Rallying for War Resisters in Canada

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URGENT ACTION!
by War Resisters in Canada
Today, Thursday November 15, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the appeal by US war resisters:

JOIN THE PROTESTS DEMANDING THAT
the Canadian Government enact a
provision giving refuge to US War Resisters

TORONTO:
Thursday November 15
5:00 P.M.
Federal Court Building
330 University Avenue (just north of Queen St. W., Osgoode subway)

OTTAWA:
Thursday November 15
5:30 P.M.
Human Rights Monument
(corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets, just South of Laurier St).

SUDBURY:
Thursday November 15
5:00 P.M.
In front of Federal Building
Lisgar Street

VANCOUVER:
Thursday November 15
5:30 P.M.
Canada Immigration Offices
300 West Georgia St.
(W. Georgia & Hamilton, Northeast corner of Library Square)

VICTORIA:
Thursday November 15
5:00 P.M.
Immigration Offices
800 block of Government Street (Government & Courtney)

NELSON:
Thursday November 15
5:00 P.M.
White Building (City Hall)
310 Ward Street

PETERBOROUGH:
Thursday November 15
5:30 P.M.
Confederation Park

LONDON:
Thursday, November 15
5:00 P.M.
Federal Building
451 Talbot Street (south of Queens)

CHECK BACK later for other locations...

CALL YOUR MP!

Now that two opposition parties - the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Bloc Québécois - support a provision for asylum for U.S. war resisters, it’s time to put pressure on the opposition Liberals and the minority government of Stephen Harper to “Let them stay!”
 

 
[Canada's third shoe dropped this week - the first two thundering wake-up calls to Canadians still imagining their nation a force for good: revelations of Canadian complicity, at the highest levels, in the on-going chamber of horrors masquerading as "correctional" centres in Afghanistan; and, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police graphically getting their man, a confused immigrant in this case, and tasering him to death before a shocked Vancouver airport audience. One of the witnesses filmed the entire incident, (if you haven't seen the state of Canadian justice, check out Youtube, where it's the most watched video in the world tonight.); now, the Supreme  Court has turned away conscientious objector, Jeremy Hinzman, opening the way for his extradition to America to face desertion charges.
 
The growing war resister campaign plans to mount protests across the country to elicit public support.
 
Details below, and the Toronto Star coverage of today's ruling. - lex]
 
 
 

Jeremy Hinzman was a U.S. soldier in the elite infantry division, the 82nd Airborne. He served in Afghanistan in a non-combat position after having applied for conscientious objector status.   After being refused CO status and returning to America, he learned that they would be deployed to Iraq.
 
Hinzman did not believe the stated reasons for the Iraq war. In January 2004 he drove to Canada to seek asylum. He is currently living in Toronto with his wife Nga Nguyen and son Liam. His refugee claim was turned down in March 2005 by the Immigration and Refugee Board. This decision was upheld by the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Jeremy is now seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 

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