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

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New World Beyond War online course coming in April

The course will be taught April 13 to May 24, 2020. Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly among the instructors. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/war-abolition-201-building-the-alternative-global-security-system

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Endless war is a disastrous (but profitable) enterprise

This story first appeared in Responsible Statecraft, January 20, 2020. By Lawrence Wilkerson, Col., USA, Ret. “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement … 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 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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VFP & DSA to host WWI Armistice Centennial Forum: Confronting Imperialism

Please share this event on Facebook and with your friends. We need to #ReclaimArmisticeDay. Of particular importance is the need to share this with and invite other groups you wouldn’t normally associate with anti-war, anti-imperialist work, e.g., NAACP, 350.org, faith-based … Continue reading

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World Beyond War Exclusive: Armistice Day, Not Weapons Day — Everything You Need for November 10th and 11th

“Must read” is over-used…but you’ve got to see this from World Beyond War. The graphic alone is worth an extra click and some time reading a great (brief) piece by David Swanson. Here’s the opening, but head over to the … Continue reading

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No War 2017: War and the Environment

You can give a boost to peace, the environment, and the collaboration of movements for both. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is an affiliate organization of World Beyond War and Veterans For Peace is a national co-sponsor of the event. Our chapter … Continue reading

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