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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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Please Come to Our Summer Fundraiser

You’re invited! Saturday, July 25th, 2:00–5:00pm at the Peace House 2116 NE 18th Avenue, Portland This outdoor benefit for Veterans For Peace Portland Chapter 72 features food and drink, music, talk, and a silent auction. $10 admission (no one turned … Continue reading

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Advice for those considering joining the military

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This Memorial Day, gather with Veterans For Peace

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 invites you to join us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 for a memorable gathering. WE ASSEMBLE at 10:30 a.m. at the WWII Memorial Wall at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way … Continue reading

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HeroRats Save Lives

This April 18, 2015 New York Times op-ed by Nicholas Kristof tells the story of Apopo’s HeroRat program. By sniffing out landmines and other unexploded ordnance in former war zones, clearance of these areas can be done more swiftly, and … Continue reading

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Veteran Artists featured at OCAC event

Veteran artists Drew Cameron, Jesse Albrecht, and Aaron Hughes are featured in an Artist Talk at the Oregon College of Art and Craft on Tuesday April 7th. The event takes place from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the Centrum at OCAC, … Continue reading

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Spend Valentines Day morning with Chris Appy

Brunch & Book Talk with American Reckoning Author February 14, 2015 • 11am – 1pm Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland Celebrate acclaimed historian and award-winning author Christian Appy, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts in … Continue reading

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Exposing the Hidden Side of American War Culture

Ross Caputi, a former Marine who participated in the second siege of Fallujah, offers up this insightful piece in which he explores the underlying message of the latest collaboration between Hollywood and the Department of Defense, and its meaning for … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Centenary of the Christmas Peace Truce: Take your friends and family to see Joyeux Noël at Cinema 21

This month Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 teams up with Cinema 21 in Northwest Portland to celebrate the centenary of the World War I “Christmas Truce” with three screenings of the acclaimed 2005 French film Joyeux Noël, a dramatization of … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 2014: Ring out war, ring in peace

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, please join us in Portland’s Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th) at 10:30 a.m., and bring a bell if you have one. At 11 o’clock we will circle around and ring bells together — 11 chimes … Continue reading

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