Veterans against war and climate catastrophe

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Wed, 08/17/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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As more voices speak out against the military's outsized role in destabilizing our earth's climate, Veterans for Peace members stepped up with an action two weeks ago protesting just that. Today's guests will be talking about that action and their activism against war and climate change.

Jim Rine,  a retired research geologist and an adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Geology at Wayne State University, was arrested at the Veterans for Peace action. He served in the U.S. Army in W. Germany from 1970 to 1973 and joined VFP in 2005 to protest the US war in Iraq. After a career researching marine, environmental, and petroleum geology, Jim returned to his hometown of Detroit, MI in 2016. Since 2020, Jim has been active with VFP’s Climate Crisis & Militarism Project.

Janet Weil, our other guest today, is a longtime peace activist and an Associate Member of Portland Veterans for Peace. She served on the national staff of CODEPINK for several years, and is now on the VFP's Climate Crisis and Militarism Project. She is also active with the local chapter of Extinction Rebellion, editing the bimonthly newsletter and the blog.
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