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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.

Endless war is a disastrous (but profitable) enterprise

This story first appeared in Responsible Statecraft, January 20, 2020. By Lawrence Wilkerson, Col., USA, Ret. “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement … Continue reading

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Don Rea, ¡Presente!

Update, 2/14/20: Here is Don’s obit: https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/obituaries/donald-wagner-rea/article_1cb6692d-404c-5b67-a67e-8b04d97c9803.html February 5, 2020 Sadly, we report the passing of one of our chapter’s charter members, Don Rea, today at his son’s home in Lebanon. Don’s friendship and steadfast peace activism will be sorely … Continue reading

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Video Update – Examining the Real Causes of War: Is There a Path to Peace?

December 31, 2019 Update: Our good friend and media wiz, Ash Terry of Uphill Media, recorded this seminar and has produced a really nice video here: Many thanks to Rick Staggenborg and the good folks at Rural Oregon Progressives for … Continue reading

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PDX City Council Passed Nuke Weapons Ban Resolution

Update: Nov. 14, 2019…IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter members Linda Richards and Bill Glassmire (both pictured here) helped get SJM 5 (Nuclear Weapons Memorial) passed in Salem during the 2019 session. The Portland City Council resolution is just … Continue reading

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Dr. Linda Richards honored as VFP Corvallis Unsung Hero

“…Linda’s character, …one of dauntless energy in pursuit of a more peaceful world but centered in deep personal empathy for all victims of war.” Continue reading

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Green-washing the military is BS

…or PR. Don’t believe for a minute that the Pentagon is trying to save the planet by using solar panels on roof tops and bio-fuels in their jets.

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Memorial Day

We get weary of dealing with this meme every year, normally from very well-meaning folks who just don’t understand the historical motivations for going to war. The word “sacrifice” should be used in this context: “The rich and powerful sacrificed … Continue reading

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