In the midst of what appears to be growing global violence Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) has shifted focus from ending specific wars to ending the rise of U.S. militarism and to saving the Veterans Administration from privatization.
IVAW is just beginning to organize around these new priorities and they are reaching out for support. They launched an Indiegogo campaign to help get these new projects off the ground and today is the final day to support the Indiegogo campaign. Check out the video and help push IVAW over its financial goals.
In many ways this work is not new to IVAW. A great example of IVAW history in fighting to shut down the war machine was the work members did with Port Militarization Resistance in the Pacific Northwest. The above print from the Celebrating Peoples History: Iraq Veterans Against the War portfolio highlights that work. The caption reads, “From 2006 to 2009, the activist group Port Militarization Resistance—including members of Iraq Veterans Against the War—blockaded the Washington ports of Olympia and Tacoma. The actions prevented the loading of Stryker vehicles, various munitions, and equipment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord headed for Iraq and Afghanistan.”