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New Members and the UF SDS Chapter plus Occupy join our Picket

Vets for Peace and CCAWT (Community Coalition Against War and Terrorism) Have been picketing together since 2003.  Today we were joined by new VFP members, Members of Occupy and of the UF Chapter of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) … Continue reading

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Arupa’s moving obituary of Pat Fitzpatrick

Dear friends, As most of you know by now, our dear friend and brother Pat Fitzpatrick died last night at the VA Hospital.  He had been ill and in considerable pain for two years, but continued his work and his … Continue reading

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John Oliver Recruits Helen Mirren to Read Senate’s Torture Report | Rolling Stone

‘Last Week Tonight’ host speaks out against gruesome “enhanced interrogation” techniques “If enhanced interrogation were not torture, which it is, and even if torture did work, which it doesn’t, America should not be a country that tortures people,” the host … Continue reading

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Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance by Henry Giroux

I have long thought that the Imperial violence the US has imposed on the rest of the world is coming home to roost.  Giroux describes it in powerful but horrifying prose. Outfitted with full riot gear, submachine guns, armored vehicles … Continue reading

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So long from Sarasota – See you all soon!

Our sessions are ending but we still have  a lot of networking to do.  Se you all at the May VFP meeting and Thanks to VFP for sending us to this amazing conference! There will be more pictures on the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Process Part Two

Michael continues this afternoon to offer information on the Entrepreneurial process.  Right now he is talking about the types of research you need to do to start a business with lots of examples of Veteran businesses.  You need to research … Continue reading

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Nadine’s Small Business

Nadine is the lead organizer of this conference and she is also a woman vet small business Entrepreneur.  Here is our own Nancy Shebenek modeling some of Nadine’s work.  She does T shirts for women Veterans and her business is … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship for Veterans

I am sitting in the Entrepreneur workshop with the amazing Marine, Michael Zacchea who I introduced in an earlier post on the opening session. Dr Zacchea started working on Veterans workforce issues in 2010.  He found a downward spiral for … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Trauma Workshop

I am sitting in an afternoon break out on Military Sexual Trauma presented by Sue Ann Garrison PhD, MSA.   Some facts about MST:  Its not just rape but includes Sexual harassment as well.  The numbers: Among women who participate … Continue reading

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Korean War Veteran

Maryanne is a Korean War vet and is 80 years young.  She told me that people don’t believe her when she says she is a Korean War vet. I asked if it was because they did not believe a woman … Continue reading

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