[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: "US Out of Iraq- No Nukes- End Police Violence" Fri 8/4, 5 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Mon Jul 31 14:51:37 EDT 2017

Iraq Affinity Group supporters:
This is a reminder that this Friday, August 4 is the first of our three 
planned co-sponsored PPRC Friday rallies, this one marking three 
reprehensible anniversaries (two from 2014-- the third US war on Iraq plus 
Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, and two from 1945-- the bombings of 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki). We will also use the Friday rally to promote this 
year's Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial, which is on August 9.

I forgot to put out this link last Thursday, on the 64th anniversary of 
the armistice in Korea, to the face sheet we created in 2003 on the 50th 
(it's posted in backward order, pg 2 and pg 1, I will try to fix that 

Anyway, below again is the listing for all three upcoming PPRC rallies 
including this Friday's, hope to see folks out there!
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 mandate.

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.

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