> NEWS ITEM
> For immediate release September 30, 2014
> END THE AFGHAN WAR
> *STOP BOMBING IRAQ & SYRIA*
> The Invasion of Afghanistan 13 Years Later
> Visibility Action
> Tuesday, October 7, 2014
> 3:30-6:00 PM
> NE Couch & Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
> (East End of Burnside Bridge)
> TriMet bus lines 6, 12, 19 or 20 or Central Loop streetcar
> Tuesday, October 7 will mark 13 years since the devastating US
> invasion of Afghanistan. A visibility action at the east end of th
> Burnside Bridge from 3:30 to 6 PM that day will remind people that the
> US still has a large presence in Afghanistan despite its promise to
> withdraw all "combat troops" buy the end of 2014. Of the 10,000 who
> will remain, roughly 10% will be members of the Oregon National Guard.
> The Peace and Justice Works "Tower of Peace" will remind motorists,
> cyclists and pedestrians heading in three directions about the ongoing
> effects of US policies in Afghanistan and the "Middle East."
> On August 8th, the US began bombing in Iraq again, in an effort to
> "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. On September 22, US missiles
> began raining down on Syria as part of that effort. While the
> President has promised "no boots on the ground," war is war, by land,
> sea or air.
> Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group,
> cosponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Occupy Portland
> Elder Caucus, Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends
> Worship Group, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Freedom Socialist
> Party-Portland, and others.
> For more info contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at
> (503) 236-3065 or email@example.com. A flyer for this event can be found
> at < http://www.pjw.info/afghan_13yl_flyer.pdf >.