[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: Post-9/11 Weekly Peace Rally Marks 15 Years Fri Nov 4, 5 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Nov 2 16:07:15 EDT 2016

Hi again PJW supporters
Just a reminder that Friday marks 15 years of the PPRC's weekly rally! 
Quite an accomplishment. This is a slightly updated version of the listing 
we sent last week. Especially with US air force and special forces 
directly engaging in combat in Iraq again, it's important to keep the 
issue of US militarism in the public eye. Hope to see you Friday!

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 at pjw.info

Portland Peaceful Response Coalition began "Friday Rallies for Peace and 
Justice" in November 2001

                 Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:00 PM
             "15 Years Speaking Out For Peace and Justice"
         Expanded Friday Rally w/Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
              Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway

On the night of September 11, 2001, Portland area peace activists came 
together, predicting that the events of that day would be used as an excuse by 
the US to go to war. A march of over 4000 people was quickly organized, 
followed by an emergency march the day the Afghan war began (Oct. 7, 2001). 
About a month later, the group that grew out of the first meeting, the 
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC), held the first of its weekly 
Friday Rallies for Peace and Justice. On Friday, November 4, 2016, Peace and 
Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group is helping PPRC mark 15 years since 
that first protest, combining efforts for that day's 5 PM event at the SW 
corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Yamhill and Broadway). This will be 
the 784th continuous weekly rally, rain or shine, opposing over the years US 
wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Syria), US foreign 
policy (support for Israel's occupation of Palestine, ill-advised trade 
deals), climate change, police brutality, racism, Islamophobia, and other 

For more information, or if your organization wants to endorse this event 
contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or <iraq at pjw.info>.

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