Tag Archives: VFP

Veterans Deliver Letter to Special Climate Envoy John Kerry

Veterans ask Kerry to recognize U.S. militarism is a key contributor to the climate crisis. Add your name to the petition and join Veterans For Peace asking John Kerry to place militarism at the center of the climate conversation and … Continue reading

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Stop Police Militarization. Abolish the 1033 Program.

The Federal 1033 program allows any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency to acquire military weapons from the Pentagon. According to Defense Logistics Agency reports, neither the Corvallis Police Department nor the Benton County Sheriffs Office participate in the … Continue reading

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MLK’s act of faith on health care

An commentary piece from our Linus Pauling VFP Chapter President, Rick Staggenborg, which appeared in the Jan. 16 edition of the Corvallis Gazette-Times. My two passions are working to oppose war through Veterans For Peace and promoting universal health care … 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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If all wars are based on lies, truth is our greatest weapon

by Rick Staggenborg, MD. Originally posted at OpEdNews, Sept. 2, 2020 In this article, the new President of the Linus Pauling chapter makes the case that to make the public understand what really causes war, we have to challenge the … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule

If you haven’t seen this short video of the VFP project, the sailing vessel Golden Rule, it’s well worth your time. The latest info on the Golden Rule is here. They are currently sheltering in Hawaii and hope to continue … 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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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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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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