WAR WITHOUT END - NOT IN OUR NAME! - Oct 5th, 6th and 7th
Across the nation there will be anti-war protests and rallies against the proposed invasion of Iraq and the destructive actions of the American government against Afghanistan. Mass protests are planned for New York City (ground zero), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and many other cities across the nation. The rallies and protests are timed to coincide with two national days of action on 10/6 and 10/7 entitled NOT IN OUR NAME. October 7 was the day the first U.S. bombs fell on Afghanistan last fall.
Please see http://www.notinourname.net/main.html for more on the national movement to stop the endless war.
Oregon will be no different. Events are being planned in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene. If you know of other events being planned please post here.
Portland - October 5th - Saturday
Eugene - October 6th - Sunday
Corvallis - October 6th - Sunday
Portland - October 5th
No New War on Iraq! ... and end the war on Afghanistan!
March & Rally for Peace
Saturday, October 5, 2002
South Park Blocks (Shemanski Park, behind the Schnitz, S.W.
Salmon & 9th, downtown Portland).
(March to Terry Schrunk Plaza)
Co-sponsored by: Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group; War Resisters League - Portland; American Friends Service Committee; Portland Peaceful Response Coalition; Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility; Jews for Global Justice; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Portland; Oregon Peaceworks; Women in Black; Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers); East Timor Action Network/Portland and the Oregon Peace Institute.
Endorsed by: Oregon Wildlife Federation; Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights; Friends of Sabeel-North America; Friends of Peace and Justice in the Holy Land; Campaign for Peace With Cuba.
Information: Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group (503) 236-3065
Corvallis - October 6
"NOT IN OUR NAME: A community rally for peace and justice"
October 6, 2002, 2-4PM
Benton County Courthouse grounds
Sponsored by Alternatives to War and other area organizations.
**Keynote speakers: Ann and Bruce Huntwork of the Mennonite Central Committee who recently spent six months in Tehran and Mashhad,Iran, where they worked with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to report on material aid distributed to Afghan refugees and internallydisplaced Afghans.
Representative Peter DeFazio, invited.
**Solidarity statements from representatives of the Muslim community, area youth, Unheard Voices, Oregon Peace Works, Wrench (OSU student organization), and others.
**Music by: BALAFON, legendary marimba band, SAMUSSON AND TOMASSI, NW songwriters and singers of "songs in service of grassroots America," LAURIE CHILDERS, Corvallis area songwriter and singer. Reading: The Beasts' Confusion, by Roger Weaver
For further information, contact:
Carol Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugene - no update yet - however there is a planning committee
- Anyone have any information about this event? Please post if you do.