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Peace and Justice Works

promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels since 1992 in Portland, Oregon

See our wish list (at the Portland Copwatch website)
Check out our Items for Sale! (November 2012->)

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NOTE: New email list info 6/15!

Current and Upcoming Events

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:00 PM
"No Boots on the Ground!"
Friday Rally and March w/Portland Peaceful Response Coalition

Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway
Bring worn out boots to tie to PJW's Peace Wagon
as we call for President Obama to keep to his pledge:
No Boots on the Ground in Iraq and Syria!
Endorsers include: Freedom Socialist Party
Sunday, October 11, 2015 1:00 PM
"Call Out for Justice: End the Wars"
Rally and March

Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon St.)
Flyerinfo & more flyerslist of cosponsorsfacebook page*
Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:00 PM
"End These Endless Wars: Aftghanistan 14 Years Later"
Expanded Friday Rally w/Portland Peaceful Response Coalition

Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway
Wednesday, Septmeber 23, 2015, 4:00-6:00 PM
"The US Attack on Syria One Year Later"
Visibility action

East end of the Hawthorne Bridge (SE Hawthorne & Grand)
Sunday, November 8, 2015 12 noon-2:15 PM
Peace and Justice Works Fall Quarterly Meeting
Peace House, 2116 NE 18th at Tillamook
Keep Oregon's Guard Home / War Dollars

NEW! Read about our Sept 2015 renewed efforts to
Keep the National Guard from deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq
(letter signed by 11 individuals and organizations to Gov. Kate Brown)
and the previous efforts of the war dollars home campaign
JULY-2014->: City Council War Dollars Home Campaign:
In late July 2014, numerous local peace and social justice groups
began petitioning Portland City Council to reaffirm its 2012 War Dollars Resolution
by passing a new Council Resolution calling for federal war dollars to be spent on local human needs.
To get involved sign the petition or contact PJW.

Take Action To Stop a New Endless War! (New! 2/12/15)
End Authorizations for Use of Military Force!

Download a letter to send congress
In 2012 PJW celebrated its 20th anniversary!

Download our most recent Fact sheet
End the Re-Invasion of Iraq: 12 Years After the Invasion (March 19, 2015)

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Statements and actions

Monday, May 2 2011
PJW STATEMENT: Bin Laden assassination
is not something to celebrate

Info on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Action
"Iraq for Iraqis Now! U.S. Out /
Five Years of War and Occupation"

Day of action on the fifth anniversary of the invasion

More information   Images of our three 20-foot banners


See an image of the Message to the Iraqi People
low resolution-97KB / high resolution-3 MB
and short quicktime video

from the action held Monday, March 19, 2007 at Terry Schrunk Plaza
T-Shirts with the Message to the Iraqi People available for $14
White only, S, M, L, XL, XXL; send a check or money order with size or
contact PJW for more information

April-May, 2007: Peace and Justice Works and other organizations
worked on Statewide resolutions in Oregon calling for
the troops to come home and to fund human needs:

Check the Campaign to Bring Oregon's Troops Home page for news about
HJM 9 which passed the Oregon House on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, and
Senate Memorial 1 (SM1) which passed the Senate on May 1, 2007.
HJM 9 and the proposed resolution were based on the Portland City Council resolution
adoped unanimously on November 30, 2006.

Download a "Bring all the troops home now" sign to put in your window

Campaign to Bring Oregon's Troops Home - Includes Oregon State resolution info
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Fact Sheets

Our Most Recent Fact Sheet:
NEW! Fact Sheet-March 19, 2015
End the Re-Invasion of Iraq: 12 Years After the Invasion

Fact Sheet-October 7, 2014
END THE AFGHAN WAR * Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria*:
The Invasion of Afghanistan 13 Years Later

Fact Sheet-March 19, 2014
An Occupation by Any Other Name:
Iraq 11 Years After the Invasion
.pdf text

Fact Sheet- October 4, 2013
Afghanistan 12 Years Later:
Bring All the Troops and "Contractors" Home!

(.pdf only )

Fact Sheet-March 19, 2013
Iraq: The Invasion and Occupation 10 Years Later
(.pdf only )

Fact Sheet-March 20, 2012
Casualties of Iraq, Nine Years Later
(.pdf only )

Click here for other PJW fact sheets

ARCHIVES: Click here for less-recent info on PJW

LINKS: Click here for contacts and references page

ONGOING ACTIONS: Ongoing peace actions in the greater Portland area

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About Peace and Justice Works

Peace and Justice Works [PJW], formerly known as Portland Peaceworks,
is an Oregon non- profit corporation whose main purpose is to educate the general public
on important issues including but not limited to: peace, justice, the environment, and human rights.

Organizationally, much of Peace and Justice Works' activities are conducted through Project Groups,
also known as affinity groups. Peace and Justice Works is primarily an umbrella organization
which disseminates information on the tragedy of military interventions and military spending,
builds coalitions among groups whose goals intersect with our own.
(We began as a chapter of the state-wide group Oregon PeaceWorks,
which ceased operations at the end of April, 2013.)
We participate in annual Hiroshima Day commemorations, and
various community activities with other peace and justice organizations.

PJW has helped organize and coordinate multiple major mobilizations for peace
since late 2002 with various other groups seeking to end (and prevent) the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Previously, one of our largest activities was the Peace and Justice Fair, held on
Memorial Day (1992- 1995, 1997, 1999) to remember those who gave their lives in war
by working toward a world without war. The community event involved
the neighborhood surrounding Irving Park as well as activists from all over the region,
musicians, food, children's activities and speakers. Literature from many
groups was distributed to make this an educational event as well as a celebration.

While Project Groups can (by our bylaws) be created or disbanded
from time to time, existing groups at this time are:
(i) Portland Copwatch
(ii) Iraq Affinity Group
(iii) Sarajevo Peace Centre/People's Aid to Former Yugoslavia.
(iv) Pentagon Porkbusters
(v) Portland SOA Watchers

Nothing stated above limits Peace and Justice Works to the project groups listed.
As circumstances develop, we will begin other projects. Our overall mission will remain
to educate the general public on issues including but not limited to peace, justice,
the environment and human rights.

*PJW does not endorse facebook
but recognizes its usefulness as an organizing tool

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page last updated November 3, 2015 (redesigned July 1, 2012)


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