[pjw] EVENTS this Saturday: Stop the Violence (5 PM), No Iran War (2:30 PM)

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jan 22 20:48:19 EST 2020

PJW supporters

This Saturday, January 25 there are two notable events. The one happening 
later in the day (5 PM) is co-sponsored by our project group Portland 
Copwatch. Its basic reason for being is to remember Aaron Campbell, who 
was shot by Portland Police 10 years ago this month, but the overall theme 
is "Stop the Violence." I have been asked to give a short (3-minute) talk 
connecting police violence and war violence, something for which Peace and 
Justice Works is uniquely suited. The event is at Maranatha Church in NE 

The earlier event is a local response to a national call for action 
against war in Iran; the Iraq Affinity Group was unable to participate in 
the planning for this event so we are not official sponsors and do not 
know much about the details, but thought people would want to know about 
it. That starts at 2:30 PM at Pioneer Courthouse (maybe Pioneer Courthouse 
Square, I've heard it both ways).

dan handelman
peace and justice works / portland copwatch


Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:30:19
From: Portland Copwatch <copwatch at portlandcopwatch.org>
Subject: REMINDER: "Remembering Aaron Campbell: Stop the Violence" Rally
  Sat 1/25 5 PM

Below is an updated announcement for Saturday's action including an 
up-to-date list of cosponsors and the facebook event and flyer links 
which went out last week. Please share widely!

   Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform
        c/o Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Maranatha Church, 503-288-7241


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            January 22, 2020

                    AMA COALITION HOSTS
             Saturday, January 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
          Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th at Skidmore

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform 
will host a gathering on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM at 
Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th at Skidmore titled "Remembering Aaron 
Campbell: Stop the Violence." Campbell was killed by a shot to the back 
from a police sniper on January 29, 2010, ten years ago. Members of his 
family are expected to be in attendance at the event.

Campbell was distraught over the death of his brother and feeling 
suicidal. The police arrived upon getting a call worrying about what he 
might do. One officer talked him out of an apartment and he came out 
unarmed. Unfortunately, the "custody team" was unaware this had been 
negotiated and yelled at Campbell to put his hands over his head. But 
his hands were on his head; to make him comply Officer Ryan Lewton shot 
him with a less lethal round. When Campbell moved his hands toward his 
lower back, reacting to the "bean bag," Officer Frashour shot him in the 
back with an AR-15 sniper rifle. At the same time, another officer 
released a police dog on him. While Frashour was fired for failing to 
follow his training, an arbitrator ruled he should be reinstated after 
members of the Training Division contradicted their Captain about 
whether Frashour followed training. So far as the community knows 
Frashour remains on desk duty today. The City settled with Campbell's 
family for $1.2 million.

In addition to police violence, the January 25 event will also focus on 
various other forms of violence such as Domestic Violence, Gang 
Violence, Mass Shootings and War Violence.

Cosponsors of this event include Albina Ministerial Alliance, Portland 
Copwatch, Portland Standing Up for Racial Justice/Black Lives Matter 
Action Group, Mental Health Association of Portland, Lift Every Voice 
Oregon, Ceasefire Oregon, Portland Jobs with Justice, Portland 
Democratic Socialists of America, and Sisters Of The Road.

For questions about the event, contact the AMA Coalition c/or Maranatha 
Church at 503-288-7241.

Download a flyer for this event at 
http://albinaministerialcoalition.org/RememberingAaronCampbell_flyer.pdf .

See the facebook event at 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1070735676600308 .


Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:54:13
From: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility <info at oregonpsr.org>
Subject: Saturday, January 25th Global Day of Action Against War With Iran
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Dear Friend,

The Trump administration is attempting to drag the US into a war with Iran 
that could engulf the region and quickly escalate into a global conflict 
of unpredictable scope.?Now is the time for all who are opposed to yet 
another catastrophic war to take action.

On Saturday, January 25th in cities across the globe, there will be 
protests to take a stand against war with Iran. In Oregon, protests are 
planned in Bend, Brookings, Corvallis, Coos Bay, Portland, and Salem. 

January 25, 2020 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pioneer Square (corner of SW 6th Avenue & SW Yamhill Street in Portland)

Learn more about the Portland event on Facebook. 

The people of Iran are still suffering from brutal sanctions that are a 
form of economic warfare, and Trump has added new additional sanctions. 
Please join us in speaking out against war with Iran.

In Peace and Health,
Kelly Campbell, Executive Director
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

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