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

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For immediate release           March 6, 2008

"Iraq for Iraqis Now! U.S. Out
Five Years of War and Occupation"
Day of action on the fifth anniversary of the invasion
Wednesday, March 19, 2008       11 AM-2 PM and 4- 6 PM
Terry Schrunk Plaza (11-11:45) __ World Trade Center (12-12:45)
Old Federal Courthouse (1-2) __ Evening action at Terry Schrunk (4-6).

The Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group has planned a series of actions on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Titled "Iraq for Iraqis Now! U.S. Out / Five Years of War and Occupation" the actions begin at 11 AM at Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison, moving to the World Trade Center, SW 1st and Salmon, at Noon and the Old Federal Courthouse, SW Broadway and Main, at 1 PM. The action picks up again from 4-6 PM at Terry Schrunk, where protestors will gather to remind rush hour commuters that the destruction of Iraq, which really began over 17 years ago in 1990, continues due to U.S. policies.

In addition to their high visibility downtown, each site also houses the offices of a federal elected official from Oregon--Senators Smith and Wyden, and Representative Wu.

For more information, to get involved, or if your organization wishes to cosponsor the day's events, contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 or; a flyer for the event can be found at

This event has been cosponsored by Families for Peace, Code Pink Portland, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, and others; endorsed by NW Veterans for Peace, the WRL's Military and Draft Counseling Project, Freedom Socialist Party, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition and others; and supported by Yamhill Valley Peacemakers.

PJW will also have a presence at the Saturday March 15 mobilization being organized by numerous community groups.

Information on the "U.S. OUT OF THE 'MIDDLE EAST'" Action Tent
at the March 15 mobilization to Stop the War, Bring the Troops Home Now
Saturday, March 15, 2008, 11 AM-6 PM Action Tent; 2 PM Rally & March:
South Park Blocks, SW Main and Park
Downloadable .pdf flyer

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Page posted February 15, 2008, updated February 27, March 6, and April 10, 2008