Category Archives: Peace Activism

Don Rea, ¡Presente!

Update, 2/14/20: Here is Don’s obit: https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/obituaries/donald-wagner-rea/article_1cb6692d-404c-5b67-a67e-8b04d97c9803.html February 5, 2020 Sadly, we report the passing of one of our chapter’s charter members, Don Rea, today at his son’s home in Lebanon. Don’s friendship and steadfast peace activism will be sorely … Continue reading

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Video Update – Examining the Real Causes of War: Is There a Path to Peace?

December 31, 2019 Update: Our good friend and media wiz, Ash Terry of Uphill Media, recorded this seminar and has produced a really nice video here: Many thanks to Rick Staggenborg and the good folks at Rural Oregon Progressives for … Continue reading

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PDX City Council Passed Nuke Weapons Ban Resolution

Update: Nov. 14, 2019…IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter members Linda Richards and Bill Glassmire (both pictured here) helped get SJM 5 (Nuclear Weapons Memorial) passed in Salem during the 2019 session. The Portland City Council resolution is just … Continue reading

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Dr. Linda Richards honored as VFP Corvallis Unsung Hero

“…Linda’s character, …one of dauntless energy in pursuit of a more peaceful world but centered in deep personal empathy for all victims of war.” Continue reading

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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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VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is S/V Golden Rule Honorary Plank Owner

You might recall that back in February 2019 our chapter hosted a public talk about a Veterans For Peace project supporting the sailing vessel (S/V) Golden Rule. Here she is sailing up the Willamette River a few years ago during … 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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