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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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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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Hats off to Ben Griffin and Veterans For Peace UK!

Very exciting to see this news story published May 31, 2014 on Mail Online, about the efforts of the Veterans For Peace UK chapter, under leadership of Ben Griffin: Soldiers secretly join pacifist group that forbids bearing arms in remarkable … Continue reading

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Thank you Emily Green & Street Roots!

…for publishing this important cover story and helping to shine the light on the lingering effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam as well as at home. And thanks for helping us expose the DOD’s attempt to rewrite history through their … Continue reading

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Angie’s Story

In May, 2011, the Portland public school district voted unanimously to allow equal access for counter military recruiters into high schools. I have participated in speaking with high school students in classrooms for 3 years, finding it to be one … Continue reading

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Portland’s rolling fasters issue statement

[Thanks to faster Jimmy Tardy for submitting this post.] PORTLAND, OR—A rolling fast began in June of 2013 to hold and maintain VFP member S. Brian Willson’s Guantánamo Hunger Striker’s Solidarity Fast, which ended after Brian was seriously injured in … Continue reading

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Breaking News from Palestine

VFP Chapter 72 member Mike Hastie is one of the members of a six-person delegation of U.S. military veterans to the West Bank. On November 15, they participated with the local villagers of Bil’in in their weekly demonstration against the … Continue reading

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Putin calls out American Exceptionalism

A most interesting op-ed by Vladimir Putin was published in the New York Times yesterday, titled A Plea for Caution from Russia. Hopefully American leaders will take note of Putin’s reasoned plea to work together through the United Nations Security … Continue reading

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News and Commentary on Syria

The links below lead to commentaries on published news stories relating to the crisis in Syria. Forwarded by VFP72 member Marion Ward, these are all from the United for Peace of Pierce County blog authored by Mark Jensen, a professor … Continue reading

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