[pjw] RALLY/MARCH: "No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya": Friday, March 18, 5 PM (750 weeks after first Friday rally)

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Thu Feb 18 16:51:06 EST 2016

Please mark your calendars and spread thw word, we're gearing up again for 
another expanded Friday rally to mark another ignoble anniversary-- an 
anniversary of two US interventions 8 years apart.

If your group would like to cosponsor this event, we're not requiring 
financial support but would appreciate a $10-25 donation if you can afford 
it to help with miscellaneous expenses. We're even thinking about making 
the Tower of Peace go mobile...
dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

Peace and Justice Works
      Iraq Affinity Group
      PO Box 42456
      Portland, OR 97242
      (503) 236-3065 (Office)
      iraq @ pjw.info

Calendar Listing

For immediate release   February 17, 2016

"No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya"
Friday, March 18, 2016
5:00 PM
Expanded PPRC Friday Rally and March (750 weeks later)
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway

March 19 will mark 13 years since the US invasion of Iraq and 5 years since the 
US bombing of Libya. Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland 
Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) and other groups will hold a rally and march 
on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Pioneer Courthouse Square (SE Yamhill 
and Broadway) marking these two anniversaries while protesting the ongoing 
policies toward the two countries. The event's title is its purpose: "No More 
US Wars in Iraq and Libya." The war in Iraq has re-ignited under the guise of 
fighting ISIS as the US continues to send advisors and special forces, with 
troops numbering 4450 in early February (Military.com, February 3).*-1 The US 
has been shopping around the idea of new military intervention in Libya, also 
because of the presence of ISIS, prompting Glenn Greenwald to write "one of the 
few benefits of the NATO bombing of Libya will [come back] to the... machine of 
Endless Militarism: It provided a pretext for another new war" (The Intercept, 
January 27).*-2

It so happens that March 18 also marks 750 weeks since PPRC began its weekly 
Friday rally in Pioneer Square, shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan, 
making this the 751st continuous weekly protest. The protests have also focused 
on the continued US military actions in Pakistan, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, as 
well as other foreign and domestic policies.

A flyer for the March 18 event can be found at 

The event is cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, 
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Americans United for Palestinian Human 
Rights, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Occupation-Free Portland and others. 
For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 
503-236-3065 or iraq at pjw.info.


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