Category Archives: Human War Toll

Unpacking “Thank you for your service”

Many veterans are uncomfortable with the sometimes insincere, performative offering of thanks they get from cashiers and others. Our VFP chapter member, Rodger Asai, offers these thoughts to consider.

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Veterans to President Biden: Just Say No to Nuclear War!

To mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, September 26, Veterans For Peace is publishing an Open Letter to President Biden: Just Say NO to Nuclear War!  The letter calls on President Biden to step back from … Continue reading

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET

A 9/11 message from Veterans For Peace…featuring Linus Pauling Chapter member Joel Inman and other post-9/11 veterans. This is powerful.

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Time for the US to give up dreams of empire and to repair the devastation US wars have caused

By Rick Staggenborg, President, VFP Linus Pauling Chapter 132, Mid-Valley, Oregon This letter to the editor first appeared on September 11, 2021 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald. “Watching the reaction of Americans to the tragedy befalling the people … Continue reading

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Corvallis Advocate: Corvallis honors victims of nuclear harm, footage available

by Emilie Ratcliff, August 28, 2021 “Footage from this month’s Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration, an annual event in which members of the Corvallis community gather to mourn and remember the devastating nuclear attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, is … Continue reading

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Corvallis Remembers Nuclear Attack Victims – a photo gallery

The local chapters of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) and Veterans For Peace hosted a commemoration for the victims of the United States attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Hiroshima survivor visits Corvallis Peace Tree

On May 27, 2021, local Corvallis Hiroshima survivor June Ikuko Terasaka Moore, came to visit and bless (with her and her family’s presence) our Peace Tree. The Peace Tree was planted April 11, 2019 at the Oregon State University (OSU) … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honor ALL victims of war

Letter to the editor, mid-Valley newspapers, May 30, 2021 “This Memorial Day, honor the fallen U.S. war hero if you will. But, where is the memorial day for victims of U.S. aggression? If you have studied the true history of … Continue reading

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2021 Memorial Day Commemoration

Hosted by the New York City chapter of Veterans For Peace Monday, May 31, 11am PDT Register here for this Zoom event. What would Memorial Day look like if we commemorated all the victims of war, and not just the military fallen … Continue reading

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VFP Linus Pauling Chapter president responds to attacks on Palestine by Israeli Government

by Rick Staggenborg. Published as a letter to the editor in the three mid-Valley newspapers May 28, 2021. “Palestinians in Gaza are dying by the hundreds under relentless Israeli missile attacks. Several Israeli citizens have also been killed by Hamas … Continue reading

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