This message is an ULTRA HIGH PRIORITY, and should be immediately disseminated to the Hub of Occupy support groups and to all Occupy city groups for their consideration.
Veterans for Peace will work with any peaceful Occupy city group or assembly to help ensure their constitutional rights and physical safety are protected.
Veterans for Peace:
Veterans Peace Team Application:
Invitation to Join Veterans Peace Team
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
We invite you to apply to become a member of Veterans Peace Team (VPT) and join with military veterans and their allies across the U.S. as we plan to nonviolently stand in solidarity with the courageous citizens of the Occupy movement against excessive force by local police departments.
As many of us are aware, the inherent violence of the system’s controlling elite will continue to become more manifest as the Occupy movement increases and builds its resistance.
We continue to reach out to individuals within the police, with some success, but we are under no illusions about the police force as a whole.
In the past, repression against citizens has been an effective tool for the ruling elite but even as the government’s capacity for violence and crowd control has increased, our ability to document and expose this violence to the masses has also grown.
That’s why we’ve initiated the Veterans Peace Team and are asking you to consider joining us. When people see nonviolent veterans being brutally assaulted, as we saw in the cases of and Kayvan Sabehgi, the resistance is not intimidated, it is strengthened.
The links are provided to download the Veterans Peace Team statement of purpose and the application for VPT. We also have a great logo embroidered on caps to identify us as members of the Veterans Peace Team.
If you’d like to be part of this effort please download and fill out theveteranspeaceteam or mail it to Veterans Peace Team, 28 Arnold Dr. Woodstock, NY 12498.
Peace and Solidarity,
Veterans For Peace Direct Action
Veterans Peace Team