Category Archives: Linus Pauling Chapter Actions

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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Charter member, John Gaylord, ¡Presente!

On October 7, 2021 we lost one of Linus Pauling Chapter’s charter members. John Gaylord was a former Air Force and retired Continental Airlines pilot. He joined VFP as we started the Corvallis chapter in 2006. You can read his … Continue reading

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KORC FM adds more VFP PSAs

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are short blurbs broadcast between music cuts. They’re a clever way to engage the public on “civics” topics and make great conversation starters. Our VFP chapter members have worked with the station manager to create the … Continue reading

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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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KORC-FM launches PSAs and veteran interview series

Messages based on themes from supporting local groups to address civics issues. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is a founding sponsor of the Corvallis-area low-power FM station, KORC-FM. We recently offered several suggested themes to the station manager, John Ellis, to … 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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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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Stop Police Militarization. Abolish the 1033 Program.

The Federal 1033 program allows any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency to acquire military weapons from the Pentagon. According to Defense Logistics Agency reports, neither the Corvallis Police Department nor the Benton County Sheriffs Office participate in the … Continue reading

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