Category Archives: Human War Toll

Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

From Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, an Empire Files interview with USMC Afghanistan war veteran, John Motter. If you know anyone considering joining the military, offer them this. John does a wonderful job of describing his personal experience in the … Continue reading

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New World Beyond War online course coming in April

The course will be taught April 13 to May 24, 2020. Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly among the instructors. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/war-abolition-201-building-the-alternative-global-security-system

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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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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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