Iraq War Resister Kim Rivera and her family (including her Canadian infant daughter Katie) are being ordered DEPORTED FROM CANADA. After a March 5 court decision, the Rivera family will receive an official deportation date within the next few days from the Immigration Dept, to be carried out by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA). The Riveras’ had requested a stay to their deportation at least until their children could finish school in June, but this unfortunately is not to be.
On February 12, 2009, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration again passed a motion calling on the Government of Canada to immediately stop the deportation of all U.S. Iraq War resisters and their immediate family members. The motion was moved by NDP Immigration Critic Olivia Chow and supported by all opposition party members in the Committee.
The Harper government has ignored Canadians and Parliament who support U.S. Iraq war resisters and deported three soldiers to face court martial and jail for their opposition to Bush's illegal and immoral war.
The Hart, Rivera and Hinzman/Nguyen families are all threatened with deportation. Canadians and our Parliament want the Conservative minority to let them stay:
Cliff turned himself in today at Ft. Stewart. He is in good spirits and is currently in a unit on post. He is restricted to post but is not otherwise under arrest at this time. We hope to know more from the Army in the next week or so on how they plan to handle this case.
If you want to write Cliff, you can do so at the following address:
c/o Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave #41
Oakland CA 94610.
CTR will forward these letters as soon as possible, and we'll post a direct mailing address for Cliff when one becomes available. Please visit:
November 14th, 2008 11:57 am ET
Over 180 people gathered in the gymnasium of the London Islamic School on Saturday November 8 to share a meal and show their support for London War Resisters. The crowd in attendance was about evenly split between the Muslim community and a broad range of supporters from London and surrounding areas.
|From Mosque Dinner|
Tonight, Josh and I started working on a powerpoint presentation that we are going to use whenever we get called to speak to various groups (especially academia). Josh had already done a great deal of work, so I put in my two cents worth. I wanted to include some video, so I looked around for the perfect thing to throw in there. I remembered President Bush's address to the nation before the invasion of Iraq, and wondered if I could include an audio clip of that.
You can find this petition (set up by Robin's lawyer) at:
Please sign, and let your contacts know about the petition!
You can read more about Robin, including some of his writings from prison, at http://freerobin.wordpress.com/
Information on how to write letters of support to Robin (the prison rules are very strict!) and other imprisoned resisters can be found at:
Jeremy Hinzman and family can stay in Canada for now. Jeremy was granted his stay of deportation today, and I couldn't be more thrilled. We are obviously making headway here in the fight to keep resisters in Canada. We need to keep knocking on doors, keep marching in the streets, and keep chanting until there is no other option than to listen to the will of the people and put an end to these shameful deportations.
We were told that 4-8 people in St. Thomas is a "huge" event, and we broke well into the double digits (15 people or so, over about 90 minutes we were there). Mainly Lorraine & Sharon's extended family (HUGE thanks to Sharon for getting them all out, and for purchasin gsnazzy Resisters t-shirts for most of them!), plus some Quakers from nearby towns of Union and Sparta. See also the story in the local paper http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1211547