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Afghanistan 9 Years Later

October 9, 2010
Portland, Oregon

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group invite you to join us for:

"Afghanistan 9 Years Later: Money for Jobs and Education, Not War and Occupation" Rally, March and Teach-in

What: Portlanders will be rallying for peace and economic justice, tying the nation's economic crisis to the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq on Saturday, October 9th. The Portland event comes one week after a mobilization being planned in Washington, DC calling for jobs, education and equality ("One Nation Working Together", October 2).

When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 11:00am-3:30pm


11:00am Rally, Park Blocks near Portland State University, between SW Market & Clay
11:30am March, through Downtown Portland to teach-in at Portland State University
1:00pm-3:30pm Teach-in, Portland State University Smith Center, SW Harrison and Broadway

Who: Over twenty-five organizations are involved in the event, which marks the 9th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, a questionable military attack on a nation that was not, by all accounts, directly involved in the events of 9/11 in 2001.

The organizers are tying together the main issues of funding human needs with these other issues:

   * End the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq
   * Stop funding Israeli apartheid: Equal Rights for Palestinians
   * No war on Iran or Pakistan--Stop drone bombings!
   * Hands off Latin America
   * Stop scapegoating Arabs, Muslims and Immigrants

The event is being coordinated by the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and is co-sponsored by Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (503-344-5078), Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (503-344-5078), International Socialist Organization, Student United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), RecruiterWatch PDX, Alliance for Democracy - Portland Chapter, Metanoia Peace Community, Military and Draft Counseling Project, KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio, American Friends Service Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Sisters of the Road Cafe, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, and others.

It is endorsed by: Women in Black, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Freedom Socialist Party, AFSC's United Voices/Beats for Peace, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, War Resisters League-Portland, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Iraq Veterans Against the War - Oregon,  East Timor Action Network-Portland, No War Drum Corps, Portland Jobs with Justice and others.

Participants are advised to bring a sack lunch if desired... the event stretches from 11 AM to 3:30 PM.

For more information, if your organization would like to cosponsor or endorse, or to get involved:
Peace and Justice Works, 503-236-3065 or

To download the flyer for this event, please go here.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event on behalf of Oregon PSR, please contact Thanks!