[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...
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
For immediate release February 17, 2016
"No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya"
Friday, March 18, 2016
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,
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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