GATHER AT TERRY SHRUNK PLAZA AT 4:00 PM: |
Following a tradition from the first Gulf War, activists have been spreading the word for months and months now that people should meet at Terry Schrunk Plaza, 3rd & Madison in downtown Portland, the day bombing/an invasion begins. If the attack comes after 4:00 p.m., then the event will happen the next day.
MARCH AT 5:00 PM:
Flyers are circulating around town announcing a march to start from the plaza at 5:00 p.m. What will happen during this unpermitted march? The flyer says: "We will stop 'business as usual' by blockading key intersections. There will be space for everyone to express themselves. Be prepared for weather and unpredictable police. For all of our safety, please be prepared to participate at your comfort level, and be respectful of others' tactics. There will be childcare, medical and legal support available. For more info call 877.572.5727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
UNIVERSITY STUDENT WALKOUT:
The plan is to leave classes at 2:00, meet in places listed below at each school, and then march or transport some other way to the rally at 4:00. If announcement comes after 2:00 or on the weekend, the strike will be the next day. There is gonna be a ton of students out there. [ Details for six area schools ]
An anti-war CM is planned for the day the bombing starts. Come to the North park Blocks around 5pm on the day the bombing starts, bring a bike and a voice. And some anti-war charm. Hopefully this will coincide with people shutting down all government buildings and at least a few bridge closures. I liked hearing state of emergency the other day. Call to action, dont let Portland slide into this war without resistance, picket and stand strong shut down major thruways (make the connection already between war for oil and cars...)--like bridges. And major corporations around portland. [ Newswire post ]