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Amnesty Int'l Vigil for Ceasefire Monday here?

Amnesty International is inviting everyone to join or hold Ceasefire Vigils calling for an immediate and effective ceasefire to the conflict in Israel and Lebanon and to stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors on both sides. On Monday, August 7. I have seen nothing about any such vigil in Portland. Does anyone know if one has been organized (yet)?
I received this email from Amnesty International today.

It has a slide show, and the whole thing may be seen at:

 link to www.amnestyusa.org

Dear Friend:

I am writing to ask you to join Amnesty International's global vigil calling for an immediate and effective ceasefire to the conflict in Israel and Lebanon and to stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors on both sides. On Monday, August 7, Amnesty International members across the worldóincluding in Israel and in Lebanonówill call for an end to the violence that has claimed so many lives.

The message of this vigil is three-fold:
1) to call for a ceasefire,
2) to demand that all governments stop the supply of arms to the conflict and
3) to stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors from both sides of this conflict.

We have created a special web page to help local groups and activists organize their own vigils. On this page, you can find suggestions for where to hold your vigil, recommendations for visuals, and a suggested passage that will be read at other Amnesty vigils worldwide. You can also find and sign a petition, which will be passed out at the vigils and then sent to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice calling for a ceasefire.

This is an important opportunity for AIUSA members to join the global effort to prevent further civilian casualties in this conflict.

Come stand with us!

Larry Cox
Executive Director
Amnesty International
Protest at Earl's Monday to call for Peace in Lebanon/Israel 04.Aug.2006 01:34

Joe Rowe

What: Non-violent protest to draw media attention to the conflict and Earl's lack of clarity on where he stands.

When: Monday August 7th

Where: Office of Earl, near the Lloyd center
29 N.E. Oregon Street Suite 115
Just north of I84 and NE 7th Ave
map click this link --->  http://tinyurl.com/opqms

go to unitedforpeace.org
and go to the calendar for more details

or go to portland.indymedia.org

Earl will not state his position on an immediate and unconditional cease fire on the Lebanon/Israel border. This is House Resolution H 450 by Dennis Kucinich.

Blumenauer Rally postponed; where else could one be? 04.Aug.2006 15:44

flowerbells

I just spoke with both Willie at Blumenauer's office,and with Joe Rowe. The rally has been postponed for the following reasons.

1. Earl has taken a position, a short time ago. His position to an immediate ceasefire is "No;" BUT, as Joe says, once a position has been taken, negotiations [to hopefully change his stance to a Yes, may be entered into.

2. Earl has agreed to meet with Joe (and probably others,but I don't know who or how many) on Monday afternoon. THEREFORE

3. The noon rally HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

THERE WILL BE NO RALLY AT NOON IN FRONT OF EARL BLUMENAUER'S OFFICE

My personal view: There can still be a rally somewhere else, calling for an immediate ceasefire. This would be in solidarity with Amnesty International.

flowerbells