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Occupy 10 / 6 PDX Info

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Shemanski Park - PCC Cascade - 12 noon - 5:00 PM both days 01.Oct.2012 09:01

Ben Waiting

Come out for these important actions on Saturday October 6 and 7:

'Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan'
Rally and march on October 6. Teach-in on October 7.
Rally For Paid Sick Days Now! Rally October 6

"Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan" Events Planned October 6 & 7
to Connect Economic Justice and Peace Issues
Saturday: Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks at Salmon)
Sunday: PCC Cascade (N Albina & Killingsworth)
12 noon - 5:00 PM both days

Momentum is building for two days of action protesting the 11th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan and marking one year since the start of Occupy Portland on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012. At least 50 organizations are now supporting these "Occupy Portland, not Afghanistan" events. On Saturday, a march and rally will begin in Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon St) and on Sunday, workshops will be held at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus (N Albina and Killingsworth). Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

The events revive a collaboration between Occupy Portland and peace and social justice groups established in 2011 when the 10 years in Afghanistan march and rally coincided with the occupations of Lownsdale and Chapman Squares downtown.

For more information or for your organization to get involved, contact Peace and Justice Works (PJW) at 503-236-3065 or go to the Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan facebook page. (  https://www.facebook.com/events/276171045822607 )

Rally For Paid Sick Days Now!
Hosted by the Portland IWW
Saturday, October 6
4:00 - 6:00pm
at Holladay Park (near Lloyd Center)

"An Illness to One Is Contagious to All!"

The Portland Branch of the Industrial Workers Of The World (  http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=IakEZhoBktN62utYITbkg6lpdXuILAA0 ) and the IWW's Food & Retail Workers United (  http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=IakEZhoBktN62utYITbkg6lpdXuILAA0 ) and the IWW's Food & Retail Workers United (  link to afl.salsalabs.com )to win paid sick days for all workers in Portland, Oregon.

Join Us For:

Music: Mic Crenshaw, The Crossettes, and I Wobble Wobble.
Testimony: Workers speaking out about the importance of paid sick days.
Community in Action: Meet other workers and families speaking out together on an issue that affects us all.

Paid sick and safe days are not only vitally important because they allow us to take care to ourselves and our loved ones, they also allow us to priotize our health and safety over making profits for the boses.

In Oregon, 40% of all private sector workers lack paid sick leave and nationally nearly 80% of low income workers have no paid sick leave. This is not merely about our health as workers; only 23% of all food service workers have access to paid sick days, creating a serious public health risk.

If you stand on the side of the working class, and if you believe paid sick days are our right, then come to Holladay Park from 4-6pm on October 6th! Let us stand together and declare, 'An illness to one, is contagious to all'!

Related Link with Information

Poster link:  http://www.pjw.info/OccupyPortlandNotAfghanFly.pdf