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
Friday, September 3, 2010
IMPORTANT DEADLINE !
The Veterans For Peace and the War Resister Support Campaign will be honoring the veterans who refuse to participate in the killing of innocent people and the illegal occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of the men and women, GI’s who chose to go to Canada, have been to Iraq and/or Afghanistan at least once. They need your support.
If you are planning to attend the “Refusing Orders / Crossing Borders” event in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada on October 16th, it is essential that you act immediately to make sure your passport or ‘enhanced’ license is in order. If you don’t have one - apply immediately - or it won’t be available in time for you to cross the Peace Bridge and join us in Fort Erie on October 16th.
For more info contact Bruce Beyer at 716-854-1659