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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.

VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is S/V Golden Rule Honorary Plank Owner

You might recall that back in February 2019 our chapter hosted a public talk about a Veterans For Peace project supporting the sailing vessel (S/V) Golden Rule. Here she is sailing up the Willamette River a few years ago during … Continue reading

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Release Marine Jose Segovia Benitez from I.C.E.

From the VFP national Deported Veterans Advocacy Project: Jose Roberto Segovia Benitez, a U.S. Marine who was honorably discharged, is being held at the I.C.E. Processing Center in Adelanto, California.  Jose has been diagnosed with PTSD/Traumatic Brain Injury and is … Continue reading

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VFP 132 sponsors Corvallis “Veterans Suicide Awareness Month” proclamation

“…the pervasive culture of militarism in the United States and the ensuing effects on veterans and their families can be partly mitigated [by] shifting scarce resources from making war to providing healing and reconciliation programs for the community of veterans; ….” Continue reading

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Corvallis Film screening, discussion–Abolish Nuclear Weapons!

Historic Sailboat Project Supports UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. When: Friday, February 1, 7pm – 9pm Where: First United Methodist Church – Room 219, 1165 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis Sailing vessel Golden Rule crew member and Golden Rule Project … Continue reading

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Linus Pauling Chapter Armistice Day 2018 Forum: “Confronting Imperialism”

On the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I… VFP Linus Pauling Chapter joined the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to host a public forum for Armistice Day, “Confronting Imperialism.” The November 11, 2018 event … Continue reading

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How veteran Kurt Vonnegut saw Armistice Day

“I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When I was a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in the … Continue reading

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VFP & DSA to host WWI Armistice Centennial Forum: Confronting Imperialism

Please share this event on Facebook and with your friends. We need to #ReclaimArmisticeDay. Of particular importance is the need to share this with and invite other groups you wouldn’t normally associate with anti-war, anti-imperialist work, e.g., NAACP, 350.org, faith-based … Continue reading

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