On Tuesday, February 4, Portland Students for Peace and Justice, a coalition of peace activists at Portland colleges and high schools, is staging protests at gas stations to send the message "No war for oil!" The intent is not to demonize workers or customers at the gas stations but to make people think about the link between oil consumption and the Bush administration's drive for war in Iraq. This action is taken in solidarity with other groups across the nation which are holding gas station protests on the same day.
The first protest, held at the Chevron station at SW Terwilliger and Taylor's Ferry, will go from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The second protest, at the Shell station on SE 44th and Woodstock, will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by a march on Powell Blvd. at 6:00 PM.
Please come to one or both of the rallies if possible. As the war is likely to start within the next few weeks, it is important for the peace movement to stay loud and visible!