November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102), over a century since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918). For decades in the United States, as elsewhere, Armistice Day was a holiday of peace, of sad remembrance and joyful ending of war, of a commitment to preventing war in the future. The holiday’s name was changed in the United States after the U.S. war on Korea to “Veterans Day,” a largely pro-war holiday on which some U.S. cities forbid Veterans For Peace groups from marching in their parades.
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One activity for 11 a.m. wherever you are, or some other appropriate time, is bell ringing. Here’s
a kit from a Veterans For Peace chapter on a past Armistice Day.
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World BEYOND War
JROTC Out of Our Schools.
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About Armistice Day:
Armistice Day 100 in Santa Cruz Film
Celebrate Armistice Day, Not Veterans Day
Tell the Truth: Veterans Day Is A National Day of Lying
An Armistice Day Newspaper from Veterans For Peace
We Need a New Armistice Day
Veterans Group: Reclaim Armistice Day As Day Of Peace
A Hundred Years After the Armistice
New Film Takes Stand Against Militarism
Wait Just a Minute
On Armistice Day, Let’s Celebrate Peace
Armistice Day 99 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars
Reclaim Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes
An Armistice Day Poem
Audio: David Rovics on Armistice Day
Armistice Day First
Audio: Talk Nation Radio: Stephen McKeown on Armistice Day
About the Trump Weapons Parade We Helped Prevent in 2018:
Trumparade of 2018 Stupidest Idea Since Philadelphia Liberty Loan Parade of 1918
Raining on Trump’s Parade
Hundreds of Thousands To Protest President Trump’s Military Parade If It Occurs
Veterans For Peace Condemns Military Parade
Marches on Washington to End the Wars
About the militarization of societies, police, and schools:
JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers
Inside the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas Cruz to Be “A Very Good Shot”
Florida Gunman Nikolas Cruz Knew How to Use a Gun, Thanks to the NRA and the U.S. Army
Cruz, Instagram, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program
GI Nik Cruz
The Tide it is a Changin’
Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?