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Peace and Justice Works

promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels since 1992 in Portland, Oregon

See our wish list (at the Portland Copwatch website)
Check out our Items for Sale! (November 2012->)

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NOTE: New email list info 6/15!

Current and Upcoming Events

[Iraq 16 Years Later flyer] Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM
"War of Lies: Why Are US Troops Still in Iraq?"

East end of the Burnside Bridge (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at Burnside)
Visibility action marking 16 years since the US Invasion
More infoFlyerFact Sheet
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12 noon-2:15 PM
Peace and Justice Works Annual Meeting

Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th
Vegetarian potluck 12-12:30, meeting 12:30-2:15

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Inside Gaza: An Evening with Dr. Clyde Farris

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland
Dr. Farris, an orthopedic surgeon from West Linn, recently returned from a trip to Gaza, and will describe the type of injuries he saw in "the largest open-air prison on Earth."
Sponsored by the Portland Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, cosponsored by the PJW Iraq Affinity Group and others.

More info
[Guantanamo 17 Years Later flyer] Friday, January 11, 2019 4:30-6:00 PM
"Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame"

SW Yamhill and Broadway, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
Visibility action, rally and march
Expanded PPRC Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
More infoFlyerFact Sheet
[Kathy Kelly 2018 flyer] Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM
"Afghanistan, Iraq, & Yemen: Finding Hope
in Countries Devastated by U.S. Policy"

an evening with Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence,
author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium
PCC Cascade 705 N Killingsworth (on Albina)
Event cosponsored by Associated Students of Portland Community College
and Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
Download a flyer
More info Facebook *
PJW contacts Congress about War on Yemen (January 2018-May 2018)
Read PJW's letter about the war and congressional responses
posted 6/1/18
[JTTF Forum]

On November 8, 2017, a letter signed by 23 organizations and a prominent Portland area survivor of unwarranted spying was presented to Portland City Council asking to get the Portland Police out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
(letter last updated 2/13/19, with 47 local groups, 2 national groups and a local attorney)

Keep Oregon's Guard Home / War Dollars

NEW! Read about our October 2017 efforts to Keep the National Guard from deployment to Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.
(letter signed by 18 organizations and a military family to Governor Kate Brown).
Also see previous efforts of the war dollars home campaign
JULY-2014->: City Council War Dollars Home Campaign:
In late July 2014, numerous local peace and social justice groups
began petitioning Portland City Council to reaffirm its 2012 War Dollars Resolution
by passing a new Council Resolution calling for federal war dollars to be spent on local human needs.
To get involved sign the petition or contact PJW.

[No Boots/ No Bombs flyer]
Dec 2015->: Download and post "No Boots/No Bombs" poster
This poster was created by the PJW Iraq Affinity Group to refute the calls for "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria, and to be clear that saying we don't want troops engaging in combat also means no drones or aircraft dropping bombs.
Download it, print it, and post it!

Take Action To Stop a New Endless War! (2/12/15)
End Authorizations for Use of Military Force!

Download a letter to send congress
In 2017 PJW celebrated its 25th anniversary!

Download our most recent Fact Sheet
Iraq 15 Years Later: Forever War? (March 16, 2018)

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Statements and actions

Monday, May 2 2011
PJW STATEMENT: Bin Laden assassination
is not something to celebrate

Info on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Action
"Iraq for Iraqis Now! U.S. Out /
Five Years of War and Occupation"

Day of action on the fifth anniversary of the invasion

More information   Images of our three 20-foot banners


See an image of the Message to the Iraqi People
low resolution-97KB / high resolution-3 MB
and short quicktime video

from the action held Monday, March 19, 2007 at Terry Schrunk Plaza
T-Shirts with the Message to the Iraqi People available for $14
White only, S, M, L, XL, XXL; send a check or money order with size or
contact PJW for more information

April-May, 2007: Peace and Justice Works and other organizations
worked on Statewide resolutions in Oregon calling for
the troops to come home and to fund human needs:

Check the Campaign to Bring Oregon's Troops Home page for news about
HJM 9 which passed the Oregon House on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, and
Senate Memorial 1 (SM1) which passed the Senate on May 1, 2007.
HJM 9 and the proposed resolution were based on the Portland City Council resolution
adoped unanimously on November 30, 2006.

Download a "Bring all the troops home now" sign to put in your window

Campaign to Bring Oregon's Troops Home - Includes Oregon State resolution info
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Fact Sheets

Our Most Recent Fact Sheet:

Fact Sheet-March 16, 2018
Iraq 15 Years Later: Forever War?

Other Fact Sheets:

Fact Sheet-September 23, 2017
Opposing America's Ongoing Wars

Fact Sheet-March 17, 2017
The Quagmire Continues: 14 Years in Iraq

Fact Sheet-March 18, 2016
No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya

Fact Sheet-January 15, 2016
Iraq, Twenty-Five Years Later: End the Killing-- US Out!

Click here for other PJW fact sheets

ARCHIVES: Click here for less-recent info on PJW

LINKS: Click here for contacts and references page

ONGOING ACTIONS: Ongoing peace actions in the greater Portland area

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About Peace and Justice Works

Peace and Justice Works [PJW], formerly known as Portland Peaceworks,
is an Oregon non- profit corporation whose main purpose is to educate the general public
on important issues including but not limited to: peace, justice, the environment, and human rights.

Organizationally, much of Peace and Justice Works' activities are conducted through Project Groups,
also known as affinity groups. Peace and Justice Works is primarily an umbrella organization
which disseminates information on the tragedy of military interventions and military spending,
builds coalitions among groups whose goals intersect with our own.
(We began as a chapter of the state-wide group Oregon PeaceWorks,
which ceased operations at the end of April, 2013.)
We participate in annual Hiroshima Day commemorations, and
various community activities with other peace and justice organizations.

PJW has helped organize and coordinate multiple major mobilizations for peace
since late 2002 with various other groups seeking to end (and prevent) the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Previously, one of our largest activities was the Peace and Justice Fair, held on
Memorial Day (1992- 1995, 1997, 1999) to remember those who gave their lives in war
by working toward a world without war. The community event involved
the neighborhood surrounding Irving Park as well as activists from all over the region,
musicians, food, children's activities and speakers. Literature from many
groups was distributed to make this an educational event as well as a celebration.

While Project Groups can (by our bylaws) be created or disbanded
from time to time, existing groups at this time are:
(i) Portland Copwatch
(ii) Iraq Affinity Group
(iii) Sarajevo Peace Centre/People's Aid to Former Yugoslavia.
(iv) Pentagon Porkbusters
(v) Portland SOA Watchers

Nothing stated above limits Peace and Justice Works to the project groups listed.
As circumstances develop, we will begin other projects. Our overall mission will remain
to educate the general public on issues including but not limited to peace, justice,
the environment and human rights.

*PJW does not endorse facebook
but recognizes its usefulness as an organizing tool

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page last updated March 19, 2019 (redesigned July 1, 2012)


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