Mirrored from youtuber “Joe Anybody”.
I was just driving by, saw the group, stopped, got out my new megaphone, and expressed myself via the first amendment. Special Note: most of these group meetups are silent vigils and its not usually very welcome for me to show up with a megaphone and I understand that however once in a while, I do feel it is my right and duty to loudly communicate the truths that need to be communicated to a generally unaware and apathetic crowd of rush hour drivers. After all, I’m half Afghan and the land of my ancestors have been strongly affected by the bombings, pillaging, all for a lie as to who caused 9/11/01.
Joe Anybody’s description on his channel:
Tuesday, October 7 will mark 13 years since the devastating US
invasion of Afghanistan. A visibility action at the east end of the Burnside Bridge from 3:30 to 6 PM that day will remind people that the US still has a large presence in Afghanistan despite its promise to withdraw all “combat troops” buy the end of 2014. Of the 10,000 who will remain, roughly 10% will be members of the Oregon National Guard.
The Peace and Justice Works “Tower of Peace” will remind motorists, cyclists and pedestrians heading in three directions about the ongoing effects of US policies in Afghanistan and the “Middle East.”
On August 8th, the US began bombing in Iraq again, in an effort to
“degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. On September 22, US missiles began raining down on Syria as part of that effort. While the President has promised “no boots on the ground,” war is war, by land, sea or air.
Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, cosponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Freedom Socialist Party-Portland, and others.