Linus Pauling Chapter Armistice Day 2018 Forum: “Confronting Imperialism”

On the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I…

VFP Linus Pauling Chapter joined the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to host a public forum for Armistice Day, “Confronting Imperialism.”

The November 11, 2018 event drew fifty five people from a wide range of political views and groups.

The objective was not to review the long history of US imperialism but to discuss various strategies to confront imperialism, colonialism, and militarism. We enjoyed a lively discussion of everything from revolutionary direct action to foreign policy advocacy to international solidarity.

The strong turnout from students, members of DSA, and the local Communist Party (CPUSA) group was very refreshing. They helped stimulate conversations not normally heard among the usual peacenik “choir” here, while emphasizing the connections between imperialism, violence in our streets, non-state actor blowback, and environmental degradation. These partnerships with our chapter will continue for future public education and radical activism.

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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