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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.

Military Recruiting in the United States – a book by Pat Elder

A must read for those concerned with the increasingly heavy presence of military recruiters in our schools and at community events. This should be particularly interesting to parents of school-age youth, who are offered minimal information on how much the … Continue reading

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Veterans confront a system that ignores them

By MITCH USMC05-09, Deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006 Originally posted at Socialist Action. Veterans are tired. They are tired of a system that no longer listens to them, tired of longer deployments, tired of a medical system that takes days … Continue reading

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Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump for the Defense

Originally posted at TomDispatch.com, November 22, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt It couldn’t be stranger when you think about it (which few here care to do).  In the latter part of the twentieth century and the first years of this … Continue reading

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Veterans For Peace Statement on Election Results

VFP National Office, November 9, 2016 https://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-statement-election-results/ Veterans For Peace calls for all of our members and those who believe peace is possible to remember that peace is not found in elections, it is found in the work we do … Continue reading

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Reclaim Armistice Day, November 11

[The original submission for the Corvallis Gazette-Times “As I See It” piece, published Nov. 6, 2016] November 11 is Armistice Day Many celebrate November 11 as Veterans Day, but across the country, Veterans For Peace chapters and other peace and … Continue reading

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Great Drones Quilt Video from Connecticut Event

This presentation by Ed Kinane could be titled “Drones 101.” It is a great video for someone who doesn’t know too much about them. Please share! Source: Great Video from Connecticut Event

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Veterans For Peace Statement Calling for Columbus Day to be Replaced with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Statement by Veterans For Peace national office 10/10/2016 Veterans For Peace believes that the federal holiday commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the “New World” is an affront to Indigenous peoples everywhere and particularly to native peoples of the … Continue reading

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