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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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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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Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets. We Must Organize Against This Trend.

By Rory Fanning, Truthout.
“In order for soldiers to kill, racist indoctrination needs to be part of the training.” Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept): How Congress Maintains Endless War (Video)

We thought we had a pretty good handle on the ”inside baseball” of Congressional support for a virtually unlimited Pentagon budget, despite public demands, especially now, for domestic spending on e.g., health care, education, etc. But this analysis by Glenn … Continue reading

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

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Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

From Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, an Empire Files interview with USMC Afghanistan war veteran, John Motter. If you know anyone considering joining the military, offer them this. John does a wonderful job of describing his personal experience in the … Continue reading

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Veterans confront a system that ignores them

By MITCH USMC05-09, Deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006 Originally posted at Socialist Action. Veterans are tired. They are tired of a system that no longer listens to them, tired of longer deployments, tired of a medical system that takes days … Continue reading

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The Intercept: The Drone Papers

Leaked documents reveal the cold calculus of murder from above. The expose is published in The Intercept. From DemocracyNow!: Newly leaked government documents have provided an unprecedented window into the secret U.S. drone assassination program across the globe. In “The Drone … Continue reading

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“Call Out for Justice: End the Wars”

Rally and March, Portland, Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00 PM Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon St.) Full details, including a full list of sponsors and endorsers, more fliers and posters, here: http://pjw.info/afghanistan14yl.html Endorsed by VFP 132 and … Continue reading

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Corvallis helps warm Kabul’s needy

Second Saturdays Benefit Concert Series – for a better world January 12 Update… The concert last night drew an overflow crowd and raised over $1,100 for the Afghan Duvet Project. An Evening of West African Rhythms, with a participatory drum circle in the 2nd … Continue reading

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