pioneer courthouse square

Location

SW Yamhill and Broadway
Portland
,
Oregon
97205
,
US

Website

Description

March 19 will mark 13 years since the US invasion of Iraq and 5 years since the US bombing of Libya. Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) will hold a rally and march on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Yamhill and Broadway) marking these two anniversaries while protesting the ongoing policies toward the two countries. The event's title is its purpose: "No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya." The war in Iraq has re-ignited under the guise of fighting ISIS as the US continues to send advisors and special forces, with troops numbering 4450 in early February (Military.com, February 3). The US has been shopping around the idea of new military intervention in Libya, also because of the presence of ISIS, prompting Glenn Greenwald to write "one of the few benefits of the NATO bombing of Libya will [come back] to the... machine of Endless Militarism: It provided a pretext for another new war" (The Intercept, January 27).

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Past Events

Friday
Mar
18
2016
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5-6pm
5-6pm
March 19 will mark 13 years since the US invasion of Iraq and 5 years since the US bombing of Libya. Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) will hold a rally and march on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Yamhill and Broadway) marking these two anniversaries while protesting the ongoing policies toward the two countries. The event's title is its purpose: "No More US Wars in Iraq and Libya." The war in Iraq has re-ignited under the guise of fighting ISIS as the US continues to send advisors and special forces, with troops numbering 4450 in early February (Military.com, February 3). The US has been shopping around the idea of new military intervention in Libya, also because of the presence of ISIS, prompting Glenn Greenwald to write "one of the few benefits of the NATO bombing of Libya will [come back] to the... machine of Endless Militarism: It provided a pretext for another new war" (The Intercept, January 27).