Tuesday, July 08, 2008
--Corey Glass, Iraq veteran and war resister
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF
COREY GLASS ON JULY 9
In Philadelphia - Wed 9 July, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Speak-out & delegation to Canadian consulate
1650 Market St (1 Liberty Place)
War resisters in Canada and everywhere won a huge victory on June 3, when, due to international campaigning, the Canadian Parliament called on the government to "immediately implement a program to allow conscientious objectors and their immediate family members […] to apply for permanent resident status and remain in Canada; and … the government should immediately cease any removal or deportation actions … against such individuals."
Yet Corey Glass is under imminent threat of deportation. The Canadian and American governments want to set an example to the hundreds of US refuseniks who have taken refuge in Canada, and to prevent their refusal from spreading to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. They could face deployment to Iraq, long-term imprisonment, and punitive discharges, including the forfeit of medical benefits and income, and prejudicing future employment. If forced to serve, they would likely be involved in war crimes.
HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!
(information above was provided by PAYDAY)
posted by CAConrad