Category Archives: Peace Activism

DemocracyNow!: “The Beginning of Our End”: On 75th Anniversary, Hiroshima Survivor Warns Against Nuclear Weapons

DemocracyNow!, August 6, 2020: “On the 75th anniversary of when the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people, we speak with Hideko Tamura Snider, who was 10 years old … Continue reading

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Gazette-Times: Corvallis display, virtual events set to note Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Jim Day, Aug. 4, 2020 To say that this year’s efforts to note the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have faced challenges would be an understatement. Observances scheduled at sites around … Continue reading

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Code PINK: 10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

Sometime around the 2014 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, former VFP executive director Michael McPhearson (@MTMcPhearson) helped our organization shift focus slightly and work for “Peace at Home; Peace Abroad.” It’s great to see Code PINK reaffirm … Continue reading

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The US Military’s Devastating Impact on Climate

Our friends at Albany Peace Seekers have produced a tri-fold brochure demonstrating the US military’s effects on climate change and detailing the threats and costs of US nuclear weapons programs. Clicking the images below take you to a printable PDF … Continue reading

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Empire Files: “Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy”

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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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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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