[pjw] EVENT TODAY: "15 Years of Human Rights Abuses at Guantanamo-- Shut It Down!" Jan 11, 4 PM (fwd)
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jan 11 16:24:33 EST 2017
I forgot to say three things in the last email:
1-- if you come please dress warmly and use public transportation!
2-- the fact sheet we'll be handing out is now posted at
3--The presentation originally set for tonight at the Friends
Meeting House has been cancelled. If it is rescheduled we'll
let you know but speaker Zaher Wahab is supposed to leave this weekend.
On Wed, 11 Jan 2017, Peace and Justice Works wrote:
> Despite the snow, we still plan to have the "Tower of Peace" at the east end
> of the Hawthorne Bridge from 4-5:30 PM today, Jan. 11. We will be hauling it
> down on the little red wagon of peace starting at 2:15 from our office (2807
> SE Stark) if you want to help, but it will make for a long day. Would
> especially appreciate if people can help haul it back (est. 5:30-7:00 PM) as
> it is mostly uphill!
> dan h
> peace and justice works
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> Peace and Justice Works
> Iraq Affinity Group
> PO Box 42456
> Portland, OR 97242
> (503) 236-3065 (Office)
> iraq at pjw.info
> "15 Years of Human Rights Abuses at Guantanamo-- Shut It Down!"
> Visibility Action
> Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM
> SE Hawthorne & Grand (East end of Hawthorne Bridge)
> Featuring the "Tower of Peace" to mark
> 15 years since the prison camp opened.
> Portlanders are once again planning to mark the sordid anniversary of the
> opening of Guantanamo Bay prison with a visibility action at the east end of
> the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017,
> from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. The message of the organizers is "15 Years of Human
> Rights Abuses at Guantanamo-- Shut It Down!" The event will include the
> 12-foot-tall "Tower of Peace" strung with banners reading "CLOSE GITMO
> NOW-Stop Inspiring Terror."
> This will be both a last-ditch effort to ask President Obama to fulfill his
> promise to close the prison camp-- it's down to just 60 prisoners now-- and a
> plea to incoming President Trump and congress as well. Amnesty International
> is currently working on a campaign to get President Obama to close the prison
> before he leaves office:
> The event is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
> Group, Amnesty International Group 48 and the Portland Close Guantanamo
> Coalition, along with Jewish Voice for Peace-PDX, Americans United for
> Palestinian Human Rights, Occupy Portland Edler Caucus, and others.
> For more information contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.
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