emergency action: stop the deportation of robin long (updated with more details)

Tuesday July 15

In Vancouver:
Protest at the Peace Arch
9:00 a.m.

Supporters of Robin Long and war resisters from both the US and Canada will gather in a peaceful protest under the Peace Arch at the border. While the Peace Arch is neutral ground, supporters should bring appropriate identification in the unlikely event they are required to pass through Canadian Customs.

You can check here for more details on the Vancouver action. As of this writing, the Vancouver website has not been updated - the action posted was from this morning. But keep checking back. Or better yet, just be at the Peace Arch tomorrow morning.

In Toronto:
12:00 noon
Federal Court of Canada
180 Queen Street West (just west of University Avenue, north side of Queen Street)
subway: Osgoode

We will gather at the Federal Court building to stand in solidarity with Robin, to show our outrage at this unjust decision and to demand to know why the federal government is supporting the punishment of courageous Iraq war resisters.

Bring signs, bring banners, bring friends. If you support war resisters in Canada, now is the time to take to the streets and show your support.

In a recent Angus Reid poll, almost two-thirds of Canadians said they want U.S. Iraq war resisters to be allowed to stay in Canada. The deportation of Robin Long also flies in the face of the Parliamentary motion adopted June 3 by a majority of MPs, which calls for US war resisters to be allowed to stay in Canada and for deportation proceedings to cease immediately.

We cannot allow Stephen Harper to make Canada the enforcement arm of the Bush White House.

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