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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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Lifelong nonviolence practitioner tells his stories

David Hartsough, co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, talks about his inspiring memoir, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Nonviolent Activist (Oakland: PM Press, 2014). Saturday, Oct. 18 • 7pm Multnomah Friends Meeting Sunday, Oct. 19 • 7pm First Unitarian … Continue reading

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THE GHOSTS OF TONKIN Comes to Portland

September 27 at 7:30pm Lincoln Hall at Portland State University Tickets: $20 available at the door, online, or by calling 503-725-3307 August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution. Bellingham TheatreWorks is touring a 60-minute theatre … Continue reading

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Nicaragua Today

Join us for a very special event September 7, 2014 – 3:00 PM 214 NE Thompson, Portland, Oregon Click here to download flyer pdf. Click here for fb event page. How has Nicaragua managed to avoid the violent crime and … Continue reading

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Veterans Oppose Drums of War

News Conference/Action: Friday, June 27, 2014 For a PDF version of this press release, click here. Time: 11 AM to 12 NOON Place: Edith Green–Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, SW 3rd Avenue between Madison and Jefferson, Portland, Oregon Veterans and their … Continue reading

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