The Portland Peaceful Response Coalition is a volunteer community organization advocating peaceful, nonviolent responses to conflict. PPRC emerged from a community gathering on the evening of September 11, 2001, as people of many local peace and justice organizations came together in anticipation of a violent, unjust and criminally misguided response by the US government to the 9/11 attacks.
PPRC opposes the ethnic profiling of the Arab, Muslim, South Asian and Middle Eastern immigrant populations by the US Justice Department. PPRC opposed the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, and continues to oppose the occupations of those countries by the US Military. In addition, PPRC has taken a strong stand in support of the Global Justice movements, opposing the so-called 'free trade' agreements such as GATT and CAFTA (these are actually investor rights agreements - see Global Trade Watch for background), and more generally in support of workers rights; PPRC is a member of Portland Jobs with Justice.
PPRC is committed to working for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, calling for the withdrawal of Israel's military occupation from the West Bank and Gaza, and for the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state in these territories. For examples of this work, please check out the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. For a broader view of the work and perspectives of the PPRC, please review our past press releases posted in our Press Archive. We are a member and support the work of United for Peace and Justice.
Each Friday at 5:00PM, the PPRC holds a rally and march starting at Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Broadway & SW Yamhill) in downtown Portland. For details, please check out the Friday Rally & March link under the "Actions" listed in the left column of this website. The PPRC holds a general meeting the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. Please call (503) 567-2907 for the location of the next meeting.
"End 25 Years of Killing: US Out of Iraq" - Expanded Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rally and March
Friday, January 15, 2016
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Morrison
Three wars, millions of lives, and 25 years later, the United States continues its military and economic intervention in the country of Iraq.
Join Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) in remembering the date that "Gulf War Part I" began in 1991 with an expanded PPRC Friday Rally on January 15, starting at a special early time, 4:30 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Morrison (tentative location).
more info at: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/pjw
A weekly Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) rally
in which Micheal Meo, who is challenging the Portland Police
on free speech laws and has been warned and threatened
with arrest for publicly speaking with a bull horn in the Square
gives a powerful speech. I speak with now semi-retired Joe
Walsh from "Individuals for Justice" also about the state of
the city. These protesters aim to bring peace to the middle
east and encourage government reform. Come down and
lend your voice! Fridays @ Pioneer Square, 5:00pm
Every Friday at 5:00 PM! - PPRC's Friday Rally and March - Since November 2001 and still going strong!
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yahmhill & Broadway, downtown Portland
PPRC 1/4 Page Friday Rally Leaflets
PPRC 1/4 Page Friday Rally Leaflets (Congress Contacts)
Clip Board Sign-up Sheet
Contact: (503) 344-5078 email@example.com
Please donate to the Friday Rally Legal Defense Fund!
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