Veterans For Peace Armistice Day Commemoration, Tuesday - November 11th

Tuesday, November 11
Armistice Day Commemoration
10:30 am

Please join us in Portland's Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th) and bring a bell if you have one. At 11 o'clock we will circle around and ring bells together -- 11 chimes -- to celebrate the end of one of the bloodiest wars in history, and to call for cessation of today's hostilities and for the end of all war.  Cosponsors (to date):      Veterans For Peace Chapter 72,  Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Portland Branch,  -Code Pink Portland, Living Earth, Recruiter Watch, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, St. Luke Lutheran Peace and Justice Group.

Other Veterans for Peace Events

Tuesday, November 11
VFP Monthly Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

First Unitarian Church (Buchan Bldg., lower level)
1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland
Wednesday, November 12
Twilight Café charity initiative
7 p.m – 9 p.m.

Percentage sales and all tips donated to VFP72
1420 SE Powell St., Portland
(thank you Sean Lewis)
Tuesday, November 18
A talk by Reese Erlich:   Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
7:00 p.m.

College of Urban and Public Affairs, Second Floor Gallery
Portland State University
506 SW Mill Street

Foreign Correspondent and investigative reporter Reese Erlich discusses his new book,  Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect., foreword by Noam Chomsky.  Erlich recently returned from northern Iraq where he interviewed displaced Yazidis, peshmerga fighters and US diplomats. He will discuss the growing influence of extremist rebel groups and why the US bombing campaign will hurt both Americans and people of the region. Erlich has covered the Middle East for almost 30 years, reported from Syria five times and visited all its neighboring countries.

Reese Erlich's history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He first worked as a staff writer and research editor for “Ramparts”, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco from 1963 to 1975. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, CBC, ABC (Australia), and Radio Deutsche Welle. He is special correspondent for GlobalPost.  His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations nationwide.
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: Middle East Studies Center, Office of International Affairs, Portland State University in collaboration with World Affairs Council