Message to the Iraqi PeoplePortlanders who gathered on Monday March 19, 2007 in the steady rain to show their opposition to US policy sent a giant message to the Iraqi people, exactly 4 years after the US invasion of Iraq. The message, "Peace, Salaam, Shalom, Solh: End the Occupation--Iraq for Iraqis Now"* was held by dozens of volunteers who revealed the message in various choreographed maneuvers using four foot squares of painted cardboard. In addition to media coverage in Portland, the message will be transmitted via numerous websites to ensure the people of Iraq see the sentiment of peace and solidarity.
*Salaam, Shalom, and Solh are Arabic, Hebrew and Persian for Peace.
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Cosponsors and endorsers of Monday March 19
Information on Sunday March 18
Peace and Justice Works
Iraq Affinity Group
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065 (Office)
EVENT: "No More Invasions, No More Wars:
The Message to the Iraqi People will be organized with several dozen volunteers between 6:15 and 6:35 PM and should be visible from the ground and from the air.
The noon demonstration will feature speakers connecting the occupation to the various US foreign and domestic policies reflected in the subthemes of the day's events, such as spending money for human needs, not war, and restoring civil liberties. The evening event will feature representatives from about a dozen ongoing peace actions in the greater Portland area who will talk about their actions to end the war and occupation in Iraq. There will also be music at both events and a handful of literature tables from peace and social justice groups organizing the event.
The subthemes for the Monday, March 19 events are:
--Bring all the troops home now!
For more information contact the PJW Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is cosponsored by KBOO 90.7 FM, Women in Black, Families for Peace, American Iranian Friendship Council, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom/Portland, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Oregonians Against the War, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Metanoia Peace Community, and others. It is endorsed by Northwest Veterans for Peace, Portland Jobs with Justice, East Timor Action Network/Portland, Back 2 the WALL, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Friends of Sabeel-North America, War Resisters League-Portland, No War Drum Corps, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, and others.
Check back here for updates on planned activities for the 19th, cosponsors and endorsers, and other
Page posted January 18, 2007, last updated March 23, 2007
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