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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.

MLK’s act of faith on health care

An commentary piece from our Linus Pauling VFP Chapter President, Rick Staggenborg, which appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the Corvallis Gazette-Times. My two passions are working to oppose war through Veterans For Peace and promoting universal health care … Continue reading

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Just Released: Brown Univ. Costs of War study finds Afghan civilian deaths up dramatically after Trump 2017 ROE changes

“…new rules of engagement (ROE) ushered in by the Trump administration three years ago coincided with a 95 percent increase in [Afghan] civilians killed by U.S and allied airstrikes compared to the previous decade.” Study: “Afghanistan’s Rising Civilian Death Toll … Continue reading

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Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets. We Must Organize Against This Trend.

By Rory Fanning, Truthout.
“In order for soldiers to kill, racist indoctrination needs to be part of the training.” Continue reading

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Free Webinar: AFRICOM & Human Rights in Africa

When: Friday, December 4 at 11 am (PST). The program will run about two hours. Register: For more information, including bios of the panelists, and to register (click here). AFRICOM is the acronym for “Africa Command” and is one of … Continue reading

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National Lawyers Guild: MLTF PROVIDES LEGAL RESOURCES ON 2020 ELECTION RESPONSE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND ADVOCATES

Responding to broad concerns about the possibility for unlawful orders regarding the 2020 election, MLTF is providing new and expanded resources for attorneys, GI rights advocates, and servicemembers. News Release – October 29, 2020 https://nlgmltf.org/military-law/2020/legal-resources-for-military-personnel/ The Military Law Task Force … Continue reading

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ICAN: Historic milestone: UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications needed for entry into force

From The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): https://www.icanw.org/historic_milestone_un_treaty_on_the_prohibition_of_nuclear_weapons_reaches_50_ratifications_needed_for_entry_into_force On October 24, 2020, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force, after Honduras ratified just one day after … Continue reading

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The latest on renewing the New START Treaty

From Politico’s Morning Defense Newsletter, October 23, 2020: FRESH START OR FULL STOP? “President Donald Trump has been eager to notch a major election-season win on arms control with Russia — and that prospect looked promising early this week when … Continue reading

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If all wars are based on lies, truth is our greatest weapon

by Rick Staggenborg, MD. Originally posted at OpEdNews, Sept. 2, 2020 In this article, the new President of the Linus Pauling chapter makes the case that to make the public understand what really causes war, we have to challenge the … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule

If you haven’t seen this short video of the VFP project, the sailing vessel Golden Rule, it’s well worth your time. The latest info on the Golden Rule is here. They are currently sheltering in Hawaii and hope to continue … Continue reading

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DemocracyNow!: “The Beginning of Our End”: On 75th Anniversary, Hiroshima Survivor Warns Against Nuclear Weapons

DemocracyNow!, August 6, 2020: “On the 75th anniversary of when the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people, we speak with Hideko Tamura Snider, who was 10 years old … Continue reading

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