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On Saturday, October 15th, 2011, there will be an action protesting the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan. The event begins with a rally at 1:00 PM in Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks at Salmon Street), and a march at 1:30 PM will bring participants to the First Unitarian Church for a 2:30 PM forum. The theme of the event will be "10 Years in Afghanistan: End the Wars, Bring Our $$ Home."
Speakers at the rally and forum will also address these topics:
The forum speakers will be PSU sociology professor Veronica Dujon, Lewis and Clark College economics professor Martin Hart-Landsberg, and Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee.
October 15th has also been picked as a day of national action by the United National Anti-war campaign.
Cosponsors of the Portland event include Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, the Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church, Alliance for Democracy-Portland Chapter, Metanoia Peace Community, East Timor Action Network/Portland, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, International Socialist Organization, Portland Jobs with Justice, KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM (media cosponsor), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Tikkun Olam Committee of P'nai OR, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR), Augustana Lutheran Church, and Portland Area Rethinking Schools.
Endorsers include Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Freedom Socialist Party, Women in Black-Portland, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), Portland Alliance (media endorser), No War Drum Corps, Oregon Wildlife Federation, and Back 2 the WALL.
Download the flyer for this event and help us spread the word!
For more information or for your organization to get involved, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.