Anti-War Rally Planned For Pioneer Square This Saturday

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Supporters of more than 50 groups plan to turn out this Saturday, March 19 at Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The date marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Saturday’s rally of labor, faith-based, peace and environmental justice organizations will highlight the link between the economic downturn and the ongoing wars in the Middle East, ...   More
Monday, March 14, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Cali Bagby: Embedded Photojournalist in Iraq and Afghanistan

Cali Bagby 2

Cali Bagby plunged into two war zones after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2008, armed with a journalism degree, camera and sense of reporting duty. The 27-year-old Eugene native spent one year as an embedded journalist in Iraq with the Oregon National Guard Medevac Unit based out of Salem and three months in Afghanistan with Marines in the 2nd Platoon, 6th Engineer Support Battalion. Bagby’s ...   More
Saturday, February 12, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

A Grim Reminder This Thanksgiving

The New York Times had a thought-provoking piece this week about a Georgia man who's made it his business to track the casualties among coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. We point out the web site run by Michael White because one of the site's many functions is to enable readers to track fatalities by state. And it's worth remembering this Thanksgiving eve that among the ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 HANK STERN

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq

Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces. Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm near Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. The march is connecting the 43-day U.S. bombing and ground campaign that started Jan. 16, 1991 to ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Another War Anniversary, Another Anti-War Rally

The seventh anniversary of the Iraq War becomes a sad fact this Saturday. Here's how some people who are pissed off about that fact plan to mark that date this March 20 in Portland: What: Rally and March to End the Wars When: Saturday, March 20th 11:00 am at PSU, Noon at Terry Schrunk Plaza Where: Portland State University South Park Blocks Who: PSU March 4th Coalition Why: March 20th ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 HANK STERN

Matt Damon, Stillbourne: Green Zone Reviewed

Paul Greengrass' foray into Iraq movies screened after WW press deadlines, but here's a review. Green Zone WW Critic's Rating: 61 Among his many achievements with The Bourne Ultimatum, director Paul Greengrass managed two remarkable tasks: He made even the most mundane tasks seem exciting, and he delivered a plot that seemed a hell of a lot smarter than it really was, giving the audience ...   More
Friday, March 12, 2010


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