Eight Years in Iraq -- Nine Years in Afghanistan:
How is the War Economy Working for You?

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    For immediate release        March 11, 2011

                       Contact: Dan Handelman, Peace and Justice Works 503-236-3065

    March 19, 2011 event to tie the economy to America's ongoing wars

    At least sixty local organizations are coming together to coordinate a march and rally to mark the 8th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, tying the nation's failing economy to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. "Eight Years in Iraq -- Nine Years in Afghanistan: How is the War Economy Working for You?" will take place Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW 6th and Yamhill) in Portland, OR and feature music, speakers, and a march through downtown. The rally is set to begin at 1:00 PM with the march at 1:30 PM; music will begin at 12:30 PM.

    Topics to be covered by the event include:
    --End the Wars and Occupations--Bring the Troops Home Now
    --Fund Jobs, Healthcare and Human Needs, Not the War Machine
    --Stand for Civil Rights at Home and Abroad
    --Take Action!

    The event will address the connections between the people's uprisings in the Middle East and the American Mid-West, and the United States' policies that contribute to the dissatisfaction of so many around the globe.

    Organizations supporting the event include peace, social justice, labor, faith, environmental and human rights groups, as well as local area businesses.

    Cosponsors include Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Iraq Veterans Against the War-Oregon, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Iraq Veterans Against the War-Oregon Chapter, Portland Labor for Peace and Justice, the Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild., Peace Action Group - First Unitarian Church Portland, Military Families Speak Out-Oregon, War Resisters League-Portland, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Alliance for Democracy - Portland Chapter, East Timor Action Network/Portland, pdxjustice Media Productions, KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio (www.kboo.fm), Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, Living Earth, Augustana Lutheran Church, People's Activist Cafe, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland Branch, Families for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Casa De Las Palomas/FVTV Vancouver Public Access, and others.

    Endorsers include Portland Jobs with Justice, Freedom Socialist Party, Metanoia Peace Community-United Methodist Church, Northwest Veterans for Peace, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, Women in Black, No War Drum Corps, International Socialist Organization, Sisters of the Road, Jewish Voice for Peace, Flying Focus Video Collective (media endorser), Shelly's Garden, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Back 2 the Wall, Recruiter Watch PDX, Mirador, Five Star Cleaners, Al-Nakba Awareness Project, Community Alliance of Lane County, Progressive Democrats of America, Oregon Progressive Party, Las Lomas Project (Portland), Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), Friends of Sabeel-North America, Vancouver For Peace, Tom Dwyer Automotive Services, RevComm 2011 w/Cindy Sheehan, Central Oregon Peace Network, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Multnomah Meeting of Friends (Quakers), Portland Green Party, Tikkun Olam Committee of P'nai Or, Community Alliance of Tenants, Street Roots (media endorser), Buddhist Peace Fellowship-Portland, Social Welfare Action Alliance - Portland Chapter, American Iranian Friendship Council, and others.

    For more information or for your organization to get involved, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.
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    Page posted January 15, 2011, updated March 18, 2011