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actions & protests | imperialism & war m19 2006

March next month to stop 2 wars

Next month's March 19th third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq coincides with the Bush administration's plans to extend the war into Iran.
last year's PDX March 19th protest
last year's PDX March 19th protest
The drum beats for war are now reverberating through the news:

Russian MP Says US To Attack Iran Late March
-  link to www.prisonplanet.com

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Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

ISRAEL'S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

-  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1920074,00.html

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There are once again rational claims that this is not primarily a war against Weapons of Mass Destruction or nuclear proliferation, but another war for oil.

The Next War - Crossing the Rubicon ? By John Pilger t r u t h o u t | Perspective

-  http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/021006A.shtml

"While the Pentagon has no plans to occupy all of Iran, it has in its sights a strip of land that runs along the border with Iraq. This is Khuzestan, home to 90 per cent of Iran's oil. 'The first step taken by an invading force,' reported Beirut's Daily Star, 'would be to occupy Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan Province, securing the sensitive Straits of Hormuz and cutting off the Iranian military's oil supply.'"

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I started writing this when I couldn't find anything on the Indymedia calendar about Portland's plans to take part in international actions to stop Bush's current and imminent new war. However, I did discover elsewhere on the net that over 60 organizations have joined together to organize this year's march:

Portland, Oregon

End the War, Begin the Peace

Sunday, March 19th 2006 1:30pm

Organizations from Portland's peace and social justice community planning a mass mobilization against war on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq have announced a full list of subthemes to be addressed at the event. A march and rally entitled "End the War, Begin the Peace" will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2006 in Portland's Waterfront Park south of the Morrison Bridge; gathering at 1:30PM with the event beginning at 2PM.

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For more information see:  http://unitedforpeace.org/calendar.php?calid=15594

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