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About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.

Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Two Soldiers’ View of War

Posted at the Radio Hour website October 16, 2021. This is a really great interview with two veterans, Erik Edstrom and our Veterans For Peace national executive director, Garett Reppenhagen. https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/two-soldiers-view-of-war/ We think you’ll find Ralph’s questions probing and Erik … Continue reading

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Unpacking “Thank you for your service”

Many veterans are uncomfortable with the sometimes insincere, performative offering of thanks they get from cashiers and others. Our VFP chapter member, Rodger Asai, offers these thoughts to consider.

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Charter member, John Gaylord, ¡Presente!

On October 7, 2021 we lost one of Linus Pauling Chapter’s charter members. John Gaylord was a former Air Force and retired Continental Airlines pilot. He joined VFP as we started the Corvallis chapter in 2006. You can read his … Continue reading

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Veterans to President Biden: Just Say No to Nuclear War!

To mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, September 26, Veterans For Peace is publishing an Open Letter to President Biden: Just Say NO to Nuclear War!  The letter calls on President Biden to step back from … Continue reading

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Opinion: We have to promote non-military careers for our youth

A network of military-related programs is spreading in hundreds of elementary and middle schools. By Gary Ghirardi, the communication staff person for the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY). NNOMY can be found on Facebook and at their … Continue reading

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KORC FM adds more VFP PSAs

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are short blurbs broadcast between music cuts. They’re a clever way to engage the public on “civics” topics and make great conversation starters. Our VFP chapter members have worked with the station manager to create the … Continue reading

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET

A 9/11 message from Veterans For Peace…featuring Linus Pauling Chapter member Joel Inman and other post-9/11 veterans. This is powerful.

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Time for the US to give up dreams of empire and to repair the devastation US wars have caused

By Rick Staggenborg, President, VFP Linus Pauling Chapter 132, Mid-Valley, Oregon This letter to the editor first appeared on September 11, 2021 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald. “Watching the reaction of Americans to the tragedy befalling the people … Continue reading

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Corvallis Advocate: Corvallis honors victims of nuclear harm, footage available

by Emilie Ratcliff, August 28, 2021 “Footage from this month’s Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration, an annual event in which members of the Corvallis community gather to mourn and remember the devastating nuclear attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, is … Continue reading

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KORC-FM launches PSAs and veteran interview series

Messages based on themes from supporting local groups to address civics issues. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is a founding sponsor of the Corvallis-area low-power FM station, KORC-FM. We recently offered several suggested themes to the station manager, John Ellis, to … Continue reading

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