[pjw] EVENT: Fri 9/21 March/rally: "4 Years in Syria, 17 Years in Afghanistan: Bring All the Troops Home Now!" (fwd)

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Thu Sep 6 19:34:26 EDT 2018

Hi again PJW supporters
Below is an announcement for a companion event to Kathy Kelly's visit this 
month-- we're co-sponsoring the Sept. 21 PPRC Friday rally to mark 4 years 
of the US in Syria and 17 years (!!!) in Afghanistan. Please share widely!

Incidentally thanks to Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland (the latest 
cosponsor of the Kathy Kelly event), Kathy's talk now has its own facebook 
event page if you are still using Facebook these days:

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

A flyer for this event can be found at

Calendar item

For immediate release   September 6, 2018

4 Years in Syria, 17 Years in Afghanistan:

PPRC weekly Rally/March for Peace and Justice
Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM
Pioneer Courthouse Square SW Yamhill & Broadway

Join the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group as it cosponsors the 
Friday, September 21 weekly rally and march for peace at 5:00 PM at Pioneer 
Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway. The event is titled "4 Years in 
Syria, 17 Years in Afghanistan: Bring All the Troops Home Now!"

September 23 marks 4 years since the US launched its first bombing attacks in 
Syria, ostensibly against the Islamic State, but truly as a covert means to 
fight against the Syrian government. The US has troops on the ground and 
makeshift airbases in a sovereign nation without their consent or a UN mandate.

October 7 will mark 17 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 sent in thousands more.  Fighting 
rages on, fueled in part by what is seen as an ongoing US occupation.

Peace and Justice Works' Iraq Affinity Group is cosponsoring the PPRC Friday 
Rally to raise these issues and connect them to the ongoing wars in Yemen 
(where a US bomb dropped by Saudi Arabia killed dozens of schoolchildren in 
August) and Iraq. The rally will also serve to promote the upcoming Sept. 27 
speaking engagement of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly.


It is far beyond time to bring all the troops home now!

For more info: Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group (503) 236-3065
iraq at pjw.info  www.pjw.info/Iraq.html

Cosponsoring an expanded Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rally
(5 PM every Friday since November 2001!)

More information about the pjw-list mailing list