Here's what we want
(from the national coalition: http://www.a20stopthewar.org/)
A U.S. foreign policy based upon social and economic justice, not military and corporate oppression.
An end to racial profiling and military recruitment targeting youth of color and working class youth.
Government funding for programs to benefit the economic victims of the 9-11 attacks and the recession.
An end to the degrading and secret imprisonment of immigrants.
Increased funding for non-military-based financial aid for education
Full disclosure of military contracts with universities
Sponsors of PDX event: Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Freedom Socialist Party, American Friends Service Committee, Bridge to Peace, IWW IU 650, Socialist Party of Oregon, Radical Women
Meditation Vigil sponsored by Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Tip: it's a silent meditation vigil. What is there to say in the face of violence? Please provide a buffer zone between your conversations and the vigil, and hold off on the drums and other instruments until after 1 pm, ok?
For more information on the march, email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the meditation vigil, email me.
This from the A20stopthewar website:
We ask people who plan on joining us to adhere to the following Nonviolence Guidelines for the March.
We will not initiate violence against any living thing.
We will not bring "illegal drugs" or alcohol.
We will carry no weapons.
We recognize that people of color, queers, and transgender people are at a much greater risk of police harassment, abuse, and violence. Because we also recognize that property destruction increases this risk, we strongly discourage the use of such tactics at our event/march.
The April 20th Mobilization supports the actions and events that will also be occurring throughout the weekend, including those organized by the Mobilization for Global Justice and the National Mobilization on Colombia."
These are the guidelines for the Washington DC march, but they certainly apply here. Not that anybody planned to do these things....