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March and Rally to End the Wars and Occupations!

March 18, 2011
Portland, Oregon

Over forty local organizations, including Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, are coming together to coordinate a march and rally to mark the 8th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, tying the nation's failing economy to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

When: Saturday, March 19th, 2011 beginning at 12:30 PM 

Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW 6th and Yamhill) in Portland 

 

"Eight Years in Iraq, Nine Years in Afghanistan: How is the War Economy Working for You?" features music, speakers, and a march through downtown. The rally is set to begin at 1:00 PM, with the march following at 1:30 PM; music will begin at 12:30 PM.

 

Topics to be covered by the event include:

-End the Wars and Occupations, Bring the Troops Home Now
-Fund Jobs, Healthcare and Human Needs, Not the War Machine
-Stand for Civil Rights at Home and Abroad
-Take Action!

 

Organizations supporting the event include peace, social justice, labor, faith, environmental and human rights groups, as well as local area businesses.

For more information, download the event flyer. To get involved, please contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.