For a staggering visualization of what the Bushies have wrought in Iraq, go see 100,000 little white flags (1 per 6 dead Iraqi civilians) and red ones (1 per 6 U.S. troops) planted in front of Reed College's Eliot Hall at Reed (facing) Woodstock Blvd.).
Students, activists, and passersby pitched in all day Sunday to help the two local chapters of the Students for Democratic Society (SDS) put up this symbolic week-long display. (Quite a feeling to plant even one flag representing 6 of the dead on Constitution Day, let alone a couple of hundred.)
A NW SDS spokesperson said they could use help planting the same display at Lewis & Clark College, beginning at 11 a.m. next Sunday. You'll have no trouble finding the flag planters.
Chapters of the resurrected SDS from Vietnam-era students have formed at 20 colleges/universities around the country so far, including Lewis & Clark and Reed. In the NW, SDS members have been among the demonstrators at the Watada court martial. In Portland, they've been part of active opposition at the downtown recruitment office, and involved in other anti-war work like this massive display.
Reed's SDS chapter meets on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Student Action Office. L&C SDS chapter meets on Wednesdays at 6pm, at the College Co-op. Website home page for the Northwest SDS: http://www.northwestsds.org/lcsds.html