[pjw] EVENT: Rally/March: "76 Years Later, We're Still Building Nukes" Fri, August 6 5 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jul 21 18:44:10 EDT 2021

Iraq Affinity Group supporters:

As mentioned briefly in Saturday's report back on the Friday rally, our 
August 6 rally will be dedicated to commemorating 76 yeas since the 
US drops bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

You can also find the below announcement posted at


along with a link to a downloadable flyer and a direct link to the Oregon 
Physicians for Social Responsibility event at 6 PM that day, which has 
certain requirements including pre-registraion.

Feel free to share out. If your group wants to cosponsor or endorse this 
Friday rally please let us know.

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 at pjw.info

               76 Years Later, We're Still Building Nukes
                   Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembered 2021
                        Friday, August 6, 2021 5:00 PM
                   Weekly Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
                          Pioneer Courthouse Square,
                            SW Yamhill and Broadway

August 6 marks 76 years since the bombing of Hiroshima, and August 9 the 
anniversary for Nagasaki. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed 
instantly and many more died later from the effects of the nuclear 
weapons. President Biden and Russian President Putin agreed at their June 
summit that "Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought" (Deutsche 
Welle [DW] June 16). Yet the US just approved new multi-billion dollar 
contracts to develop air-to-air nuclear weapons and to upgrade 
intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities. The United Nations voted 
to make nuclear weapons illegal-- though the US did not vote in favor of 
that resolution. It is time to stop spending our money on war and weapons 
that can destroy all life and instead focus on human needs and the 

We will march to Waterfront Park to show support for Oregon Physicians for 
Social Responsibility's 6 PM limited in-person Hiroshima memorial event. 
Check PSR's site (oregonpsr.org) for COVID protocols for their event and 
to pre-register.

The Friday Rallies for Peace and Justice were started in November, 2001 
shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan, and hosted by Portland 
Peaceful Response Coalition until March, 2020, when the Peace and Justice 
Works Iraq Affinity Group took over hosting duties.

For more information, or if your group would like to cosponsor or endorse 
this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or 
iraq at pjw.info.

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