Archive for 'War Resisters'
Washington Post: US soldier forced to leave and arrested at border after losing her fight to remain in Canada
A U.S. soldier who fled to Canada to avoid the war in Iraq has been arrested and detained at the U.S. border after losing her deportation case. Kimberly Rivera, who lived in Canada for five years with her husband and four children, was issued a deportation order last month and given until Sept. 20 to [...]
U.S. War Resister Kimberly Rivera and her four children and husband have been asked to leave Canada by September 20th. There are 2 days of action planned for people across the country to show their support for Kim and her family. On Friday, September 14 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., people will be petitioning and [...]
Thousands gathered to protest the NATO summit in Chicago. Afghan/Iraq War Vets also protested. “I don’t want any part of it anymore. I choose human life over war, militarism and imperialism,” said one man.
Still, Michelle Robidoux of the War Resisters Support Campaign said the directive smacked of politics. “Why create this new, high-profile contentious case pool for military resisters?” she asked. “To me it’s an ideological thing. It not based on need because there is already a process in place for screen out people who are criminally inadmissible.”
” The Federal Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Tuesday that a Canadian immigration official failed to consider the hardships of high-profile American deserter Jeremy Hinzman when she denied him permanent residence in Canada. The court said the official’s June 2009 rejection of Hinzman’s permanent residence application was “significantly flawed” because the officer did not take [...]
We have exciting news! On May 25, Parliament will begin the second reading of Bill C-440, in support of U.S. war resisters in Canada. If passed, C-440 will give the weight of law to the two motions already passed by the House of Commons in support of U.S. Iraq War resisters. The bill will not [...]
Youtube video: Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic salutes U.S. Iraq War resisters in Canada on 7th Anniversary of invasion
The Fredericton Peace Coalition and the War Resisters Support Campaign are co-sponsoring a public forum in support of Bill C-440, the private member’s bill calling on the government to allow US war resisters to stay in Canada. Similar events are being organized across Canada to build public support for the bill. Please join us for [...]
Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7pm Conserver House, 180 St. John St., Fredericton. Film screening featuring U.S. Iraq war resisters in Canada. Despite two majority votes of the Canadian parliament and clear support from the majority of the Canadian populace, the Harper Conservative government continues to deny safe haven to US war resisters who are refusing [...]
Canadian supporters’ message to U.S. Iraq war resister Cliff Cornell on release from military prison
VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk8fSHDHKZA A former U.S. soldier, Cliff was deported by the Harper government, court martialled and sentenced to 1 year in a military prison for saying no to the war in Iraq, speaking out in the press, and coming to Canada. Today, January 16, Cliff is being released one month early because of the [...]