war resisters: recent media wrap-up

Bob Rae: Why U.S. War Resisters Deserve Refuge In Canada (Toronto Star)
Harper has allowed Canadian legal system to become an extension of American martial law ... The same government that won't lift a finger for Omar Khadr, that won't raise its voice on behalf of those Canadians on death row in the U.S., acts more and more like a Republican farm team than a sovereign government.

U.S. Soldiers Look To Canada For Asylum And Understanding (Kitchener-Waterloo Record)

Most Canadians Say: Let War Resisters Stay (Northumberland Today)
War resisters -- former U.S. soldiers who have come to this country because they refuse to fight in the Iraq war -- should be allowed to stay in Canada. This is an opinion shared by a majority of Canadians and a majority of our Members of Parliament. So why won't the Harper government listen?

Let The U.S. Soldiers Stay Here (Edmonton Sun, Sault Star)

Canadian Court Reopens Door For U.S. War Resisters (Workers World)

Orillians Rally For U.S. War Resisters (Orillia Packet)

Stop Imminent Deportation Of War Resisters (Rabble.ca)


Resisters Win One (Now Toronto)

Canada To Rehear Army Deserter's Asylum Bid (AOL)


Eleventh Hour Hope For Glass (Torontoist)
To Corey Glass, Pierre Trudeau's Vietnam-era proclamation that "Canada should be a refuge from militarism" must ring a little hollow in 2008.

U.S. War Dodger Wins Last-Minute Deportation Reprieve While Court Ponders Review (CBC, Canadian Press, St. Catharine Standard)

U.S. War Resister Gets To Stay, For Now (Inside Toronto)

US War Deserter Wins Stay Of Deportation In Canada (Hartford (CT) Courant))

U.S. War Resister Avoids Deportation (Ottawa Citizen)

War Dodger Gets Break (Halifax Herald)

Celebrations Planned After Ruling On War Resister (CTV, CBC)

Canada No Longer A Haven For U.S. Deserters (International Herald Tribune)


American War Dodger May Be Gone Monday (Vancouver Province)
Long, who deserted the U.S. military and fled to Canada to avoid being sent to Iraq, could be deported as early as Monday despite a recent non-binding vote by Parliament allowing U.S. soldiers opposed to the war in Iraq to stay in Canada.

United States Army Deserter Arrested At Port Of Entry (Imperial Valley News, Seattlest)

U.S. War Resister Living In B.C. Given Surprise Deportation Order (Vancouver Free Press)
Today (July 8), American war resister Robin Long was told by the Canadian Border Services Agency that he would be deported to the U.S. by as early as Monday (July 14), according to the Council of Canadians.

U.S. Deserter's Incarceration Decried (Globe & Mail)


Finally, two negative editorials:

Let Deserters Stand In Line (Vancouver Province)
Canadian anti-war groups and others opposed to the deportation of war resister Robin Long are well-meaning. But, in our view, they are misguided.

AWOL in Canada (Wall Street Journal)

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