[pjw] ACTION: "The Military's New Recruits Are 9/11 Children" Downtown Wed 9/11/19 4 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Sun Sep 8 18:06:27 EDT 2019

Hello again Iraq Affinity Group supporters and allies

Below is the current version of the announcement for this Wednesday's 
visibility action "The Military's New Recruits Are 9/11 Children." We hope 
to see you out between 4 and 5:30 PM at the WEST end of the Hawthorne 
bridge-- the downtown end at SW 1st and Main. We'll be there with the 
tower of peace and some fact sheets to hand out.

We hope to see you there!

dan handelman
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 @ pjw.info


For immediate release         September 8, 2019

             "The Military's New Recruits Are 9/11 Children"
                             Visibility action
                     *Wednesday, September 11, 2019*
                             4:00 to 5:30 PM
          SW First and Main (west end of the Hawthorne Bridge)

Children who came into this world after 9/11 are now old enough to
enlist to fight in the same wars that started, more or less, before
they were born. The wars in Afghanistan (October 2001), Iraq (March
2003), Yemen (2002), Pakistan (2004), Somalia (2007), Libya (2011) and
Syria (2014) continue to this day with troops being deployed to "deter
Iran" and add to the never-ending carnage. Peace and Justice Works'
Iraq Affinity Group is holding a visibility action on Wednesday,
September 11 from 4:00-5:30 PM at SW First and Main (the west end of
the Hawthorne Bridge) to call attention to this mind-bending fact and
to educate the public about the harms the wars do to people, the
planet, and to the budgets for domestic spending for human needs.

America's policies have not only drained the country's coffers of
trillions of dollars*-1 but created never-ending wars and fears of
"others" leading to rises in hate crimes and anti-immigrant backlash.
Another gift to the current generation: the US military is the world's
#1 polluter.*-2

It is time to Stop All the Wars, End the 2001 Authorization for Use of
Military Force, and Bring All the Troops Home Now!!!

This event is endorsed by Recruiter Watch PDX, War Resisters
League-Portland and others.

For more information or to get involved contact the Peace and Justice
Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 (voice or text), email
iraq at pjw.info , or visit the website at http://www.pjw.info. A flyer is
available at  http://www.pjw.info/911_18yl_flyer.pdf .



*1- Costs of War- US Budgetary Costs of the Post-9/11 Wars
    Through FY 2019: $5.9 Trillion Spent and Obligated
    Watson Institute at Brown University

*2- US Military is World's Biggest Polluter
    EcoWatch, May 15, 2017

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