Welcome to our new website!

This site is being launched today, April 12, 2013, just in time to let you know:

  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 6pm:  Second Saturdays Benefit Concert

    Sunnyside Up Cafe, 116 NW 3rd St., Corvallis

    Music by The Bush Pilots:  The Bush Pilots are back for their 7th Second Saturdays Benefit Concert!  They are a bluegrass-style trio that plays original songs as well as a variety of interpretations of other tunes. Their unique style is difficult to place into a single category. Call it what you will, newgrass, jazzgrass, or bluegrass with a twist—no matter what you call it, Bush Pilots music will put a smile on your face and have you tapping your foot in no time!

    Beneficiary this month:  Josh Hough’s work with CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) transforming violence and oppression into justice and dignity for the Palestinian people.  For six years, Josh worked as a volunteer with CPT and, during his previous stint, was assigned to the tiny, materially impoverished village in the Hebron Hills, Al-Tuwani.  Josh set out to do his work, supporting villagers in their daily nonviolent resistance to Israeli military actions and policies regarding Palestinians: the home demolitions, arbitrary arrests, expulsions of farmers from their legally owned agricultural land, and Israel’s tacit approval when settlers burn olive groves and physically attack Palestinian children walking to school.

    After working briefly with US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Josh is now back as a CPT volunteer, this time in the city of Hebron.  While CPT offers a small stipend for living expenses, it’s not nearly enough to cover expenses. Volunteers are expected to raise money for a myriad of essentials and develop their own networks of support. So, please, give what you can.

  • Join us Monday April 15, from 3-5pm, in front of the Corvallis Public Library to demonstrate against the use of our taxpayer $$ for war.Monday is tax day, but also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).

  • We will distribute the War Resisters League pie chart flier and ask folks to pose for photos holding a dry-erase board which declares their preferred recipient of tax dollars (instead of the Pentagon).  See photos from a similar action we did in 2011 here:  https://picasaweb.google.com/vfpcorvallis/GDAMSCorvallis
    More about excessive Pentagon spending here.
    This action is weather permitting, since  folks may not stop  to chat if it’s raining.
  • Friday, Apr. 26, 6pm:  “5 Broken Cameras” Film Showing at UUFC, 2945 NW Circle, Corvallis.  Filmed and directed by Emad Burnat (Palestinian), co-directed by Guy Davidi (Israeli); A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2012.  Discussion and light refreshments to follow.  Suggested donation: $6 or more.  A benefit for Gaza Cultural Exchange – www.gazaexchange.org – “To promote cultural understanding and connections and to educate and empower for truth, justice, and peace.”  Sponsors: UUFC, Social Justice Action Group and Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace.  Refreshments served.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm:  30th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace

    LaSells Stewart Center, OSU

    Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace national board member, will be the 30th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace.

    FMI:  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/81159/

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