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September 24th Protest in Portland

We are standing with millitary families accross the country in down town Portland Saturday September 24th.
Any thinking person must understand that our government has gone too far for far too long. We need to start standing in the streets as one voice against this oppression. We must end this war. We must remove our leaders from office. We must remove corporations from our government. And we must stand now to help stop it. 12:00 noon Pioneer square.
more info please 18.Sep.2005 16:58

Lavender Lady

Can we have more information about this? I know about the bridge vigils but this is news to me and gladly so.I will be there with my friends and family for sure.

Peace Fair 18.Sep.2005 20:12

gk

People do different things for this. I'm committed all day Sat. the 24 to the second annual Peace and Justice Fair, Esther Short Park, Vancouver.

Another Option 18.Sep.2005 20:38

Phil

I'm headed up to Seattle for September 24th. Train fare through Amtrak is still pretty cheap- probably cheaper than gas. Hope everything in Portland goes well.

Estacada 19.Sep.2005 02:57

Kendall Auel

Today I saw a flyer in Estacada announcing a peace demonstration on the 24th. It seems that September 24th is a big day for protests. After doing a little research I found that the S24 protests were originally organized by A.N.S.W.E.R (act now stop war end racism).

 http://www.answercoalition.org/

If you want to know more about this group, you can do what I do, check wikipedia.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSWER

I suppose most of you guys already knew this, but I'm usually reading corporate news and of course there's not a whisper about it there.

Not Much News About it Here Either 19.Sep.2005 07:09

Hambone

I have been looking on this site every day and today is the first time I have read about Portland protests ....no poster downloads , nothing. WTF?

we need to start ... 19.Sep.2005 07:31

... to start WHAT?

let me know when we need to start knocking down the federal building with sledgehammers as one voice against this oppression

I'll be there 21.Sep.2005 20:26

mooshoo

but it's not going to do a damn bit of good, other than making me feel more connected. That's something, sure. But until there are massive economic disruptions - rolling strikes, targeted nationwide boycotts, withholding discretionary income - nothing's going to stop them. There's no more opposition in Congress, the judiciary and the media are in league with the Bush Crime Family, the electoral process is a fraud, the government is riddled with corruption and cronyism.

I don't know what to do. Surely SOMEBODY in this huge, awful nation has what it takes to lead the resistance movement? But who? As soon as she/he emerges, I'll give it everything I've got. Meanwhile, I feel completely powerless. And utterly demoralized.

Also in Salem 23.Sep.2005 19:27

Justin-----------------Patriotic Militant

If you can not make it to Portland on Saturday, there is also a protest in Salem at 1:00pm at Marion Square Park in downtown. Let's show these pigs and oppressors what were made of.

more info 24.Sep.2005 05:37

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 http://www.pprc-news.org/press/pr050920.pdf

The Friday rally was in solidarity with the military families rally in Albany the next day. I heard that on KBOO, and then went to the portland peaceful response website and found the rest of the details... I think rides were still being arranged at that point, and there was only a number to call to get the rides coordinated by Peace and Justice Works I believe... and there was also an email that I got from CBLOC about the same thing, here's how it went.

PCASC/CBLOC has endorsed the two following
actions:

Friday Rally to Bring the Troops Home in Portland
in Solidarity with
National March will Bring Attention to Military
Families' Rally in
Albany, OR the Next Day
Friday, September 23, 2005, 5 PM, Pioneer
Courthouse Square, Porltand

Portland area peace groups will be cosponsoring
an expanded weekly
Friday Rally on September 23, 2005 at 5 PM in
Pioneer Courthouse
Square, SW Broadway and Yamhill in solidarity
with a national march on
Washington to bring the troops home and in
anticipation of a rally in
Albany, Oregon the next day. The Peace and
Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group is among those cosponsoring the Portland
Peaceful Response
Coalition's weekly event, which has been going
for nearly 4 years since
November, 2001. The main focus will be the war in
Iraq and the dead and
wounded both on the U.S. and Iraqi sides of the
conflict.

In addition to a huge national march in D.C.
being co- sponsored by
United for Peace and Justice and the ANSWER
Coalition, military
families whose loved ones are serving overseas or
who have died or were
wounded in the conflict in Iraq, will rally in
Albany, Oregon's
Monteith Park, 489 Water St, on Saturday,
September 24 at 1 PM. The
rally will include speakers working on an ongoing
Campaign to Bring
Oregon's Troops Home, music, and more. Among the
participants Saturday
will be Adele Kubein, whose daughter was wounded
in Iraq, and who
travelled to Crawford, Texas in August to be part
of "Camp Casey"
outside of President Bush's ranch there. Kubein
is a member of Military
Families Speak Out of Oregon, which is working
with Gold Star Families
for Peace and other groups to organize the day's
events.

Veterans, peace activists, and other concerned
Oregonians will be in
attendance and everyone is encouraged to be part
of both events. The
boost in energy to the movement with national
attention focused on
Crawford needs to be translated into ongoing
organizing, particularly
highlighting the military families and veterans
who know first hand the
costs of war.

The Friday rally is being endorsed by Northwest
Veterans for Peace,
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee,
Cross Border Labor
Organizing Coaliton, and others.

For more information, to get involved, or to
offer transportation to
Albany on the 24th, please contact the Peace and
Justice Works Iraq
Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 or  iraq@pjw.info.
Information on
Portland Peaceful Response can be found at
 http://www.pprc-news.org, or
by emailing  pprcnews@yahoo.com or calling (503)
344-5078.

Rally to Focus on the Human Costs of War
Oregon Military Families call Event in Albany
to Coincide with
National March
Saturday, September 24, 1 PM, Monteith Park,
Albany, OR

Military families whose loved ones are serving
overseas or who have
died or were wounded in the conflict in Iraq,
veterans, peace activists
and other concerned Oregonians will rally in
Albany, Oregon's Monteith
Park, NW Water Ave. at Washington St., on
Saturday, September 24 at 1
PM. The rally will include speakers working on an
ongoing Campaign to
Bring Oregon's Troops Home, music, and more.

Among the participants will be Adele Kubein,
whose daughter was wounded
in Iraq, and who travelled to Crawford, Texas in
August to be part of
"Camp Casey" outside of President Bush's ranch
there. Kubein is a
member of Military Families Speak Out of Oregon,
which is working with
Gold Star Families for Peace and other groups to
organize the day's
events.

The event will show solidarity with people all
over the world who will
be demonstrating that day, particularly a
national march on Washington,
DC. The focus is on the terrible costs of the
war, and the benefits of
peace. On display at the park will be prayer
flags representing the
over 1800 Americans and thousands of Iraqis who
have died since the
invasion in March, 2003.

Says Kubein, "Our position as military families
gives us the authority
to speak from a personal level. We feel that if
we can share with as
many people as possible what it means to have a
loved one at war, and
an unjust war at that, we may raise awareness. It
is important for us
to make the public aware of the hidden costs of
this war, costs which
will continue to affect our lives for many years
to come."

The event is envisioned as a peaceful celebration
of humanity, and a
vehicle to reach a population which ordinarily is
not reached. Music
will be provided by Sweet on Jethro, Deepwoods
Band, Three Hits and a
Ms., and others; there will be information
booths, and space by the
river for the children to play. Organizers
encourage participants to
"Bring your signs, your blankets, babies, and
Barbeques."

Sponsored by: Military Families Speak Out and
Gold Star Families for
Peace, with support from: Veterans for Peace
Chapter 72, Peace and
Justice Works, Amnesty International of Bend,
Rural Organizing Project,
Countering Military Recruitment, OSU Faculty and
Staff for Peace and
Justice, Women in Black, Alternatives to War,
Oregon PeaceWorks,
Northwest Veterans for Peace, Portland Central
America Solidarity
Committee (PCASC), Cross Border Labor Organizing
Coalition (CBLOC) and
many more.

Peace and Justice Works (PJW) and other groups
from Portland will be
supporting the effort by arranging transportation
to the event. If you
or anyone you know can help call PJW at 503-236-
3065. For information
on the event contact Adele Kubein at 541-757-0323
or write to Adele by
email.


Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
616 E. Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214
Tel: 503-236-7916

where? what? 25.Sep.2005 19:10

pope benedict XVI

so i got to pioneer square around 12:30 and saw no one. what happened? did the demonstration only last 25 minutes? there were plenty of folks at the vigil, which was powerful, but where were the heads at pioneer square?