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Sandy Peace Vigil Continues 3-4-16

6:01 PM
Friday, March 4, 2016 (PST)
We are on the shoulder of HWY 26 at 362nd Ave (in Sandy Oregon).
This is your reminder that our Sandy Peace Vigil continues -- Friday afternoon March 4th, 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 March 4th. 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.

Last Friday we had 8 people turn (and the weather was fine) for peace. We have had a number of people say it brightens their day to see us out there!

It's advisable to wear a light colored vest--we need to be visible to motorists.

6:01 PM
Friday, March 4, 2016 (PST)
Sunset in Sandy, OR Sunset in Sandy, OR

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

If you come out, please wear a reflective vest for better visibility.

We have extra signs available.

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.

Power to the Peaceful!

Mary Anderson

Coordinator, Sandy Peace Vigil



These Are The Decent People 17.Feb.2016 22:46


We have them in our town too.

It's not very hard to come out and protest for peace. That has gone on for a very long time.

For very good reasons.

More Actions in PDX 29.Feb.2016 10:30

Ben Waiting

Information Provided ByCode Pink Portland Peace

Calendar for the Week of February 29 2016


In this digest

Upcoming Events-

February 29 - Tell the Oregonian to Stop Choosing Our Candidates
February 29 - MacLaren Youth Listening Party 6:30pm
March 1 - East Side Democratic Club
March 1 - Occupation Free Portland
March 1 - Stop Killing Us: A Call to End Racism
March 3 - Portland Town Hall on Fair Schedules for All Workers
March 3 - A Workshop Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform
March 4 - Racial Disparities in Multnomah County Jails
March 5 - Counter Protest Bundy Terrorists
March 9 - Housing is a Human Right: Fight the Sweeps
March 12 - Feminist BYOB Meetup at In Other Words
March 12 - Student Debtor's Assembly
March 18 - No More Wars in Iraq and Libya
March 20 - Veteran's for Peace Benefit
May 3 - PDX Mayoral Debate on the Environment

Ongoing Vigils, Meetings & Events
Special Notice: 25 Years of Working for Peace in Iraq


February 29 - Tell the Oregonian to Stop Choosing Our Candidates


On February 29, the Oregonian will host a mayoral debate, but has only invited two men of the 12 people who have officially registered as candidates.

"We insist that you open your upcoming mayoral debate to all viable candidates, or We the People of Portland will ensure that your event does not take place as planned on February 29 (at least not within Portland City Limits)."

FRIENDS: We would be so appreciative if you would consider SHARING and LIKING and JOINING this event in huge numbers if we're going to succeed at establishing that OUR daily newspaper is accountable to the voters and does not have the right to interfere in any way in OUR mayoral election - or else we shut down their event in just one week with mass nonviolent civil disobedience. PLEASE read our entire posting here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1170137339664463/. Want to get active in planning the Event? Contact us at < OpenTheDebatePDX@gmail.com>.


February 29 - MacLaren Youth Listening Party 6:30pm

An Invitation:
Carlos Chavez, his organization Morpheus Youth Project and MacLaren Youth Corrections kick off a unique KBOO podcast series that explores how our communities define crime and criminals, what are the effects of labeling communities as criminal or high crime, and how criminality affects relationships and our humanity.

On February 29, as they introduce this new podcast on KBOO's Prison Pipeline, community members are invited to a listening party to create an open dialog with the public about how this impacts the local community.

Listening Party details:
6:30 pm, Monday, Feb 29
MYP office, 1505A SE 122nd Avenue, Portland
Flyer attached


Prison Pipeline, Feb 29  http://kboo.fm/morpheusyouthprojectnewkboopodcast


March 1 - Eastside Democratic Club

Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott St, Portland OR
David Delk 503.232.5495
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Eastside democratic Club - monthly public meeting
Our March meeting will feature a forty minute dcumentary "Building the Machine" describing the corporate takeover of our public schools, followed by a panel of three discussing their perspectives. The panel will include Dana Brenner-Kelly, Mother; Michael Sonnleitner, Portland Community College Board Member, and Hyung Name, high school teacher.

LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then Invite your friends. Click www.facebook.com/events/1706756586237256/

Don't forget that we are in our annual membership drive. Annual Membership fee is only $5.00 and can be paid to Cass at the meeting.

Free and open to the public.


March 1 - Occupation Free Portland

Please Join Occupation-Free Portland (OFP) at our Monthly Meeting (with SUPER)
Tuesday March 1, 2016
6 to 7:30 PM
PSU Smith Center Room 328

Speaker and Special Educational Presentation: Amanda Aguilar Shank of Enlace
"Private Prison Divestment"
Amanda is with Enlace Portland. Nationally, Enlace has taken the lead in the campaign for divestment from Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is the bank with the largest holdings and ties to the for-profit private prison industry. Learn about their divestment campaign. Lift up their great work here in Portland in coalition building that so powerfully won the support of the Socially Responsible Investment Comm. to recommend that the City divest from Wells Fargo. They are wonderful allies and we strongly support their campaign to divest from the for-profit private prison industry.

Business Meeting

OFP planning for March as "Caterpillar Awareness Month"
Very brief updates on: SRI Meeting of 2/22, Mayoral race, past and upcoming meetings with City Council members
Steering Committee updates
Committees of OFP: Brief report backs and plan for next committee meeting dates
Research Committee
Communications Committee
Outreach Committee


March 1 - Stop Killing Us: A Call to End Racism

Tuesday 7pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204

Gathering in Pioneer Square Tuesday Night March 1st at 7pm for a candle light vigil in honor of those being murdered in our country under State Sanctioned Discrimination! America is tolerating the hate filled rhetoric of presidential candidates ... that is terror!! America is tolerant of the murder of black youth and children of color who die from hunger and poverty... That is Terror! America is doing nothing to address the countless murders by law enforcement of disproportionate numbers of poor Americans and People of Color!!! It's Too Much!!! We have to come together as a Community!! Bring Candles and Spend One Hour in Common Unity with people who care!! Let's intersect our movements against poverty and stop the TERROR in Out Country!! We Are Not SAFE!


March 3 - A Workshop Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Reform

Anarres Infoshop & Community Space 7pm
7101 N Lombard St, Portland, Oregon 97203

This workshop is hosted by members of Bloomington ABC who are currently on a speaking tour of the Northwest

With increased public discussion of mass incarceration, politicians on both sides are beginning to speak of prison reform. Caught within the logic of state power, however, these reforms take the form of new, diffuse forms of imprisonment and policing.

Against both mass incarceration and reform, we will elaborate upon a practice of solidarity with prisoners and struggle against prison. Taking inspiration from struggles internationally and ongoing prison rebellion in the United States, we will discuss what a practice of revolutionary solidarity looks like, how it differs from both reform and abolition, and what possibilities lie ahead for anti-prison struggle in the United States.


March 3 - Portland Town Hall on Fair Schedules for All Workers

Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO)
700 N Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217

Across Portland, workers cannot predict their hours or pay from day to day, to make time for schooling, or to care for children or family because of unfair work scheduling practices. Join the Oregon Working Families Party and the Oregon Fair Workweek Coalition for a discussion with City Commissioner Steve Novick. The Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod, from the Ainsworth United Church of Christ will open the conversation. Come to learn about the impacts of unpredictable scheduling on workers and families, and to discuss options for creating stable jobs for all Portlanders.

Childcare and translation provided. Please contact Hannah Taube at 503-736-2550 or email at  htaube@workingfamilies.org for accommodations.


March 4 - Racial Disparities in Multnomah County Jail Systems

African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.4 million incarcerated population. At NAACP's 106th National Convention, President Obama noted that today's criminal justice system "remains particularly skewed by race and by wealth, and has adverse ripple effects on our country's families and communities." To say we have reached a crisis in America would be an understatement. When we hone in locally, it's clear this is not solely a federal issue.

A recent study by the MacArthur Foundation found that "for every 1,000 Black Adults in Multnomah County, there are 9.2 Black Adults in jail, compared to there White counterparts at 1.5 adult white males in jail for every 1,000 White Adults."

Please join us to hear from leaders of the Local Public Safety and Coordinating Council (LPSCC) and members of our judicial system together to speak to not only to the disparities revealed in the report, but also potential local solutions to address each decision point in our county's overall criminal justice system.

Friday, Mar. 4, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30)
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR


March 5 - Counter Protest Bundy Terrorists

Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
1000 SW 3rd Ave Ste 301, Portland, Oregon 97204

Report Courthouse
(503) 326-8003

Supporters of the Bundy's militia takeover of Native sacred sites and public lands who want to take our National Parks, National Forests and other Public Lands for the personal gain of themselves and their corporate backers are planning a rally for their bad ideas in our town!!

Event meetup will meet across the street from the Federal Court House on 3rd Ave (Lownsdale Square).

Let's fill these parks with thousands of folks who love our parks and want to keep them public!!


March 9 - Housing is a Human Right: Fight the Sweeps

If you weren't able to make it to our last training we are hosting another one in SE Portland. Hope you can make it!

Houseless people and low income tenants are frontline communities bearing the brunt of the skyrocketing drive for profit in the Portland housing market. Harassed by the police and slumlords, these communities are organizing resistance and YOU can help.

Right 2 Surivive, Portland Tenants United, and Portland Rising Tide are forming a Rapid Response Network to support people when they or their homes are under attack. When we learn to mobilize and can respond to this harrasment we will show the world what solidarity looks like.

TEXT @sweep911 to 23559 to join the network and recieve text message updates about where the most recent sweeps and evictions are going on and how you can support.

JOIN/ATTEND the new RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK Training and learn:










6401 SE Foster Rd


March 12 - Student Debtor's Assembly 3:30pm

Come join Strike Debt Portland
for a Debtors Assembly March 12th
6805 N Macrum Ave. 3:30 to 5:30pm
for a potluck style and sharing of our debt stories.

Strike Debt Portland is in solidarity with the national movement Strike Debt, striving to abolish all forms of illegitimate debt. Strike Debt Portland has been organizing Debtors Assemblies for over two years. At these public gatherings we invite all peoples to share their debt experiences. Debt is something in our culture that gears individuals to feel isolation and stress. At Debtors Assemblies we hear about others' pressures from creditors and find none of us are in this alone. Sharing our stories empowers us to resolve the stigma of debt burdens; hence the Strike debt slogan "you are not a Loan."
If you have debt, or have managed to stay out of debt, come tell us on March 12th! We will introduce Strike Debt Portland at 3:30pm then open the floor for debtors to share their stories. Bring some food if you will for this potluck in a fellow debtors' backyard. We hope this event inspires you to have your own Assemblies!

Join our Facebook Group called Strike Debt Portland

March 12 - Feminist BYOB Meetup at In Other Words

MARCH 12 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Brunch) Feminist Meet Up and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:30pm at In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth St Portland OR 97211
bring a snack for yourself or bring some to share- Eat, drink, and dismantle patriarchy with fellow feminists!

This Portland Feminist Meet-up discussion group is a free-form, friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. Got a discussion topic discussion? Join the facebook group (link below) and suggest it in the facebook event for this month's gathering!

Please come prepared to make a donation to In Other Words for allowing us use of their space or donate online at inotherwords.org/support-us


March 13 - Tits and Sass Five Year Anniversary Party at In Other Words

MARCH 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Tits and Sass co-founders Catherine Plato, Charlotte Shane, and Susan Shepardówith special guest, prolific and beloved regular contributor Elle Stangerófor an evening of reading, mingling, and question-answering at Portland's fabled feminist bookstore, In Other Words. Launched in early 2011, Tits and Sass is a witty website created for sex workers, by sex workers, and developed in the spirit of talking shop and sharing tips while laboring in a highly stigmatized and often criminalized environment. Please join us to celebrate five years of this indispensable, volunteer-fueled resource earning its esteemed place in the hearts and browsers of English-speaking sex workers around the world.
Donations for Tits and Sass will be accepted but attendance is free! Copies of Charlotte Shane's sex work memoirs Prostitute Laundry and N.B., as well as the Elle Stanger-edited anthology, Strange Tames: Tales From American Strippers, will be available for sale and signings


March 18 - No More Wars in Iraq and Libya 5pm

"No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya"
Friday, March 18, 2016
5:00 PM
Expanded PPRC Friday Rally and March (750 weeks later)
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway

March 19 will mark 13 years since the US invasion of Iraq and 5 years since the US bombing of Libya. Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) and other groups will hold a rally and march on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Pioneer Courthouse Square (SE Yamhill and Broadway) marking these two anniversaries while protesting the ongoing policies toward the two countries. The event's title is its purpose: "No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya." The war in Iraq has re-ignited under the guise of fighting ISIS as the US continues to send advisors and special forces, with troops numbering 4450 in early February (Military.com, February 3).*-1 The US has been shopping around the idea of new military intervention in Libya, also because of the presence of ISIS, prompting Glenn Greenwald to write "one of the few benefits of the NATO bombing of Libya will [come back] to the... machine of Endless Militarism: It provided a pretext for another new war" (The Intercept, January 27).*-2

It so happens that March 18 also marks 750 weeks since PPRC began its weekly Friday rally in Pioneer Square, shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan, making this the 751st continuous weekly protest. The protests have also focused on the continued US military actions in Pakistan, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, as well as other foreign and domestic policies.

A flyer for the March 18 event can be found at < http://www.pjw.info/iraq_13yl_flyer.pdf>.

The event is cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Occupation-Free Portland and others. For more information contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 or  iraq@pjw.info.

*1- link to m.military.com
*2- https://theintercept.com/2016/01/27/the-u-s-intervention-in-libya-was-such-a-smashing-success-that-a-sequel-is-coming/

March 20 - Veteran's for Peace Benefit 7pm

S O L D I E R ' S H E A R T ,
W A R R I O R ' S S O U L :

Album Release Party -
A benefit for Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 and Iraq Veterans Against War

S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 0 , 7 - 9 P M

POSTER LINK:  http://www.vfpchapter72.org/?attachment_id=683
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/884175711696976/

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If you are a veteran or an artist interested
in performing music or spoken word at
this event, email  becky.pdx@gmail.com.

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JACOB DAVID GEORGE was a three-tour Special Ops Veteran of the US war in Afghanistan. He was also a talented musician, and the songs he wrote spoke to his life and helped him and other vets confront the "moral injury" of their experience, and their role using military might to replace indigenous cultures, which is how he came to see his military service. After returning home, Jacob did his best to heal from the wounds of war, but like many others (veteran suicides number 22 every day), he eventually took his own life. Upon his passing, friends devoted great energy to lifting up his life and art, and this memorial project is one result of their efforts. A collaboration of written word, spoken word and songs contributed by Jacob's friends, family, and antiwar community, the 3-LP vinyl release features 29 tracks from 25 artists, including unreleased tracks by Jacob George, as well as a 60-page booklet featuring poetry, articles, and artwork by 15 authors and artists, and many photographs of Jacob and his community.

Two of the tribute albums (3-album set on vinyl) and one CD of Jacob's original album, Soldier's Heart, will be auctioned off at this Portland release party. Tickets are $15 at the door and reservations can be made via Artichoke Music at503.232.8845. Proceeds from this show will be split between VFP and IVAW.

VETERANS FOR PEACE is dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.
IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR works to build a service-member and veteran led movement that ends militarism through transformation of veterans, military culture and American society.



ABOUT VETERANS FOR PEACE:  http://vfpchapter72.org (local chapter) /  http://veteransforpeace.org (national organization)


ABOUT JACOB DAVID GEORGE:  http://www.jacobdavidgeorge.org


May 3 - PDX Mayoral Debate on the Environment

PDX Mayoral Debate on the Environment: Regaining our Edge
Thursday, May 3rd. 6:30pm-8pm. Doors Open at 6pm.
Benson Polytechnic High School Auditorium (546 NE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97232)

The Portland Mayoral candidates are set to debate on the environment. It's important we have a powerful show of force in the audience so our candidates know that sustainability and climate justice are a priority of their future constituents.




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)
Tuesdays and Fridays, 2 - 4 PM, east end of the Burnside Bridge Get active in opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership by holding signs/banners to raise awareness of the Trans Pacific Partnership. More info from David Delk/Alliance for Democracy 503.232.5495
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm SW 5th & Hall, Beaverton. Washington County Peace Vigil (ongoing since 2005)
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)


1st Tuesday of Every Month East Side Democratic Club Noon - 2pm Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott St, Portland OR
2nd Tuesday of Every Month Veterans For Peace Monthly Meeting 7p-9p First Unitarian Church 1011 SW12th Ave. (Buchan Bldg, lower level)
2nd Tuesday of Every Month Oregon Progressive Party Meeting 411 SW 2nd Ave #200 Portland 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Oregon Progressive Party.
2nd Mondays of the Month Iraq Working Group Monthly Meeting 7pm at the offices of Peace and Justice Works Office 28th & Stark
2nd Saturday of Every Month WILPF Portland Monthly Business Meeting 1p - 3p First Unitarian Church, room B310; enter from 12th Avenue through midblock breezeway. Come early between 12 and 1 for a brown bag lunch and conversation.
2nd and 4th Saturdays of Every Month Peace Park Work Party 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. southeast end of Steel Bridge at NE Interstate and Oregon Ave. Contact Becky or Malcolm for more information  becky.pdx@gmail.com or  malchaddock@gmail.com

And on the 12th day of every month: Keatin Otis Vigil 6pm NE 6th and NE Halsey - Keaton Otis was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police over five years ago, May 12, 2010. The police admitted they stopped him for "looking like a gangster." They shot him 23 times after tazing him while he sat in the driver's seat. Later police said Keaton had a gun, but have yet to produce it. Keaton's father Fred Bryant held a monthly vigil on the 12th of every month since his son's murder on the spot where Keaton's life was taken. Fred Bryant did this for over three years, fighting for justice for his son, every single month in the rain, the dark, the heat, the snow. Fred Bryant passed away October 29, 2013. His family and community have committed to continuing the vigils every month on the 12th, until justice is achieved for Keaton, for Fred, for our whole community. Please join that struggle this month and help to spread the word. #BlackLivesMatter #Every28Hours FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Keaton-Otis/127054844033835?ref=ts&fref=ts


"25 Years Working for Peace in Iraq" next week on the Video Bus

January 16, 2016 marked exactly 25 years since the start of the "Gulf War," when the US launched its first of three wars on the country of Iraq. On Friday Jan. 15, about 25 people attended the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday rally to remember the bombing and call for peace. The only media coverage of this event was by Flying Focus Video Collective. Significantly, Flying Focus got its start by creating videos during that war as part of the Coalition Against US Military Intervention in the Middle East.

This program includes interviews with numerous people at the rally including key organizer (and FFVC producer) Dan Handelman of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, a member of CAUMSIME's steering committee (that group dissolved in 1992), and various folks attending. The opening segment includes images from the course of the 25 years of protests against the ongoing US policies doing damage to Iraq (including an image of the article about Flying Focus' first incarnation we noted earlier this month* and clips from the opening credits of our first series).

This show was co-produced by Barb Greene and Dan, with the coverage at the rally by field coordinator PC Peri and John Pacheco.

*- http://flyingfocus.org/images/ffvc25yl/ffvc25yl.jpg

"25 Years Working for Peace in Iraq" plays back at the following times:

Tuesday, March 1 (late night Monday February 29) at 12:30 AM
on Comcast Channel 22
Wednesday, March 2 at 11 PM on Channel 23/323 Comcast and
Friday, March 4 at 9:30 PM on Channel 11, Cable Access Network,

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