[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.
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
OPPOSING AMERICA'S ONGOING WARS
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
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
Cosponsoring expanded Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rallies,
which have occurred at 5 PM every Friday since November 2001.
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