[pjw] EVENT: "Stop the US War on Syria" rally and march Friday 9/22, 5 PM
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Fri Sep 15 18:47:53 EDT 2017
Iraq Affinity Group supporters
Below is the full calendar listing we sent out over the summer announcing
a series of three co-sponsored PPRC Friday Rallies under the banner name
"Opposing America's Ongoing Wars."
The second of those rallies is coming up one week from today, Friday,
September 22 at 5 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamill and Broadway.
>From the listing:
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 escalating this war. The US has troops on
the ground and makeshift airbases in a sovereign nation without their
consent or a UN mandate.
In the interim, the UN has expressed concern at the high civilian casualty
rate in Raqqa:
Heavy civilian casualties in Raqqa from air strikes: U.N. (Reuters 8/31)
We recognize there are many other issues at play in the US today,
including the ongoing and escalating rhetoric with North Korea, the rise
of right wing protests with attendant violence (including police
violence), immigration and environmental issues. We see these all as being
connected to the wars, not in the least that ending military spending and
investing in human needs would be one way to bring resolution to those
Hope to see you next Friday, please spread the word.
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 escalating 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
Cosponsoring expanded Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rallies,
which have occurred at 5 PM every Friday since November 2001.
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