Author Archives: Jack Gilroy

Americans Who Tell the Truth

By Jack Gilroy Our Peace Action/Veterans for Peace team has, like most progressive thinkers and actors, focused on telling the truth, especially as it relates to militarism in American culture and history. We know that American leaders have often lied, … Continue reading

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Remembering WWI—There Is No Just War

My father, Francis Gilroy, a US Navy airman wrote home to his mother from Queenstown (Cobh) Ireland after 11 Am on November 11th, 1918 that he had “been up”. “Up”, meaning flying in a seven-ply wood wing aircraft, a submarine … Continue reading

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Veterans for Peace Winter 2020 Newsletter

From the Veterans for Peace Winter 2020 newsletter, page 18: The past year was the busiest ever for VFP Stu Naismith Chapter 90. It began with the January 2019 annual luncheon and conversation (via phone) with Suzanne Gordon of San … Continue reading

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Plowshares 7 Convicted

Brunswick, Georgia – late October No one was allowed to wear shirts with messages into the court room for the Kings Bay 7 Trident Plowshares Trial. Outside of the court house Veteran For Peace members, complete with a black and … Continue reading

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Children’s Peace Fair

Veterans for Peace & Peace Action of Broome County worked together to produce a Children’s Peace Fair this past Hiroshima Day, August 6. Adults said it was a resounding success. The abundant, joyful sound of children support that conclusion. Early … Continue reading

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Veterans for Peace Winter 2019 Newsletter

From the Veterans for Peace Winter 2019 newsletter, page 15: Veterans for Peace #090 Binghamton NY Members of the Stu Naismith Chapter were in New York City on November 7 and 8 to support Kathy Kelly’s Voices for Creative Nonviolence … Continue reading

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Make Veterans Day Armistice Day Again

By Jack Gilroy Over one-hundred years ago, November 11, 1918, the Great War, World War I, came to an end. People around the world rejoiced and celebrated the end of hostilities, a time to declare peace. The following year of … Continue reading

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