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The Ukrainian lifeboat dilemma

There’s a classical dilemma in ethics you’ve likely heard of that’s known as the lifeboat problem. Imagine that you’re on the last lifeboat on a sinking ship. It’s already full beyond safe capacity. The chance of rescuers arriving any time soon is minimal. There are still passengers in the shark-infested water who…. Continue reading

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Bob Stebbins, ¡Presente!

We remember the life of Bob Stebbins, one of VFP Linus Pauling Chapter’s charter members, who died December 29, 2022 at the age of 89. Continue reading

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Linus Pauling VFP and Partners React: Corvallis Divest from War

Veterans For Peace: Linus Pauling members partnered with Corvallis Divest from War to pass a resolution through the Corvallis City Council to prevent future investments in war profiteering. An editorial in the Gazette Times seemed to dismiss the action as … Continue reading

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Corvallis Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration 2022

Corvallis Commemoration: Thursday, August 4, 2022 Corvallis Riverfront Park, 1st and Madison, Corvallis  Event begins at 6:30pm with traditional Japanese koto music by Masumi Timson. Program begins at around 7pm  Speakers: Joe Scott – Language and Culture Bearer, Siletz Tribe; … Continue reading

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Linus Pauling VFP Chapter hosts Tax Day event

The US will spend $800 billion this year on militarism. How would you spend $800 billion to make the world better? Continue reading

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Tax day event: Let’s Use Our Taxes for a Better World, April 16, Corvallis

UPDATE, 4/14/22: Join us April 16 and hear more about a VFP co-sponsored resolution we hope to have the Corvallis City Council to pass which would divest city investments from weapons maker companies. More here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tn55mlg8hxy7539/2022-02-13%20CDfW%20resolution%20v4.pdf?dl=0 ALSO, please have a … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition to Ban Militarized Policing in Corvallis

Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter, Mid-Valley, Oregon is sponsoring a petition calling on the Corvallis City Council to pass a resolution banning militarized policing in Corvallis.  VFP is looking for individual signers and other community organizations to co-sponsor, endorse, … Continue reading

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Anti-Nuke boat Golden Rule, on port visit to Oceanside, CA, met by VFP 132 members

Feb. 2, 2022, Oceanside, CA Two members of Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling chapter 132, mid-Valley, Oregon, Leah & Bart Bolger, were on hand as the sailing vessel Golden Rule, the anti-nuclear war activism and education vessel, made a port … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Two Soldiers’ View of War

Posted at the Radio Hour website October 16, 2021. This is a really great interview with two veterans, Erik Edstrom and our Veterans For Peace national executive director, Garett Reppenhagen. https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/two-soldiers-view-of-war/ We think you’ll find Ralph’s questions probing and Erik … Continue reading

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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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