Anti-War Rally Planned For March 18 — Biggest One Yet?

I saw a poster a few weeks ago for the anti-war rally planned for March 18. The rally is now being relocated from Pioneer Square to the South Park Blocks to accommodate the expected large crowds.

Organizers seem to have their act together. Events are planned on MySpace and Facebook. From PDX Peace:

We need your help to infect the social networking world and push the peace epidemic past the tipping point! There is an event already set up on and facebook for you to invite friends. Spread the word in your own online social networking circle!

Wow, Howard Zinn is one of the MySpace friends. Wait a sec, it;’s not actually Howard Zinn’s page but an admirer who set up a page in Zinn’s name. Hmmm. Crap, I don’t care. I’m a Zinn admirer, too.

In ant case, I wonder how intense this rally is going to get. It looks like it could be a biggie. Maybe the biggest one yet we have seen in Portland?

6 Comments so far

  1. Lady (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    While I am opposed to continuation of this war, I’m not sure these rallys work anymore. Politicians seem to sniff them aside and local citzens seem to find them annoying.. A more effective approach might be to contact a senator or congress member directly

  2. Norm! (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 7:43 am

    I agree, Lady. I’m burned-out of anti-war protests and there are probably more effective ways to oppose the war.

  3. kevin schollenberger (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    watch “The U.S. vs John Lennon”. Nixon said he didn’t pay attention to the protesters but it turns out he was really stressed out by them. we need to let them know we are watching, and writing or calling your representative in congress won’t get any media coverage. thats all they care about anyway! its not like they work for us anymore

  4. dieselboi (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 6:31 am

    this will just be another opportunity for the gutter punks to break stuff and get arrested. Also, they expect 15,000 people? Yeah, that’s like 1% of the population of Portland Metro area. Not sure that is a good sampling.

  5. Alex Williams (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 7:17 am

    Charming, Dieselboi. I guess you could say the same thing about people showing up for a city council meeting. Geez, they represent such a tiny percentage of the city’s residents. Let’s not listen to them. Oh, and all those civil rights marchers? They represented such a tiny percentage of the people. Yeah, those damn gutter punks. I am sure there will be families there, too. Damn families. Who knows what trouble they will cause.

  6. Pax (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Interestingly enough Earl Blumenauer showed up this year and spoke at the rally.

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