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.