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  • Carl Rising-Moore
    Sisters and Brothers that stand for Peace and Justice, A few members of Veterans For Peace in Indiana wish to meet up to discuss the plan of organizing locally
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 1, 2011
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      Sisters and Brothers that stand for Peace and Justice, 

      A few members of Veterans For Peace in Indiana wish to meet up to discuss the plan of organizing locally in the state of Indiana and nationally to end the "Long War".  Daniel Ellsberg has written about his recent experience in Wash. D.C. and it looks like there will be more actions aimed at the Executive Branch.

      So, if you are a veteran or wish to join VFW as an associate member, (it is not necessary to be a veteran to join), please consider joining this activist organization.  2011 promises to be a year of action.

      If you are interested, please call me at 317 222-0201, or email me at carlrisingmoore@... so we can find a date that works for everyone.

      May we advance our efforts for ending militarism and American domination worldwide in 2011.

      Carl


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Veterans For Peace <vfp@...>
      To: risingmoorecarl@...
      Sent: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 5:01 pm
      Subject: Daniel Ellsberg urges people to support VFP                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DANIEL ELLSBERG URGES PEOPLE TO SUPPORT VFP
                                                                                                                                                     
       December 29, 2010                        
                                                                             Most people became aware of me because of the Pentagon Papers. Since then, I have become known as “The Most Dangerous Man In America”. And why? Because I spoke the truth. I was convinced that the American public should know the truth about the Vietnam War.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                 I continue to work to bring the truth to light. On December 16th, in a Veterans For Peace sponsored action, along 131 other people, I was arrested for attempting to chain myself to the White House gate. This was done in protest of American involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.             
                 I am a proud member of Veterans For Peace.   I challenge you to join me and VFP and speak the truth to your family, friends, neighbors, and anyone that will listen.  They need to know the truth about how our military is devastating the very countries that we have self-righteously proclaimed to save.               
                 We are destroying Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the same way that we devastated Vietnam. Agent Orange dispersed in Vietnam still lingers in the ground contaminating soil and food. Live bombs and mines continue to harm innocent men, women and children. Today we are leaving depleted uranium weapons scattered throughout Iraq and Afghanistan that will have devastating ecological consequences for both people and ecosystems for years to come.               
                 The True Cost of War is not measured in dollars spent on guns, nor on enemy combatants killed. The True Cost of War is visible in the catatonic face of a PTSD sufferer, in the lifeless body of a veteran who has committed suicide. The cost can be heard in the cries for help of the tortured, the stomach growls of hungry abandoned children on the streets of Iraq and Afghan villages. It can be felt at home in smaller budgets for schools and in homes that seem emptier because a father or mother has been deployed and is away from home during the holidays. The True Cost of War is that it strips us of our humanity, spoils nature’s splendor, and ruins people’s lives.             
                 I challenge you to join the local VFP Chapters across the country.  Become informed and participate in their projects.  It is important that we support Bradley Manning and Julian Assange who are being persecuted for telling the truth about the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.   When we work together we can make a difference.               
                 I believe that VFP is one of the most credible organizations you can support. We have no alternative but to work for peace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Daniel Ellsberg                                                                                                                                                PS   Make a gift to ensure that VFP can continue to speak the truth for the next 25 years!




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                                                  www.veteransforpeace.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Veterans For Peace appreciates your generous                                                                  donations.                                                                                        We                                  also encourage you to                                                                  join our ranks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For Peace                        

    • Lori Perdue
      I am sure Carl meant to refer to VFP instead of VFW. Not that the Veterans of Foreign Wars isn t a great org, but it is Veterans For Peace that needs an
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 2, 2011
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        I am sure Carl meant to refer to VFP instead of VFW. Not that the Veterans of Foreign Wars isn't a great org, but it is Veterans For Peace that needs an infusion of commitment and action.
        I renewed my VFP membership just before Christmas, & my partner, Renee, was approved as an associate member @ the same time. Please consider membership in VFP @ this time. Momentum is a powerful force we should grasp and roll with whenever we are able.
        In Peace & Solidarity,
        (& best wishes for 2011)
        Lori 


        Sent from my Palm Pre on AT&T


        On Jan 1, 2011 7:09 PM, Carl Rising-Moore <carlrisingmoore@...> wrote:

        Sisters and Brothers that stand for Peace and Justice,

        A few members of Veterans For Peace in Indiana wish to meet up to discuss
        the plan of organizing locally in the state of Indiana and nationally to end
        the "Long War". Daniel Ellsberg has written about his recent experience in
        Wash. D.C. and it looks like there will be more actions aimed at the
        Executive Branch.

        So, if you are a veteran or wish to join VFW as an associate member, (it is
        not necessary to be a veteran to join), please consider joining this
        activist organization. 2011 promises to be a year of action.

        If you are interested, please call me at 317 222-0201, or email me at
        carlrisingmoore@... so we can find a date that works for everyone.

        May we advance our efforts for ending militarism and American domination
        worldwide in 2011.

        Carl


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Veterans For Peace <vfp@...>
        To: risingmoorecarl@...
        Sent: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 5:01 pm
        Subject: Daniel Ellsberg urges people to support VFP



















        DANIEL ELLSBERG
        URGES PEOPLE TO SUPPORT VFP


        December 29, 2010
        Most
        people became aware of me because of the Pentagon Papers. Since then, I have
        become known as “The Most Dangerous Man In America”. And why? Because I
        spoke the truth. I was convinced that the American public should know the
        truth about the Vietnam War.


        I continue to work to bring the truth to light. On December 16th,
        in a Veterans For Peace sponsored action, along 131 other people, I was
        arrested for attempting to chain myself to the White House gate. This was
        done in protest of American involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
      • Carl Rising-Moore
        Thank you Lori for the correction. Yes, it is VFP that is working with other groups on building a broad coalition to make decisions on where we go from here.
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 2, 2011
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          Thank you Lori for the correction.  Yes, it is VFP that is working with other groups on building a broad coalition to make decisions on where we go from here.  Our Chapter has been dormant since the last few years, but now is the time for action.

          I need to renew my membership as well Lori.  I count 9 people that are interested so far in holding a meeting to rebuild the chapter.  If no one else volunteers for a meeting space, I suggest my home 3253 N. Pennsylvania.  It is centrally located in Indy and we have a big enough space and parking for a meeting of the minds.  I would nominate either Lori or David Lambert to facilitate the gathering.

          Here is hoping that we can generate some additional interest for the chapter.  

          "Love is all we need",
          Carl

          On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Lori Perdue <gottabeme23@...> wrote:
           

          I am sure Carl meant to refer to VFP instead of VFW. Not that the Veterans of Foreign Wars isn't a great org, but it is Veterans For Peace that needs an infusion of commitment and action.
          I renewed my VFP membership just before Christmas, & my partner, Renee, was approved as an associate member @ the same time. Please consider membership in VFP @ this time. Momentum is a powerful force we should grasp and roll with whenever we are able.
          In Peace & Solidarity,
          (& best wishes for 2011)
          Lori 


          Sent from my Palm Pre on AT&T


          On Jan 1, 2011 7:09 PM, Carl Rising-Moore <carlrisingmoore@...> wrote:

          Sisters and Brothers that stand for Peace and Justice,

          A few members of Veterans For Peace in Indiana wish to meet up to discuss
          the plan of organizing locally in the state of Indiana and nationally to end
          the "Long War". Daniel Ellsberg has written about his recent experience in
          Wash. D.C. and it looks like there will be more actions aimed at the
          Executive Branch.

          So, if you are a veteran or wish to join VFW as an associate member, (it is
          not necessary to be a veteran to join), please consider joining this
          activist organization. 2011 promises to be a year of action.

          If you are interested, please call me at 317 222-0201, or email me at
          carlrisingmoore@... so we can find a date that works for everyone.

          May we advance our efforts for ending militarism and American domination
          worldwide in 2011.

          Carl


          -----Original Message-----
          From: Veterans For Peace <vfp@...>
          To: risingmoorecarl@...
          Sent: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 5:01 pm
          Subject: Daniel Ellsberg urges people to support VFP



















          DANIEL ELLSBERG
          URGES PEOPLE TO SUPPORT VFP


          December 29, 2010
          Most
          people became aware of me because of the Pentagon Papers. Since then, I have
          become known as “The Most Dangerous Man In America”. And why? Because I
          spoke the truth. I was convinced that the American public should know the
          truth about the Vietnam War.


          I continue to work to bring the truth to light. On December 16th,
          in a Veterans For Peace sponsored action, along 131 other people, I was
          arrested for attempting to chain myself to the White House gate. This was
          done in protest of American involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan




          --
          Carl Rising-Moore
          317-222-0201
          carlrisingmoore@...
          Rising-Moore Fine Painting and Restoration
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