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My guest on this month’s two SLW! podcast episodes is Susan Vogt. She has long-standing ties with the Institute for Peace and Justice and Parenting for Peace and Justice (IPJ-PPJ), St. Louis. Motto: We educate, so we can know more, care more, and do more. / Facebook
I’ve supported the War Resisters League for years. The War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Today, as one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, WRL challenges military recruitment and war profiteering, organizes nonviolent direct action, and offers on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. / Facebook
Meet an elderly anti-recruitment volunteer I met on one of my speaking tours. (Scroll to Post #66.)
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