END THE KILLER DRONE WARS! Action Against Extrajudicial Drone Killings! Friday, May 21st!

Click on the above image for more information about the use of drones in the US wars in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

WEEKLY FRIDAY RALLY TELLS US TO "END KILLER DRONE WARS" IN PAKISTAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST Friday, May 21, 2010, 5 PM Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway.

This Friday, May 21, Portland's weekly rally for peace and justice will call upon the United States to "End Killer Drone Wars" in Pakistan and the middle east. The rally, which has been organized by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition every week at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 5:00 PM since November, 2001, will feature short speeches addressing the U.S.' increasing use of unmanned planes to target suspected so-called "terrorists," killing hundreds of civilians and causing Post Traumatic Stress in the people who operate the planes remotely in America. The rally is also to promote a talk by an expert on "robotic warfare" speaking that same night in Portland.

May Day Action! Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Click on the image above to find out more!

March 20: STOP THE WAR! Action to End the Iraq War! Downtown Portland!

Click here to download a flyer for the March 20 action: > > >March 20 Action Flyer

General David Petraeus and General William Westmoreland explain to the US Congress how well the wars are going in Iraq and Vietnam.

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12 Noon to 3:30 PM

Mini-rally and teach-in:

"Iraq, Seven Years Later: Change US Foreign Policy-Bring All the Troops Home!"

Terry Schrunk Plaza (SW 3rd&Madison) to First Unitarian Church (SW 12th & Main).

For more information, visit the Peace & Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group website:

Peace & Justice Works' website

Or call 503-236-3065 to volunteer or to add your organization's name to the list of co-sponsors or endorsers.

The day's events are being coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and is cosponsored or endorsed by over 15 other organizations, including: 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 and War Resisters League-Portland (cosponsors) and IUPAT Painters Local 10; Workers Action (Endorsers).

In Memorium - Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

Click here to listen to Howard Zinn speaking at Reed College on November 20, 1995: > > >You Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train

Howard Zinn's website

Urgent Emergency Relief Needed in Haiti!

Please consider making a generous donation to relief efforts in Haiti today. Below are links to several organizatons doing life-saving emergency aid work ... please give generously!

Zamni Lasante Clinic / Partners in Health

Oxfam America

Haiti Reborn (Quixote Center)

(more groups listed below ...)

Doctors Without Borders


Haiti Emergency Relief Fund or Mail check made out to:

"Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/EBSC" (donations tax deductible)
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
2362 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Gaza March - Rally & Report Back: Saturday, January 9th, 2010, at 12PM NOON!

Gaza Freedom March - Rally & Report Back!

12:00 PM NOON, Saturday, January 9th 2010
Pioneer Courthouse Square
SW Broadway & Yamhill, downtown Portland

Show your solidarity for the people of Gaza who have been suffering a brutal seige for over a year. And hear from Oregon college students who have just returned from the Gaza Freedom March from Egypt to the Israeli border.

Noon-Gather at Pioneer Court House Square
1 pm- March to Portland State University 1:30 pm- Indoor Rally at Portland State University Smith Building #296/298

Urgent Action Alerts from Public Citizen and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation!

Take Action: Ask Your Representatives to Sign Two 'Dear Colleague' Letters on Gaza Blockade!
December 14th, 2009 - Urgent Action from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
To take action, CLICK HERE!.

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Support Real Financial Reform!
December 14th, 2009 - Urgent Action from Public Citzen
To take action, CLICK HERE!.

WEDNESDAY, December 2nd: Action Against Escalation in Afghanistan!

End the US Wars and Occupations! The American People Say NO to Troop Escalations in Afghanistan!

5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Federal Building
SW Madison & SW 3rd, downtown Portland

This Wednesday, December 2nd, one day after the expected official announcement by President Obama that the US will send an additional 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan, local peace and social justice organizations will gather at the Federal Building in downtown Portland to protest the decision to escalate the war and occupation. The demonstration against sending additional US troops will begin at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2nd, at the Federal Building at SW Madison and SW 3rd in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Backing the local call for protesting President Obama's decision are Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Code Pink, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Freedom Socialist Party, International Socialist Organization, Portland War Resisters League, the Military and Draft Counseling Project, Oregon Community of War Tax Resistance, Whitefeather Peace House, Living Earth, Peace Voice, Progressive Democrats of Oregon, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Vancouver for Peace, Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the Peace Action Committee of First Unitarian Church, Linn-Benton Chapter and Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, Veterans for Peace Chapter 132 (Corvallis), Portland Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Military Families Speak Out of Oregon, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Alliance for Democracy (Portland chapter), Lewis & Clark Military Counseling Project and others. To add your organization's name to the call to oppose troop escalations in Afghanistan, please call 503-344-5078 or write to pprc@riseup.net.

Please spread the word, and join us this Wednesday, December 2nd, at 5:00 PM, at the Federal Building at SW Madison & SW 3rd in downtown Portland.

ACTION ON AFGHANISTAN! What you can do to prevent the escalation of the US war and occupation in Afghanistan!

Indepedent scholar, author and activist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about how this week offers a unique opportunity for people in the United States to influence the Obama Administration's decision on whether to escalate the US war and occupation in Afghanistan. Antonia Juhasz spoke at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in San Francisco, Californian, on October 4, 2009. The event, titled "CRISIS AND HOPE IN THE AGE OF OBAMA", also featured Noam Chomsky, Steve Williams and David Bacon. The full program is now available at the pdxjustice Media Productions website.

Contact the White House and Congress ... click HERE!

And to find out more about the war and occupation in Afghanistan, and to get involved in the efforts to find civilian alternatives to ending the war and occupation, please visit the RETHINK AFGHANISTAN website at Rethink Afghanistan..

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