Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Be Present" with Occupy Wall Street

In solidarity with the Occupy movement
Buddhist Peace Fellowship will be offering public meditations around the country.

Sunday, October 16, noon to 1 pm
Meditation instruction 
and public meditation
offered by BPF Portland
SW 4th and Main, Portland, Oregon
Occupy Portland
Library Workshop space
Near the soldier's monument






Check back at our facebook page for breaking information:
https://www.facebook.com/bpfportland

revolution begins within



Monday, October 10, 2011

10 Years in Afghanistan

RALLY, MARCH AND FORUM TO MARK
ANNIVERSARY OF 2001 AFGHAN INVASION
October 15, 2011
END THE WARS-Bring Our $$ Home

1 PM RALLY
at Shemanski Park
(South Park Blocks at Salmon)
1:30 PM MARCH
2:30 PM FORUM
at First Unitarian Church (SW 12th and Main)

Speakers at the rally and forum will also address these topics:
--Self Determination for the Middle East
--End Militarism
--Money for Jobs and Health Care
--Protect Human and Civil Rights


The forum speakers will be PSU sociology professor Veronica Dujon, Lewis and Clark College economics professor Martin Hart-Landsberg, and executive director of the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee Shahid Buttar.

Tabling takes place at the forum, and Portland BPF will be there as an endorser.


October 15 has also been picked as a day of national action by the United National Antiwar campaign (http://nepajac.org/oct15page1.htm). The themes of economy and war are reflected by many attending the "Occupy Wall Street" events in Portland and around the nation.

Cosponsors of the Portland event include Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group,Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, the Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church, Alliance for Democracy-Portland Chapter, Metanoia Peace Community, East Timor Action Network/Portland, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, International Socialist Organization , Portland Jobs with JusticeKBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM (media cosponsor), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Tikkun Olam committee of P'nai Or, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR), Augustana Lutheran Church, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, St. Luke Lutheran Peace and Justice Advocacy Group and American Friends Service Committee.

Endorsers include Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Freedom Socialist Party, Women in Black-Portland, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), Portland Alliance (media endorser), No War Drum Corps, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Back 2 the WALL, Street Roots (media endorser), Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Oak Grove Peace Vigil, and Progressive Responses--a program of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC).  ...and Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship.