Author Archives: becky

Thirty Seconds to Midnight

Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 in welcoming film director Regis Tremblay to the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, for the Portland Premiere of Thirty Seconds to Midnight.  Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:30) Free … Continue reading

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Cultivate Resistance

“Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale.” Portland Rising Tide is coordinating an all-day training in direct action for groups of friends, or for individuals who want to connect with others … Continue reading

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#ReclaimArmisticeDay

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland, Oregon, will hold a celebration of Armistice Day at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. At 11:11, we will chime our bells 11 times to commemorate the … Continue reading

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Help Restore the Mural at My Lai

On a recent trip to Vietnam, VFP 72 member Mike Hastie (Army Medic Vietnam) visited the My Lai massacre site. While there, he noticed that the very moving mosaic mural has been ravaged by heat and humidity. He inquired how … Continue reading

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Powerful Essay Informs About Agent Orange

This photo essay was created by VFP Chapter 72 member Mike Hastie fresh after returning from a three-and-a-half-week tour of Vietnam with three other VFP friends, Sandy Kelson, S. Brian Willson, and Becky Luening. On the tour, they visited three … Continue reading

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Spend Memorial Day with Veterans For Peace

Monday, May 30th Join members and friends of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for a special Memorial Day in Washington Park, near Portland Zoo —ODVA ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial near the Oregon Zoo —VFP gathering … Continue reading

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Write YOUR Letter to The Wall: Come to Our May 22nd Workshop!

A Call for Letters To The Wall “Last Memorial Day, Veterans For Peace delivered 151 letters and 32 postcards to The Wall — the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C. — in a solemn ceremony of remembrance and grief,” writes … Continue reading

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David Swanson: War is a Lie

At two back-to-back book talks on Saturday, April 16, 2016, DAVID SWANSON speaks on the latest developments in the telling and the debunking of lies about wars. Swanson will answer questions and sign copies of his new book, War Is … Continue reading

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Think Armistice Day

Armistice Day in Portland Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for Portland’s annual commemoration of Armistice Day, November 11, 2015 in Pioneer Courthouse Square in southwest Portland. Please bring a bell or a sign, and arrive by 11:00 a.m. At … Continue reading

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Flags and cranes mark 70th anniversary of atomic bombings

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 members — an impressive number given that some were away in San Diego attending the national VFP convention — once again turned out for the annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki … Continue reading

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