Mr. President: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

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In Afghanistan Speech, Obama Offers Token Troop Withdrawals While Maintaining the "War on Terror" Mindset (By Phyllis Bennis, AlterNet - Posted on June 22, 2011, Printed on June 28, 2011)

President Obama’s speech tonight violated one of his most important campaign promises: to “end the mind-set that leads to war.”

Afghanistan: How do we end America's longest war? >> Wednesday, June 29th, 7:00PM

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

WHERE: First Unitarian Church, Buchan Building, Room B102, 1226 SW Salmon Street, downtown Portland, Oregon

What is happening on the ground in Afghanistan, and how do we end the longest war in US history?

Join us for an evening with:

Dr. Zaher Wahab, Lewis & Clark professor just returned from training teachers in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh, former Marine and State Department Official who resigned in protest of the war in Afghanistan.

REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES - Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation: Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Speaker:Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

TIME: 1:15 PM
DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2011
PLACE: Room B202/B203 Buchan Bldg., 1st Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon
SW 12th Ave. between SW Salmon and SW Main

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta is a Canadian Jewish Quaker who has just completed a book with the same title as her talk. She spent 7 years in Jerusalem where she participated in anti-occupation work and offered non-violence training workshops. She has just returned from Israel/Palestine and will discuss the current situation as well as non-violent action for Palestinian rights. We will have juice, cookies and fruit. Bring a brown bag lunch if you expect to be hungry.

Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality, a free public lecture by Stanford University Professor of Middle East History, Joel Beinin.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

WHEN: Saturday, June 4th, 2011 - 7:30PM
WHERE: Room 271, Cramer Hall (1721 SW Broadway, downtown Portland), Portland State University Campus.

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Please join the newly formed Portland chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace for a special evening with Stanford University Professor of Middle East History, Joel Beinin. The topic for Professor Beinin's talk will be Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality.


(Click on this image to view an interview with Professor Beinin.)

The lecture and discussion to follow, free and open to the general public, will take place at 7:30PM on Saturday, June 4th, in lecture room 271 of Cramer Hall on the Portland State University campus in downtown Portland (1721 SW Broadway). Also co-sponsoring this event are Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies (Portland State University), the Portland Branch WILPF -- Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Portland Code Pink, War Resister League of Portland, Friends of Sabeel - North America, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, and others. For more information, please contact Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland at 503-888-7455.

Kill.

There's room at the top they are telling you still.
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill.
If you want to be like the folks on the hill.
- John Lennon

It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition—except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress “suspects.” In April 2002, the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the most intensive investigation in history, the FBI could say no more than that it “believed” that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, though implemented in the UAE and Germany. What they only believed in April 2002, they obviously didn’t know 8 months earlier, when Washington dismissed tentative offers by the Taliban (how serious, we do not know, because they were instantly dismissed) to extradite bin Laden if they were presented with evidence—which, as we soon learned, Washington didn’t have. Thus Obama was simply lying when he said, in his White House statement, that “we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda.”

May Day 2011 - International Workers Day!

From Cairo to Wisconsin to Portland - STOP THE ATTACKS ON THE WORKING CLASS!

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ARE WORKERS RIGHTS!

Sunday, May 1st
2pm Activist Fair
3pm Rally
4pm MARCH!

South Park Blocks
SW Park & Salmon
downtown Portland, Oregon

We Are All Wisconsin! April 16th Labor Solidarity Action in Portland!

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March and Rally for Jobs and Benefits, No Cuts!
Saturday, April 16 - 12 Noon
Pioneer Courthouse Square - 6th and SW Broadway, downtown Portland.

March 19th, 2011 - Eight Years in Iraq - Nine Years in Afghanistan: How's the War Economy Working for You?*

END THE WARS AND OCCUPATIONS! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
FUND JOBS, HEALTHCARE, HUMAN NEEDS, NOT THE WAR MACHINE!
STAND FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AT HOME AND ABROAD!
TAKE ACTION!

Volunteer for the March 19th action in Portland? Please click >>HERE to go to the Peace and Justice Works website!

Help support new bills to end the war in Afghanistan? Please click >>HERE to go to the Peace Action West site to take action!

To mark the 8th Anniversary of the 2003 United States Invasion of Iraq:

Saturday, March 19, 2011
12:30 PM - music
1:00 PM - Rally
1:30 PM - Peace march
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway & Yamhill, downtown Portland

For more information, and to get your organization involved, please contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.

News Release, March 14, 2011: NEWS CONFERENCE - Jobs not Wars! 10AM, Wed., March 15th.

Cosponsors and endorsers include Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Veterans for Peace - Chapter 72, Iraq Veterans Against the War - Oregon Chapter, War Resisters League of Portland, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Portland Jobs with Justice, Portland Labor for Peace and Justice, Metanoia Peace Community, Jewish Voice for Peace, Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Military Families Speak Out - Oregon, East Timor Action Network / Portland, the No War Drum Corps, pdxjustice Media Productions (media cosponsor), Portland Area Rethinking Schools, KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio (kboo.fm - media cosponsor), Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, Freedom Socialist Party, Northwest Veterans for Peace, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, Women in Black, Sisters of the Road, Living Earth, Augustana Lutheran Church, People's Activist Cafe, Flying Focus Video Collective (media endorser), Shelly's Garden, No War Drum Corps, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Alliance for Democracy - Portland Chapter, and others ...

For the latest, most up-to-date list of co-sponsoring and endorsing organizations and businesses, please click >>HERE!

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