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Portland Peace Encampment hosting an art opening

On March 20, 2003 the United States of America 'shocked and awed' Iraq in a campaign to liberate the people from the regime of Saddam Hussein. Shocking awful is the human rights violations that the USA began on that day and continues to this day against the Iraqi people. The Portland Peace Encampment (PDXPE) addresses the issue of human rights violations by maintaining a twenty-four hour vigil across the street from City Hall.

PDXPE is a place where members of the community come together and talk about what is going on in the world and how we feel about it. The core ideology that the community members of the PDXPE share is creative peaceful solutions to conflict. Our current manifestation of this creativity is the Human Rights Art Installation that will 'open' May 26, 2003 at 6:00 am. [ Read more... ]