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Code Pink Portland Peace Calendar PDX. July - August

Upcoming Events in Portland Oregon - July and August 2015.
This (email) list is for women in Portland Oregon to organize Code Pink gatherings in favor of peace and justice. The (email) list is moderated, and is limited to actions directly involving Code Pink Portland.
Code Pink Portland Peace
Calendar for the Week of
July 25th 2015


In this digest
Upcoming Events-

July 25th Peace Park Cleanup 9:30am
July 25th VFP Summertime Garden Party with David Rovics 2pm
July 26th Jobs More Justice Performing 10am
July 27th HCAO Forum: Universal Health Care, Why Oregon Won't Be First 6pm
July 28th NW Interfaith Peace Walkers 9am
July 30th Medicare 50th Anniversary Rally Noon
August 2nd 5th Annual Arab Festival
August 2nd Willamette River Revival Festival
August 5th This War We Are Living 1pm Film
August 6th Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil 6pm
August 7 Iraq War III One Year Later March and Rally 5pm

Ongoing Vigils

News: Wyden Refusing to Support Iran Deal

Saturday, July 25
9:30 a.m. - noon
Peace Park Clean-up
Volunteers needed
SE corner Steel Bridge at
NE Interstate and Oregon

VFP Summertime Garden Party
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Music by David Rovics and friend
and speaker, VFP member Lloyd Marbet
Silent auction (items needed ... bring to VFP meeting or
contact Jenika ( jenika5525@comcast.net)
$10 donation, no one turned away
18th Ave. Peace House, Portland
2116 NE 18th Avenue (cross street is Tillamook)

Sunday 26 July, 10 am to noon: Justice, More Justice (JMJ) Trio Performing
Just Bob's, 2403 NE Alberta. Jane Keefer, longtime WILPF Member Mary Rose, & Jim Cook sing and play labor, protest, old-time and love songs for people's tips and delight. Lots of singing along, whistles, dancing, friendly talk, good food and drink available for purchase. Phone 503-274-2559.

Monday, July 27th at 6:00 pm at the Multnomah County Building,
501 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Board meeting room:
Presentation by T. R.. Reid followed by discussion:
"Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won't Be First."
No charge. Registration is encouraged.
This event is hosted by the City Club of Portland,
Health Care Member-Led Forum.
Mr. Reid will be introduced by Mike Marshall,
executive director of the Portland City Club.
Save the Date! Register Now!
T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, reporting for the Washington Post, and commentaries on NPR's "Morning Edition." His 2009 book The Healing of America became a national best-seller. PBS "Frontline" made two documentaries, Sick Around the World and India--A Second Opinion following Reid as he did the reporting for that book. His latest PBS film is U.S. Health Care: The Good News, broadcast by PBS affiliates around the country.
Reid is chair of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, the state-wide citizens' campaign working to provide health care for every Coloradan. For more information, please visit his website.


2015 Pacific NW Interfaith Peace Walkers in Portland
9 a.m. at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (2 NW Naito Parkway at Couch St.)
and 6 p.m. potluck at Native American United Methodist Fellowship
3917 NE Shaver St., Portland
Walkers route: Salem, Portland, Hanford, Olympia, Seattle, ending at
Ground Zero for Nonviolent Action adjacent to nuclear sub base, Poulsbo, WA.
Everyone welcome.

Thursday 30 July, 12 noon: Medicare 50th Anniversary Rally
Terry Shrunk Plaza, SW 3rd Avenue and Madison. Speaker: Senator Michael Dembrow. Take action for the protection and expansion of Medicare on this landmark anniversary. Sign Medicare's 50th Anniversary Postcards for legislators.

August 2nd 5th Annual Arab Festival 11am-7pm
The Arab Festival, "Mahrajan," , the largest celebration of Arab heritage and culture in Oregon, turns five years old this summer! The event is hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (www.araboregon.org).
This day-long Free event showcases entertainment, food, arts, traditions and most importantly, the spirit of Oregon's Arab-Americans and their contributions to Oregon's cultural landscape.
Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, Oregon 97221
Suggested donation of $5 includes 3 raffle tickets.
Hope to see you there!
Hala (503)295-1940

Willamette River Revival Festival
August 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cathedral Park Waterfront
Cathedral Park
Portland, OR
Contact:Barbara 503-954-3142
350PDX is endorsing the Willamette River Revival, on the Cathedral Park waterfront. It is a festival to celebrate and reconnect with the lower Willamette River from the confluence to the Fremont Bridge.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are providing a Native American salmon bake, as well as traditional drumming and arts. There will be an environmental fair, live folk music, food and drink provided by local vendors, walking tours, fishing, kayaking, art and science demos, and activities for young and old. The event is a way to reawaken the community connection to the lower Willamette, have fun while learning more about what makes a healthy river and environment.
The event is being presented by the Portland Harbor Community Advisory, the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association and Portland Harbor Community Coalition.

Wednesday 5 August, 1 to 4 pm: WILPF Free Film, "This War We Are Living"
Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue. Part of the summer series of free films honoring the 100th anniversary of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia's Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands.  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/about/

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration (70 years after)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Japanese American Historical Plaza
Portland Waterfront (NW Naito Parkway and Couch St.)
ATTENTION VFP MEMBERS: Form up at Peace Park at 5:30 p.m. to march across the
Steel Bridge to the event. VFP flags and banner provided. Peace Park is located at
southeast corner of Steel Bridge at NE Interstate and Oregon.

Iraq War III: One Year Later
Rally and March
5 p.m.
Pioneer Courthouse Square (at SW Yamhill and Broadway)
Rally and March: "IRAQ WAR III One Year Later"
Friday, August 7, 2015
5:00 PM
Pioneer Courthouse Square
SW Yamhill and Broadway
Downtown Portland
Expanded PPRC Friday Rally for Peace and Justice

Join community groups rallying and marching against the third US-led war on Iraq in 25 years. Launched on August 8, 2014, the US' "war on ISIS" has included thousands of bombing runs and untold deaths of civilians in both Iraq and Syria. The US continues to bomb and send more "advisors" despite the lack of an Authorization for Use of Military Force. At this event, we will also connect the war to police brutality and racism in the US. As Rodney King was beaten brutally by LA Police a few days after the end of "Gulf War Part 1" in March 1991, young Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO the day after the US re-launched its war in Iraq. The war comes home, again.
Cosponsored by
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition.
PPRC has held a Friday Rally for Peace and Justice every week since November 2001, shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan. This will be their 724th continuous rally.

Contact PJW to endorse or cosponsor
(503) 236-3065 /  iraq@pjw.info.
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm East end of Burnside Bridge (NE MLKJr Blvd@Couch Burnside) Peace & Social Justice
Visibility Action (ongoing since March 2014)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm SW 5th & Hall, Beaverton. Washington County Peace Vigil (ongoing since 2005)
Fridays, 12:15 to 12:45 pm SW 10th & Madison, near Art Museum. Women in Black (silent vigil for peace)
Fridays, 5 to 6 pm Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW corner. Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (ongoing since 2001)
Saturdays, 11 to noon Corner of NE 13th & Multnomah, across from Holladay Park. Lloyd Center Vigil (ongoing since 2004)
Saturdays, noon to 1 pm McLoughlin and Oak Grove Blvds., Milwaukie. Oak Grove Peace Vigil (ongoing since 2006)

Sen. Ron Wyden On Iran Deal: Obama "Flouting" Congress By Going To U.N. First
The Democratic senator from Oregon also laid out his concerns with the deal, including the lack of anytime, anywhere inspections.
Andrew Kaczynski

BuzzFeed News Reporter, July 21, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said Saturday that he has concerns about the nuclear deal with Iran, adding that that he believes the Obama administration is "flouting" Congress by going to United Nations to get approval first.
"Now there was a new wrinkle in this on Friday, which concerned me, which was the administration was talking about going to the U.N. to get approval," Wyden told a town hall [in Lakeview?-mm]audience this weekend. "I think the U.N. does some very good things, I think they do some other things not so good. But the point is going to the U.N. before the Congress weighs in is really in my view flouting the Review Act, you know the whole point... "
"I hope I've told you what my concerns are a, b, how I'm going to proceed with it, and three, I didn't much care for this notion that suddenly this is going to go to the U.N. and somehow there would be a U.N. stamp of approval before the Congress has a chance to review it."
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Monday in support of the deal reached. Republican members of Congress had already voiced disapproval at the president going to the U.N. before Congress.
Earlier in the the town hall, Wyden said that Iran possessing a nuclear weapon was "unacceptable" to him and that he always supports "diplomatic solutions," noting that he voted against the Iraq War in 2002. Wyden then laid out what he saw in the agreement with Iran that "concerned" him.
"First, when this all began the focus was on dismantlement, dismantling the facilities that would allow them to have a bomb. It seems this has kind of moved now towards to sort of accepting it and managing it and the like," said Wyden. "So I'm going to be working my way through that."
"At the beginning, and I've seen clips of this, we were really under the assumption that there would be anywhere, anytime inspections," he added. "Now we're hearing talk about like 24 days or something notice before inspections."
"And third, I have some questions that I'm going to be talking to my engineering friends and physics friends about this question with respect to the centrifuges because that's really crucial to Iran's building of a nuclear weapon. And the challenge of course is that the Iranians don't think in terms of months and years. They think in terms of decades and building that caliphate. So I'm going to take the time to do this right. Don't to expect me to issue any proclamations on this in the next 15 minutes. I think the stakes here are enormous."
"Right now, for me, more questions than answers," Wyden concluded.

This list is for women in Portland, Oregon to organize Code Pink gatherings in favor of peace and justice. The list is moderated, and is limited to actions directly involving Code Pink Portland.

Sandy Peace Vigil & More 26.Jul.2015 11:23

August 7th

This is your reminder that our Sandy Peace Vigil continues -- Friday afternoon August 7th, 4 PM until 5 p.m. on the shoulder of HWY 26 at 362nd Ave (in Sandy).

We welcome anyone to come and join us on August 7th. Thanks to those who are just joining in, and thank you all who live in a peaceful manner, to bring about a more peaceful world.
It's advisable to wear a light colored vest--we need to be visible to motorists.

Other vigils in the Metro area:

Forest Grove: Pacific Avenue in front of the Forest Grove City Library.

Oak Grove: McLoughlin & Oak Grove Blvds by Fred Meyer Saturdays from noon 'til 1p.m.

Estacada : corner of Highway 224 and Main Street Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Contact: Peter Hamer,  phamer@cascadeaccess.com

Beaverton: corner of 5th and Hall, across from the Beaverton Library.Wednesdays 6 - 7p.m.  washcopeace@yahoo.com

Lloyd Center: Saturdays, NE 13th and Multnomah Streets @Lloyd Center 11 a.m until noon More info: Florence Ivie  dollbabies@comcast.net

Pioneer Courthouse Square Fridays, 5 pm , SW Yamhill and Broadway. Portland Peaceful Response Coalition

Anti-Drone Protest Fridays, 12 noon East (6th Avenue) side, Pioneer Courthouse Square.  HeadHeartHandsSpirit@riseup.net

Tuesdays--corner of East Burnside and Couch Street 4:30-5:30 p.m Jan Sumoge  ptabb@hevanet.com 503.957.1467

Reminder: our schedule for the Peace Vigil is from 4 to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Snow, Rain or shine, cold or hot, we've been coming out since February 2nd of 2007. If you come out, please wear a reflective vest for better visibility. We have extra signs available.

Power to the Peaceful!