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PEACE PARK LIVES! MAJOR VICTORY! SUPPORT NOW .... TARPS, BLANKETS, SCRABBLE

Photo of Monday rally, Peace Park. Now going 24 hours a day, a major victory in the anti-war effort. Little Beirut (A.K.A. Portland) one of handful of cities in the country where support so high the authorities haven't dared shut it down. BUT IT NEEDS ONGOING COMMUNITY SUPPORT! REINFORCEMENTS, TARPS, BLANKETS...CERTAIN PROVISIONS...AND MOSTLY WATERPROOF MATERIALS FOR MAKING SIGNS.
PEACE PARK LIVES!  MAJOR VICTORY!  SUPPORT NOW .... TARPS, BLANKETS, SCRABBLE
PEACE PARK LIVES! MAJOR VICTORY! SUPPORT NOW .... TARPS, BLANKETS, SCRABBLE
This bit of land opposite Portland City Hall is an outstanding victory for anti-war forces in Portland.

Conversely, to loose it would be a setback.

Portland Peace Park is one front where we have one-uped San Fransisco! There is nothing like it in S.F. as far as I know. (not to denigrate San Fransisco's heroism in fighting fascism!).

Mass protest actions everyday of the war may not for a variety of reasons be able to be sustained. If they can, great!

But across American vigils like the Portland Peace Park can grow, spead, and help end the war quickly, or at the vary least shorten in and save lives for every moment it is there.

What it accomplishes locally?

1. City Hall administration can't avoid it.
2. Media can go there to get interviews and photos anytime.
3. Portlanders walk by, bike by, and drive by and give the peace sign or thumbs up in astonishing numbers 24 hours a day.
4. There is a good group of folks with high energy devloping there...absolutely not the Bush forces depicition of wino's with nothing better to do. They are also very diverse politically so whatever faction you tend toward, you have soul-mates at Peace Park.
5. They are resolved to stay there until bombing stops.
6. Legally, they are on solid ground. Doesn't mean Homeland Security might not try to evict them and face the music in court later and in sparking new protests.

Please visit it in person (directly across the street from City Hall). Take what you can to help out (Currently authorities have banned tents but vigil has vowed to stay in rain with no tents...so obviously they need tarps, gortex if you can loan it.

Interesting, their peace signs are paper, small, and disintegrating! Please take down old sheets and paint so they can make some more fitting signs. Pre-made signs even better...positive, general appeal, pro-peace message...

Thanks!

a request 25.Mar.2003 22:36

for someone special

there's at least one Peace Camper
a woman with a whole lot of energy
who is gluten intolerant

If you can bring down food
without GLUTEN in it - and mark it
she'd be a much happier Peace Camper!

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Flowers 25.Mar.2003 23:09

Needing

But will I find true love there? Also, my backpack from M22?

contact City Hall 26.Mar.2003 00:41

camper

let these people know you support the peace camp, and you want them too as well:


Vera Katz, Mayor
Commissioner of Finance and Administration
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, 97204
Phone: (503)823-4120
E-mail:  mayorkatz@ci.portland.or.us

Judy Tuttle
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Vera Katz
1221 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 340
Portland, OR 97204-1995
Work: (503) 823-4267
Fax: (503) 823-3588
E-mail:  jtschedule@ci.portland.or.us

Jim Francesconi
Commissioner of Public Utilities
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 220, 97204
Phone: (503)823-3008
E-mail:  jfrancesconi@ci.portland.or.us

Erik Sten
Commissioner of Public Works
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240, 97204
Phone: (503)823-3589
E-mail:  erik@ci.portland.or.us

thank you

more protest pictures 26.Mar.2003 00:56

tim

Here are some more pictures for the protest. I got pepper sprayed taking the last two shots.

 http://oregongrapevine.com/pr03.25.03.htm


those grapevine pictures are pretty amazong 26.Mar.2003 06:49

thanks

those oregon grapevine pictures are good.