kim and katie fight for justice

Russell, stalwart peace activist from Western New York State, attended the most recent federal court hearing in Toronto for war resister Kim Rivera. I thought his post about the experience was beautiful: Kim (and Katie) fight against the war and deportation from Canada.

I know Russell also attended a ground-breaking conference in Chicago: Stopping The War Where It Begins: Organizing Against Militarism in Our Schools.

Anti-recruitment efforts are such a crucial part of the peace movement. Almost all the war resisters I know grew up with military recruitment as a permanent fixture in their public schools. The lies and entrapment start early, especially when other options are few and bleak.

I'm sure the conference was a lot to process, but I hope Russell will tell us about it soon!

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