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In Respect for those who sacrifice

Sept. 8, 2020

As a group, Veterans For Peace advocates against war, but we also respect and honor the sacrifices of our fellow servicemembers.

Therefore, we are adamantly opposed to the President of the United States referring to US servicemembers injured or killed in war as “losers” or objecting to wounded veterans participating in military parades.

As concerned, civically engaged members of the human community, we need to recognize that militarism is, at best, a failed tool for world peace and human dignity; and at worst, a guarantor of the complete opposite.

However, we need to respect those who have made the choice to “serve” by supporting returning veterans and showing honor and respect to those who didn’t return.

As the Commander in Chief, the President instead should be appalled that one-third of homeless Americans are veterans, that suicide rates among veterans are unacceptably high, and that the VA healthcare system is underfunded to meet its needs.

As the representative of the American people, the President should instead be duty-bound to pay our nation’s respect to the war dead wherever they lie, interred at Arlington or an American cemetery in France.

North Star Veterans For Peace ch. 146

with Alaska Peace Center

Rob Mulford

Alan Batten

Karl Franke

Heather Koponen

Carrie Farr

Maia Genaux

Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 3, 2020

Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 3, 2020

7 pm via Zoom

Our first monthly meeting of this fall will be held via Zoom. Here is the link:

https://zoom.us/j/94051911104?pwd=Y1JGTU9oeXNYV2FjSWdjVGpiZTdQZz09

That should be all you need if your are joining over the internet via a computer. If you are joining some other way, you may need the following:

Meeting ID: 940 5191 1104
Passcode: 199544

Questions? Contact Alan Batten, 488-3205

Rob Mulford’s statement to court for protesting the Racket.

Please, if you will, take the time to listen to my recent Asymmetric Moose program. I know it is long (1hr) but I think it might be worth your while. It contains my statement to the jury concerning my arrest (Oct. 3rd) for protesting: the further militarization of Alaska, and the murder of over 30 pine nut farm workers by U.S. drone this Past September 18, in Afghanistan. I was intending on delivering it in its entirety, risking jail for contempt. The DA dismissed the case before trial, so I recorded my statement and made it a radio program for KWRK-LP 90.9 Fairbanks, Alaska.

Please share. Comment if you please. Contact me by email if you do not have my phone number and wish to talk.

The link.
https://soundcloud.com/rob-mulford-729405109/rob-mulfords-statement-to-jury

Wage Peace,
rob

Potluck & Community! Friday, Dec. 27, 6pm

Join Alaska Peace Center folks for an end-of the-year potluck and community catching-up.
6pm Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 3535 College Rd.  This gathering is about Community.
If you don’t conveniently have food to share, just bring yourself.  And a friend.
It’s cold out?  Yes. But the friendships and sharing are a warmth of their own.

For information, you can call Heather at 479-0981 (until she leaves the house to get there!) or, if after 5:30 or so: 374-0577.

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People forming Peace Sign

Vote for Alaska Peace Center for Lend-a-Hand

Co-op Market & Deli Members,

Please vote for Alaska Peace Center to be chosen for a month of lend-a-hand rounding up donations in 2020. If the donations come by April, they will be dedicated to paying expenses of Earth Week 2020 – celebrating the 50th Earth Day – with numerous events around our community.

We also encourage you to choose Fairbanks Open Radio.

One important benefit of Co-op Market Ownership is the right to help select which organizations will receive Lend a Hand register round-up donations in the comi

Alaska Peace Center meeting Thurs Dec. 12, 5:30pm

Scholarships to Alaska’s Youth Congress For the Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons,bus and radio ads and other activities to increase awareness of the true costs of violent approaches, collaboration on Alternatives to Violence Project/Hands of Peace workshops, Earth Week displays, our weekly Community News, and more.  These are activities you can help invigorate by joining us at Alaska Peace Center meetings.  3535 College Rd, suite 203.  All Welcome!

Ring In Peace on Armistice Day – 11am Mon. Nov. 11

Join the celebration of the End of world-wide war 101 years ago, still celebrated around the world, often by ringing bells.

In Fairbanks,  Alaska Peace Center and Veterans For Peace North Star chapter 146 invite everyone to ring bells at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 700 Cushman St.

Bring a bell if you have one, in any case bring a friend.

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Community News and Opportunities for Action

via Community News and Opportunities for Action

Alaska Peace Center meeting Thurs Oct. 3, 5:30p

Come help plan activities promoting Peace, Justice, and Sustainability in Interior Alaska: Alternatives to Violence Project; Bus & other ads; Advocacy Team; potlucks & films or presentations; Armistice Day event… and bring new ideas and energy!

3535 College Rd, suite 203 above Fuji restaurant
Contact info@alaskapeace.org for more information.

Fbks Open Radio Fundraiser Thurs at Venue

Community Fundraiser – Food! Drinks!  Music! – Support your local independent, 100% listener-sponsored, noncommercial radio station: Fairbanks Open Radio, KWRK-LP 90.9FM.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the Venue, 514 2nd ave.