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(en) Canada, Strike! #1 (Ontario Edition) - Hell No We Won't Go! U.S. war resisters ride the underground railway to Canada

Date Tue, 28 Jun 2005 09:13:41 +0300


An estimated 100 U.S. soldiers, marines, and sailors
have refused to fight fellow workers in Iraq and
come to Canada. While most are still underground,
fifteen as of this writing have claimed refugee status
and speaking out publicly against the war in Iraq.
According to the Pentagon, an estimated 5,500 U.S.
military personal have deserted since the invasion
of Iraq, the actual number is likely much higher.
A war resisters support campaign is active in
Canada, based in Toronto where the majority of
war resisters live. The campaign consists of war
resisters from both the Iraq and Vietnam era, trade
unionists, peace activists, socialists, and anarchists.
They are fighting to force the government to let all
war resisters stay in Canada without fear of being
returned to the U.S. where they face jail time,
persecution, and a possible death penalty.
As Jeremy Hinzman, formally of the 82nd Airborne,
and the first public war resister in
C a n a d a puts it, "The U.S. is
putting the lives of its soldiers
in jeopardy in order to the line
the pockets of big money. I will
not get blood on my hands or
put my life in danger for such an
endeavour.
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--Support the War Resisters!
· House a war resister
· Invite a war resister to speak
· Have your community group, union, or
student association endorse the campaign
· Donate to the war resister support campaign
· Sign the petition
War Resisters Support Campaign
Website: http://www.resisters.ca
Phone: 416.598.1222
Email: resisters@sympatico.ca
Mailing Address:
Box 13, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7
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Strike!
anarchist news and commentary
coming out of Toronto.
vol.1, issue 1
(of this ontario-based edition)
a publication of:
Punching Out,
a collective of workers,
unionists,"unemployed"
& mothers, teachers &
students...
Punching Out is an autonomous
member collective of NEFAC
(northeastern federation
of anarchist communists)
http://www.nefac.net
for more info,
or to contribute(!),
contact:
<punchingout@nefac.net>
P.O. Box 79538
1995 Weston Rd
Toronto, ON
M9N 3W9
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Strike! Volume 1, Issue#1 July 2005 (Ontario Edition) - Anarchist News and Commentary

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