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Veteran giving anti-war speech

Monday, January 12, 2004

Terre Haute Stop War on Iraq will host a lecture by Joe Farrah, president of Indiana Veterans for Peace, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Vigo Co. Public Library, 7th and Poplar. Farrah will speak about why the organization does not support the Iraq war and will discuss the "Economic Costs of Modern War."

The Indiana chapter was founded in 1991 to oppose the Gulf War.

Farrah holds a degree in political science from Purdue University and holds a Master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army 1960-1963, and was sent to Germany during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

The mission of the Veterans for Peace is: "We having served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace by applying the concept of engaging conflict peacefully, without violence."

Veterans For Peace is a national organization with 90 chapters throughout the U.S.

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