7.07.2008

actions across canada in support of war resisters

July 10 is a National Day of Action calling on the Government to stop the deportation of Corey Glass and all Iraq War resisters in Canada.

So far I have information on actions in six locations, with more to come.
CALGARY
Street polling in front of CityTV
5pm to 6:30pm (Southeast corner of 5th St and 7th Ave SW)

LONDON
Rally for Resisters
5 p.m. at Central & Richmond (NW Corner of Victoria Park)
London War Resisters Support group londonresisters@yahoo.ca
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=17192754751&ref=mf

ORILLIA
Meet in the Peace Garden with signs and sandwiches at lunch-hour.

OTTAWA
WHEN: Noon, this Wednesday (July 9) (please note date!)

WHAT: Peaceful rally to oppose the deportation of Sgt. Corey Glass

WHY: to appeal for public support on this issue, and convey a message
to the PM's office

WHERE: Corner of Elgin and Wellington Streets, in front of Langevin Block (Prime Minister's Office)

TORONTO
Human Chain stretching from the Federal Court to US Consulate
Thursday, July 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Northwest corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue / TTC: Osgoode Station
Bring banners and placards!

VANCOUVER
Rush hour rally in support of U.S. War Resisters
July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Canada Immigration offices at 300 W. Georgia St (corner of W. Georgia and Hamilton St.)
info: vanresisters@yahoo.ca

Join us!

5 comments:

M@ said...

I'll be in Toronto on Thursday and I will leave work in time to take part. So happy I'll finally be able to make it to an event!

There was an event, I was surprised to learn, yesterday in Waterloo:

http://news.therecord.com/article/379035

It got front page coverage in the KW record, too. Great to see that there's a willingness in the media to put this issue in front of the community.

L-girl said...

Yay! I'm so glad you will be there!

And thank you so much for that link. I've already sent it to Campaigners... and posted it on the Save Corey Glass Facebook Group wall.

Yes, it's true. I did that.

Great to see that there's a willingness in the media to put this issue in front of the community.

We've noticed that the smaller papers have really taken the lead on this. Perhaps they are more independent and less corporate-controlled?

M@ said...

I don't know for sure, but my impression of the Record is that they are pretty independent of their parent company (TorStar). They're definitely interested in representing all the viewpoints in the community. Even the stupid ones, but you gotta take with the chunky with the smooth I suppose...

I'll wave if I see you guys!

Jen said...

Wow, facebook! I sent your yesterday post to all my TO contacts on FB and got a "spamming" warning that they'll block my mailbox function. So, good job choosing the right route!

I'll be at the Ottawa one! Thanks for the deetails

L-girl said...

Thanks, Jen!

Re Facebook, I just got lucky. I had no idea where to put it!