Iraq Veterans Against the War Oregon Chapter

"Activism is my rent for living on this planet." -Alice Walker (1944-), African American writer

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you are a service member or veteran opposed to the war in Iraq, join IVAW today!

Site Updates

End of Active Service

The Oregon Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War is on indefinite hiatus.

Life goes on for some of us, for others there is still a struggle.

This line of communication remains open; if you are a veteran or family member of a veteran and you need assistance, you may contact us.

Peace,
IVAW - Oregon

Protest Condoleezza Rice in Portland

Upcoming direct action: Secretary of State Condi Rice is coming to the Portland Convention Center Wednesday, October 19. The protest there, coordinated with Veterans for Peace and other groups, begins at 5:00pm.

Condi Rice was National Security Adviser and Secretary of State under Bush II, and was a key figure in drawing deceptive connections between Saddam Hussein and the events of 9/11. The resulting Iraq war cost, and is still costing, billions of dollars, the lives of uncounted hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and some four thousand American military, and unimaginable destruction.

Coffee Strong's Three Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 5 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Coffee Strong
15109 Union Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

On November 5th of this year, Coffee Strong will have officially been open for a full 3 years. Three years is a big step, especially for a local non profit. Come out and and enjoy some drinks and food and hear some accomplishments that Coffee Strong has made in this last year from staff, volunteers, veterans, and soldiers.

As well as some entertainment ^_^.

PORTLAND ANTIWAR DEMONSTRATION OCTOBER 15

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 1:00pm

10 Years in Afghanistan: End the Wars-Bring Our Money Home

RALLY, MARCH AND FORUM TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF 2001 AFGHAN INVASION

Event to tie the economy to America's ongoing wars

Rally at 1 PM in Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks at Salmon St), and a march at 1:30 PM will bring participants to the First Unitarian Church for a 2:30 PM forum.

Speakers at the rally and forum will address these topics:

--Self Determination for the Middle East?--End Militarism?--Money for Jobs and Health Care?--Protect Human and Civil Rights

Operation: "I Got Mail!"~Care Packages From Vets, For Soldiers

Ongoing Event Ending Nov. 7th, 2011

Coffee Strong
15109 Union Ave. SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498

Coffee Strong and IVAW Chapter 56 Joint Base Lewis-McChord are teaming up to collect items to send in care package to deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with the items listed below, we are also asking for cash donations to cover shipping costs.

Occupy Portland

Occupy Portland is a nonviolent movement for accountability in the United States government.

At 12PM on October 6th, 2011 we will assemble at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 Southwest Naito Parkway in Portland, OR.

We will gather in solidarity with the ongoing protest in New York City, Occupy Wall Street, and the growing number of cities whose people will no longer sit back watching corporate and special interests run their government. We are citizens of the United States, and this country is ours. We will take it back.

Portland - Veterans Stand Down & Job Fair

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9 a.m. til 4 p.m.

Oregon Convention Center