Rally, march, and teach-in to mark anniversaries of 2001 Afghan invasion and Occupy Portland
Momentum is building for two days of action protesting the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and marking one year since the start of Occupy Portland on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
Under the banner title "Occupy Portland, not Afghanistan," at least 50 organizations including AFSC are now supporting the events. A Saturday march and rally will begin in Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon Street) and the Sunday workshops will be held at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus (N. Albina and Killingsworth).
The organizers of the event have broadly laid out these political platform points to further explain the theme:
- Money for Jobs, Education, Health Care, Housing, and the Environment--Not War
- End the Wars and Occupations--No Nukes, No Drones
- Main Street, Not Wall Street--Power to the People
- Restore Constitutional Rights
Visit the Facebook event for more details.