Category Archives: Human War Toll

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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Corvallis Palestine Solidarity

Members of VFP Linus Pauling Chapter 132, Mid-Valley joined many community members and Oregon State University students for two demonstrations, on May 14 and 20, in support of Palestinian resistance against the brutal attacks by Israeli forces in Gaza and … Continue reading

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#DeplatformSixDays

Tuesday, May 4th at 4pm PDTVeterans For Peace Twitch Channel The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Veterans For Peace are calling calling on Microsoft (Xbox) and Sony (PlayStation) and Valve not to host or digitally distribute the soon-to-be-released video … Continue reading

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Veterans Deliver Letter to Special Climate Envoy John Kerry

Veterans ask Kerry to recognize U.S. militarism is a key contributor to the climate crisis. Add your name to the petition and join Veterans For Peace asking John Kerry to place militarism at the center of the climate conversation and … Continue reading

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MLK’s act of faith on health care

An commentary piece from our Linus Pauling VFP Chapter President, Rick Staggenborg, which appeared in the Jan. 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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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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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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