[pjw] EVENTS: "Opposing America's Ongoing Wars": Three Rallies for Peace Aug-Oct 2017

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Fri Jul 21 18:50:21 EDT 2017

Please spread the word widely; these three rallies will be on August 4, 
Sept 22 and October 6.
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

Three rallies for peace August-October 2017

Pioneer Courthouse Square
SW Yamhill & Broadway
Fridays August 4, September 22 and October 6, 2017 5:00 PM
PPRC Rally/March for Peace and Justice

Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is co-sponsoring the three 
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rallies between August and 
October 2017 with the overarching theme "Opposing America's Ongoing Wars." 
Each rally will take place at 5:00 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 
Yamhill and Broadway, and includes a march. Details on the three events, 
to be held August 4, September 22 and October 6, are below.

Friday, August 4, 2017:

"US Out of Iraq- No Nukes- End Police Violence"

August 8 marks 3 years since the US' third Iraq War, which, with the 
"liberation" of Mosul, has seen more civilian casualties and a pledge to 
keep American troops there for a long time. August 6 marks 72 years since 
the bombing of Hiroshima, and August 9 marks both that anniversary for 
Nagasaki AND the third anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown 
in Ferguson, MO.

Friday, September 22, 2017:

"Stop the US War on Syria"

September 23 marks 3 years since the US launched its first bombing attacks 
in Syria, ostensibly against the Islamic State, but as shown by the Trump 
administration, as a means to fight against the Syrian government. After 
bombing a Syrian airfield in April and shooting down a Syrian plane in 
June, the US is esalating this war. The US has troops on the ground and 
makeshift airbases in a sovereign nation without their consent or a UN 

Friday, October 6, 2017:

"End the Endless War on Afghanistan"

October 7 marks 16 years since the US invasion of Afghanistan in response 
to attacks by Al Qaeda, a non-state actor, on 9/11/2001. While President 
Obama withdrew most of the troops, President Trump is contemplating 
sending in thousands more, and fighting rages on. In the broader analysis, 
the US presence is driving much of the violence, so it is far beyond time 
to bring all the troops home now!

PJW also opposes future wars, including, in the context of the 64th 
anniversary of the armistice in Korea on July 27, ongoing US tensions with 
North Korea.

A flyer for this event can be found at 

For more info:
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group (503) 236-3065;  iraq at pjw.info
or http://www.pjw.info/Iraq.html.
Cosponsoring expanded Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rallies, 
which have occurred at 5 PM every Friday since November 2001.

More information about the pjw-list mailing list