The War Resisters Support Campaign and Veterans For Peace (Buffalo Chapter) are co-sponsoring an event in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada on October 16th. You will have a chance to meet some of the war resisters who have chosen to go to Canada rather than participate in the illegal occupations. Most of them have been to either Iraq or Afghanistan or both at least once.

Come and spend a few hours with them and their families. Find out who they are and why they made the choices they did.

These are wonderful men and women - the kind of people you would like to have as neighbors, but they can't come to the US to meet you or live in your neighborhood. If they return to the states they will be imprisoned. Find out about the personal and legal struggles they face.

I believe you will leave confused about why these people face prison for refusing to kill innocent people. We would like people to leave this event knowing some resister families and searching for a way to support them and other GI resisters whether they are in Canada, underground in the US, in prison, or where ever they may be. Hopefully we will be inspired to make an even stronger commitment to end the occupations and the ever increasing militarism all around us. -Russell Brown

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We put up this blog so people will have a place to go for information about the event in Ft. Erie on October 16th. We'll organize it in the next few days. We needed to have an address for some newsletter deadlines.

thank you,

If you are planning to attend this event with the war resisters, make sure you have your passport (or enhanced license) in order. If you wait until the last minute, you may not have it in time to celebrate their choice with us.