Veterans for Peace to present: Climate Change & Militarism

Guest presentation at the Feb. 15th meeting of People for Peace & Justice Sandusky County:

Veterans for Peace: Climate Crisis and Militarism Project

Presenters: Veterans for Peace members Steve Morse, Cindy Piester, and Gary Butterfield

Feb. 15, First UCC Church, 1500 Tiffin Rd., Fremont
6:30 pm Potluck and short business meeting.
7:30 – 8:30 pm Presentation and discussion.
The presenters will use Zoom to join our in-person meeting.
The public is welcome.

The VFP slide show presentation will include issues of military greenhouse gas emissions, the economics of US militarism, environmental devastation and climate damage from the military and from the current war, and opposition to these.  

Steve Morse was in the US Army from 1969-1971 and was active in the GI Resistance Movement, which included time in Viet Nam and in Army prisons.  He has been active in Veterans For Peace (VFP) for many years; in August 2020, he co-founded what is now the Climate Crisis & Militarism Project of VFP and is on its Steering Committee.   He is a retired union tradesman and is active in labor/climate issues.   He has also worked as a mathematics teacher, and as a coordinator of the GI Rights Hotline.  He lives with his wife in Oakland, CA; they have two adult daughters and grandson. 

Cindy Piester is a lifetime peace activist who produced and hosted alternative cable access television programming for six years.  She is a founding member of Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism Project, and recently returned from serving as a Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom delegate to COP 27 in Egypt where she focused on the climate impacts of military emissions.  Hailing originally from Alliance, Ohio she is glad to connect with other like-minded Ohioans. 

Gary Butterfield is president of the San Diego Veterans for Peace. He’ll be participating in the Q/A discussion.


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