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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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Charter member, John Gaylord, ¡Presente!

On October 7, 2021 we lost one of Linus Pauling Chapter’s charter members. John Gaylord was a former Air Force and retired Continental Airlines pilot. He joined VFP as we started the Corvallis chapter in 2006. You can read his … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honor ALL victims of war

Letter to the editor, mid-Valley newspapers, May 30, 2021 “This Memorial Day, honor the fallen U.S. war hero if you will. But, where is the memorial day for victims of U.S. aggression? If you have studied the true history of … Continue reading

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2021 Memorial Day Commemoration

Hosted by the New York City chapter of Veterans For Peace Monday, May 31, 11am PDT Register here for this Zoom event. What would Memorial Day look like if we commemorated all the victims of war, and not just the military fallen … 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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National Lawyers Guild: MLTF PROVIDES LEGAL RESOURCES ON 2020 ELECTION RESPONSE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND ADVOCATES

Responding to broad concerns about the possibility for unlawful orders regarding the 2020 election, MLTF is providing new and expanded resources for attorneys, GI rights advocates, and servicemembers. News Release – October 29, 2020 https://nlgmltf.org/military-law/2020/legal-resources-for-military-personnel/ The Military Law Task Force … 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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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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VFP 132 sponsors Corvallis “Veterans Suicide Awareness Month” proclamation

“…the pervasive culture of militarism in the United States and the ensuing effects on veterans and their families can be partly mitigated [by] shifting scarce resources from making war to providing healing and reconciliation programs for the community of veterans; ….” Continue reading

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