Russell, a great supporter of military resistance (and of wmtc!) who lives in Western New York State, attended the war resister film event in Toronto this past Sunday. I wasn't able to be there, so I really appreciated reading his thoughts.
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The war resisters have a lot of friends in Western New York - there's a strong peace-and-justice community there, many of whom are Vietnam war veterans and/or resisters. Those folks make me feel good about my home state. Plus, that's where Tala was living, while she was waiting to become Canadian!