This Saturday, a peace demonstration is planned for the South Park Blocks in Portland. Here's the information:
March 15 World Without War: A Day of Resistance and HopeStop the War,
Bring the Troops Home Now!
South Park Blocks, Portland
March 15th, 2008
PDX Peace coalition is hosting an all-day event with an action camp, march and rally, and more opportunities for Portland to explore what we can do to end this war and prevent the next one. Can you help build a World Without War? Spread the word! New posters, flyers, handbills, stickers and buttons are now available! Download flyers or find pick-up location.
Speakers at the 2:00 PM rally include:
- Zahra Sultan, Iraqi Social Worker, director of Saverefugees.org
- Sean Lewis, First Gulf War Veteran, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
- Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first Commissioned Officer to refuse deployment to Iraq
- Andrea Cano, Executive Director, Oregon Farm Worker Ministry
- Youth organizers Terell Wilson, freshman at Madison H.S. and Lizo Wallace, United Voices Youth Program
- Barbara Dudley, Professor in the Hatfield School of Government, former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
- Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO
This is the sixth such annual demonstration, including the demonstration that occurred 2 days before the commencement of the invasion, on March 15, 2003.
previous post. But, at the very least, they do serve to remind those of us who hate this war that we are not alone.
Well, they heard us. And they chose to ignore us.
But now, after 5 long, hellish years of war, upwards of $2 trillion, nearly 4000 American and God-knows-how-many Iraqi dead, the scales have fallen from the eyes of even the most ignorant or dogmatic of Americans.
shame for themselves and hatred for their smarter countrymen --even war supporters no longer believe the Bush administration's claptrap about "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here." (I base this contention solely on my own interactions with war supporters, so take it for what it's worth.)
know will be there. It's the right thing to do.