Friday, January 25, 2008
Conscientious objectors and their supporters testified to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Canadian Parliament. On December 6, this committee adopted a motion recommending that the government immediately implement a program to allow war resisters and their families to stay in Canada, and calling for an immediate halt to deportation proceedings in these cases.
On Jan 25-26, building on this victory, actions are being organized across Canada, the United States, and in other countries, to demand that Canada "Let the War Resisters Stay!"
This day of action is sponsored by Refusing To Kill, in association with Global Women's Strike.
"I saw fundamental violations of basic human rights every day or two... and since I never saw one soldier or officer criticized or disciplined for carrying out such violations... I fear, and believe, that what I saw was only the tip of the iceberg in Iraq." -- Joshua Key, fled to Canada in 2005 with his wife Brandi and four children.
--posted by CAConrad