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For immediate release March 11, 2010
Portlanders to Protest 7 Years Since Iraq Invasion with Rally, March and Teach-In
Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:00 Noon
Terry Schrunk Plaza/First Unitarian Church
Rally and teach-in:
Iraq, Seven Years Later: Change US Foreign Policy-Bring All the Troops Home!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
12 noon, rally, Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison, Portland
12:30 PM march to teach-in
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Teach-in (refreshments and literature available)
Main St Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Main, Portland
With the uncertain outcome of the March 7 elections continuing to have the potential to delay the
withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq, Portlanders are gearing up to protest the ongoing
presence of the US military and "contractors" on the anniversary of the 2003 invasion. On
Saturday, March 20, an event titled "Iraq, Seven Years Later: Change US Foreign Policy--Bring All
the Troops Home!" begins with a rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 12 noon (SW 3rd and Madison),
continues with a march through downtown Portland at 12:30 PM, followed by a "teach-in" at First
Unitarian Church from 1:00 to 3:30 PM (SW 12th and Main).
The themes addressed throughout the day will include the expansion of US military presence and
US support for military occupations throughout the Middle East:
End the Occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine
Stop the Expanding Attacks in the Middle East: No Drone Strikes in Pakistan
No War on Iran
US Out of Latin America!
The day's events are being coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and
cosponsored or endorsed by at least 20 other organizations.
Cosponsors include: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland; Portland
Peaceful Response Coalition; Center for Intercultural Organizing; American Iranian Friendship
Council; Women in Black; American Friends Service Committee; International Socialist
Organization; Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER); Metanoia Peace
Community; Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility; Portland Central America Solidarity
Committee (PCASC); Crosstrade Solidarity; War Resisters League-Portland; Americans United for
Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR), and The Peace Project--New Directions for American
Endorsers include Recruiter Watch PDX, Freedom Socialist Party, IUPAT Painters Local 10;
Workers Action, and Portland Jobs with Justice.
For more information: Peace and Justice Works, 503-236-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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