Please join us Monday June 6th 2005 at 7:30 am for a peaceful protest at the Oregonian Building, in downtown Portland at 1320 S.W. Broadway (map). Our request is that this is taken seriously: dress as you would at a funeral. This is not a party, this is no cause for a dance. Please leave any other organizations' propaganda at home. Let's focus, be heard, and let the media and/or anyone else covering this or seeing this take us seriously. We are citizens, we have a First Amendment Right, let us not squander it. No facemasks, no jeans... funeral attire.
The Downing Street Memo is proof that the 'Coalition' was lied to. A fabrication of facts has allowed the US and its partners to illegally invade Iraq and destabilize a region. Thousands of US lives have been lost, and estimates upward in the tens of thousands of US lives have been ruined due to psychological and/or physical trauma due to massive human suffering due to war. This is not mentioning that an Iraqi life is equal to an American life, and best estimates are in the hundreds of thousands of casualties of innocent (and insurgent, of course) citizens.
All over what? 'Mission Accomplished?' What good has come from the US Armed Forces' involvement? Where is the honor? Who is profiting from this war?
There is an underground outcry to bring this issue to the forefront. But many do not know about it. Why? Mainstream media has failed us. The Oregonian is our local paper. They have failed us. This is the basis for our protest.
Let's take this one issue at a time. Let us unite and show a united front.