12.03.2008

tonight in toronto: public meeting of war resisters support campaign

When we planned this public meeting, no one could have predicted we'd be teetering on the brink of real political victory.

Still, our battle is not won. War resisters are still threatened with deportations. Dean Walcott gets his decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board today, and we expect it to be negative. (He'll appeal.) Patrick and Jill Hart's temporary reprieve from deportation ends on January 15. All the war resisters face similar deadlines.

If you're in the GTA tonight, come hear war resisters talk about their situations and campaigners explain possible future outcomes.

Speakers will include war resisters Robin Long (speaking from jail in the US), Jeremy Hinzman and Nga Nguyen, Patrick and Jill Hart, and Dean Walcott, plus a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War speaking from the US.

After the informational meeting, join us for beer and music at Grossman's.

When: Tonight, December 3, 7:00 p.m.

Where: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St (south of College, east of Spadina), Toronto

To be followed by: A benefit concert featuring Chloe Watkinson and the Crossroads, Grossman's Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave, 9:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Cornelia said...

I hope so much the poor guy can stay! No wonder he got enough of that horrid job at that military hospital..and Iraq...ugh! Hope it works out for him and he can continue with his life in Canada and getting support for his trauma and working with computers and poorer people.