Now that King George has expanded his Imperialist war in Iraq despite the outspoken opposition of the people of the United States, it is time that Canadian's open their doors to our American friends who are war resisters.
Canada and Canadians have welcomed our American friends who were war resisters and draft dodgers during the Viet Nam war.
Heck we would have even welcomed Bush, Clinton and Tony Snow, but they got deferals.
Temporary Housing for U.S. War Resisters & Conscientious Objectors
EMERGENCY HOUSING APPEAL!!!
Since the news broke that George Bush will be announcing an increased
deployment of 20,000 troops to Iraq, there has been a huge response
within the U.S. military.
The War Resisters Support Campaign has been inundated with requests from
soldiers who are considering coming to Canada.
This is an urgent appeal for housing spots for the new arrivals. If you
have room where you can house a resister for a few days, a few weeks or
longer, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US.
Welcoming a war resister here with the offer of temporary housing is a
concrete way to help put an end to war in Iraq. Anything you can do to
help would be greatly appreciated!
Leave a message at the War Resisters Support Campaign office
| It is more urgent than ever that we send a message to the Canadian government that Canada needs to welcome US men and women who refuse to participate in the illegal and immoral war in Iraq. There are three actions you can take today to help support the war resisters. |
As more troops are asked to return or extend their tours to Iraq and as President Bush has admitted that soon he will send even more, some soldiers have deserted to Canada. NAM Managing Editor Mary Ambrose fnds their official reception has been a little frosty.
War Resisters' International was founded in 1921 under the name "Paco". It was and is based on the WRI declaration:
War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war
War Resisters' International exists to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war. On this basis, WRI works for a world without war.
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