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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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Drones Quilt Project on display in Corvallis

Exhibit in Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room through October Three quilts from the Drones Quilt Project–the fourth is walking for peace through Maine–are on display at the Corvallis Public Library and may be viewed at any time. Please see … Continue reading

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Do your budget priorities match the Pentagon’s?

War versus domestic programs.  You decide. We found the numbers in this Bloomberg report on the war costs in Afghanistan stunning. Let’s grab just a few to make a point. Since we invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, the U.S. has spent $468.5 billion or … Continue reading

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Windows & Mirrors completes visit to Corvallis

Program highlights Afghan people and culture The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, wraps up it’s visit to the Willamette Valley this month with a display of the murals at the Corvallis and Albany public libraries, and … Continue reading

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Windows & Mirrors Exhibit Comes to Corvallis

American Friends Service Committee Murals Depict the Costs of Afghanistan War On display daily NOW through January 30, 2013 at the Oregon State University Memorial Union (MU), Flag Concourse Gallery (map). The exhibit is extremely well presented, very moving and … Continue reading

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Demilitarize U.S. Foreign Policy

Abolish the “body-count culture.” The op-ed by Sarah Chayes, entitled The world after Petraeus  appearing in today’s L.A. Times urges President Obama to seize the opportunity to reset his foreign policy:  Base it less on military than political, intelligence, and … Continue reading

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Destroying More Hearts & Minds in Afghanistan

Lest we become hardened to the near-daily reports of innocent Afghan civilian deaths at the hands of NATO occupiers… Today we get another report of our “Special” forces killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan.  There appear to be 18 fewer Afghan … Continue reading

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Andrew Bacevich: A Decade of War

Andrew Bacevich spoke at U of O on May 15.  It was a powerful talk with some Q&A following. Here’s a link to view the archived video of the talk, which runs 87 minutes–time well spent, for us at least. … Continue reading

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‘Why Are We There? Who Are We Helping?’ Americans Tire of Endless War

What’s astounding about these numbers is that, even after being dumbed down by mainstream media, folks are still waking up to the futility of remaining in Afghanistan. New AP-GfK Poll:  “In results released Wednesday [May 9, 2012], 66 percent opposed … Continue reading

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Why are we still in ‘Vietghanistan?’

The pubic focuses on the atrocities–if it bleeds, it leads–but the real problems are the war and the dehumanizing indoctrination given our troops which makes them inclined to commit the atrocities. An excellent piece by a brother from Veterans For … Continue reading

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