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Change ≠ War

The PDX Peace Coalition presents Change ? War, a public performance and education forum to take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. We will gather to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, and join with brothers and sisters worldwide to call for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. The event will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which linked unjust social conditions with aggressive U.S. military policy.

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Out of Iraq, Out of Afghanistan

We want CHANGE, not WAR!

The PDX Peace Coalition presents Change ? War, a public performance and education forum to take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. We will gather to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, and join with brothers and sisters worldwide to call for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. The event will also commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, which linked unjust social conditions with aggressive U.S. military policy.

It is up to the peace movement to remind the people of Oregon of the costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan and here at home. To ensure that we bring the troops home now and give returning veterans the support they need.

The recent election and inauguration positively inspired huge numbers of people. Unfortunately, though, President Obama plans to send an additional 17,000 Americans to Afghanistan, and to extend the occupation of Iraq until at least 2011. Grassroots activists are called to offer an alternative vision that will alter this bloody course of action and create a climate for real change. Let's show the world that Portland is up to the task.

11:00 am Ending Occupation from Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine
Cramer Hall, Portland State University
(a series of educational activities looking more in depth at US foreign policy in the Middle East and what we can do about it here at home)

2:00 pm March: Out of Iraq, Out of Afghanistan
Money for People, Not for War
South Park Blocks

3:00 pm Public Reading: Dr. Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam" ... 42 years later, an inspiration for today's peace movement.

Get Involved:

Volunteer to help with the planning or to help on April 4th, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Organizations can sign on to this important action at two levels.

  • Co-sponsors contribute a minimum of $50 and agree to publicize Change ? War to their members and networks.
  • Endorsers are those unable to contribute financially at present but who want to help publicize the event.
Click here to sign on.

Donate to make this event possible. You can contribute via paypal at our website.

homepage: homepage: http://www.pdxpeace.org/changenotwar
phone: phone: 503-230-9427