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Post 2: The Clouds Over Kabul

Posted on Veterans For Peace SF
by KabulAfghanistan

2014-0805-FlyingintoAfghanistan-S-Maurin800The sky framed by the oval plane window on the last of 4 legs, is ablaze. The charcoal horizon elevates a deep orange bank of clouds which are churned into a paler, lighter orange, and the hills of Afghanistan rise from behind this striking colored curtain with dark contours, sharply outlined with ochre highlights.I’d been less optimistic when the flight was delayed without warning; when the call to board finally came an hour late, a tsunami of passengers raced towards the security check—all seeking to be first, only to be queued again for a transport bus to the actual plane.   Continue reading


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Veterans For Peace — Sherri Maurin Peace Journey 2014

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Sherri left this morning for Kabul by way of Chicago, Netherlands and Istanbul

Sherri MaurinHello friends,
Many of you have heard me talk warmly about the Afghan Peace Volunteers (youthpeacevolunteers.org) who I have been in conversation with for almost four years, during the monthly Global Days of Listening (globaldaysoflistening.org). They are a grassroots group of ordinary, multi-ethnic Afghan youth seeking a life of Nonviolence, who seek non-military solutions for Afghanistan, and are committed to live lives that includes: Nonviolence towards the earth and environment, Nonviolent economy… Read more


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The Kill Team: SF Premiere With Director Dan Krass

Exclusive Engagement: One Week Only August 1-7
Director Dan Krauss: Friday, August 1 Q&A after the 7:20pm show
Sunday, August 3 Q&A after the 4:30pm show

Kill Team
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 VAN NESS AVE. SAN FRANCISCO
Information: 415-771-0183
Movie Line: 415-771-0183
Official Web Site

Infuriating and illuminating — The Kill Team looks at the devastating moral tensions that tears at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Continue reading


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Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college

Update: Veterans Forum CCSF Accreditation
Panelist/Journalist Alex Emslie’s article referenced to in Friday’s discussion

Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college
by Alex Emslie
November 7, 2012
Golden Gate Express

Striking out into the Afghanistan countryside to find the enemy was “just a job” to City College of San Francisco student and U.S. Army veteran Miles Foltz.

As president of the CCSF Veterans Alliance, Foltz helps other student veterans navigate their GI Bill benefits and shift from military to college life, but the transition is not always an easy one.

“It can be difficult,” Foltz said. “Being in classrooms full of students who are younger than you and don’t have the same experiences. It can be frustrating.”  Continue reading


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Napa’s Soldier’s Cross

Dedication: September 29, 2012
Napa Veterans Memorial Park
Main and Third Street, Napa, California

On a sunny Saturday afternoon Napa residents dedicated a Soldier’s Cross Monument. It was Napa’s tribute honoring the military service of men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Virtual Memorials to six of the fallen  were created by Veteran Stone and the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.