Veterans understand the military in ways civilians never can. They all know what it means to serve honorably. Some get closer to that ideal than others. There is no better time for Sec. Hagel to hear from veterans than right now.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Veterans For Peace Meets With Ahmadinejad Members of Veterans For Peace, along with other U.S. peace activists, met Tuesday night with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Veterans For Peace President Leah Bolger addressed the meeting, stressing VFP's commitment to doing everything possible to prevent a U.S. or U.S.-assisted attack on Iran. VFP hopes to send a delegation to Iran in October.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 23, 2012
Why Veterans For Peace Will be Protesting the RNC and DNC Veterans For Peace knows that both the Republican and Democratic parties are responsible for the deaths of millions of people and the squandering of billions of dollars in illegal, immoral wars of aggression. Veterans For Peace President, Leah Bolger, explains why VFP members will be protesting at both political conventions.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2012
Exclusive: Leah Bolger's Statement to the Judge of her Hearing for Disruption of Super Committee Charge Because most people cannot do what I did, I acted on their behalf. It seems the only way for the average citizen to be heard is through an act of civil disobedience, and indeed , I am the sole citizen who was heard by the Super Committee. Many people who support me have asked me why I am pleading guilty. I am doing so because I readily admit what I did.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We've Worn Out Our Welcome Americans are shocked and concerned about the recent murders of 16 unarmed Afghan civilians, and Obama promises a full investigation. But why is he not so concerned about thousands of other deaths caused by this war of choice? War itself is an atrocity.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2011
What I Told The Supercommittee I was arrested after telling the Congressional Supercommittee how the American people want them to fix the deficit: End the wars, and tax the rich.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 1, 2011
Why You Won't See Veterans For Peace on the Cover of TIME Magazine The mainstream media is a major force in keeping the U.S. war machine rolling by selectively reporting only feel-good stories. TIME magazine does this in a big way with their Aug 29, 2011 cover story written by right-wing author Joe Klein which celebrates Iraq and Afghanistan Vets of America (IAVA) calling them the "New Greatest Generation." Why doesn't TIME talk to anti-war veterans, like those in Veterans For Peace?

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