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JUNE 2018 JOURNAL

Letter to the Editor: HONOR VETERANS BY FIGHTING FOR PEACE

John Amidon

(Daily Gazette/ Sunday, June 14, 2018)

On occasion, well-intentioned folks thank me for my service. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps from February 1965 through December 1968, so most of these folks thanking me are younger. I appreciate their good intentions, but would like them to know how veterans are really doing. About 4.9 million veterans have service-connected disabilities. These range from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to missing limbs, Agent Orange diseases, hearing loss, back pain and spinal injuries, paralysis and traumatic brain injury. The list continues. MORE

 

 

PAZAMIDON VIDEO June 11, 2018

Arrests of 31 members from the “Poor People’s Campaign” at the Fort Orange Club, Albany, NY (film by John Amidon) during Action Week #5. Thank you all for your witness.

PAZAMIDON VIDEO May 29, 2018

Veterans For Peace member, John Amidon, speaking in the NYS Capitol’s War Room during the Poor People’s Campaign event, “Militarism, the War Economy and the Proliferation of Gun Violence,” May 29, 2018

Learn more about the NYS Poor People’s Campaign:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/week-3-albany-non-violent-moral-direct-action

Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign in NYS from the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS:

https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

Learn more about national organizing of the New Poor People’s Campaign:

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/