Welcome to ChicagoVFP!

We are an active Chapter of veterans and allies who abide by the Veterans For Peace Statement of Purpose and our motto - Peace at Home, Peace Abroad.   There will never be international peace until there is domestic peace.   The Chicago Chapter is working on many fronts to engage the community in dialogue about militarization and its human, financial and environmental costs.  Look over the web site.  Check our Chapter Facebook - ChicagoVFP.  Check our main project Facebook and Twitter - DeMilitarizeCPS.  See EducationNotMilitarization.org.    Sign up for our email list.  Join us!  See "Calendar" for meeting dates.

VFP is an international 501(c)3 organization founded in 1985.  VFP is the only veterans organization in the world that is recognized by the United Nations.  The Chapter tax # is:  26-0064830.    To donate or for questions, please contact the Coordinator ARNY STIEBER at 734-216-1814.

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Veterans For Peace Membership

Veterans from any branch of the military are invited to join Veterans For Peace. Family members and friends are encouraged to join at the Associate Level. Please sign up or renew your membership below. Be a part of this growing movement!


Annual Scholarship

The Chicago Chapter is taking applications for our annual scholarship. Follow this link for more information:


Contributors to EducationNotMilitarization.org

Contributors of $100 or more to Education Not Militarization include:  Paul Appell, Frank Fitzgerald, Arny Stieber, Sabrina Waller, Neville & Doreen Souza, Kevin Merwin, Nick Angotti, Steve Nelson, Joe Walsh, Grace Lutheran Church (Evanston, IL)


Education Not Militarization

Militarization of schools is a national epidemic with Chicago Public Schools being the most militarized.  Over 10,000 Chicago children are learning the military model of conflict resolution by violence.  www.NoMilitary.org  There will never be international peace without domestic peace and children are the key.



VFP and Michael Brown/Ferguson/militarization

The main focus of VFP is to abolish war.   People are incited into war (as a solution to conflict) based on fear, and superiority.  War can be abolished (like slavery was) when people join together as equals - thereby reducing fear and superiority.   By joining in the demonstrations against police violence, police militarization, and racial profiling, we, as VFP, are working to abolish the military model of conflict resolution by violence and therefore war.



America's Child Soldiers: JROTC and the Militarizing of America

JROTC salute

Great article about JROTC by Ann Jones on Alternet. Check it out here


Tell Rahm Emanuel: De-Militarize CPS

Sign the Petition

Tell Mayor Emmanual to get the military out of our public schools!

CPS is the most militarized public school system in the country with over 9,000 children receiving military training. The myth is that the military teaches discipline. The reality is that the military teaches children to follow orders without question and to use the military solution to conflict resolution – that is, death and destruction.


Chicago VFP Asks CPS Board to Demilitarize

Chicago VFP Asks CPS Board to Demilitarize
from Substance News
October 24, 2013


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