3.02.2010

u.s. peace activist enters canada, world keeps turning

Colonel Ann Wright has crossed the border into Canada.

Canada's security continues unchanged.

You may recall that celebrated peace activist and war resister Ann Wright has been denied entry into Canada several times, part of the Conservative government's lock-step with the US and its general contempt for peace activists (and peace!).

Yesterday, with the help of letters of support from MPs Joe Comartin, Brian Masse, and Bob Rae, Wright managed to get here.

She'll be speaking tonight at the International Student Centre at the University of Toronto, sharing the podium with war resister Patrick Hart and some others; details here.

3 comments:

MSEH said...

Sure wish I could be there!

Scott M. said...

I'm hiding under my bedsheets. Please call me when she leaves the country.

L-girl said...

Yes, it is very scary!

Alas, I can't attend this either - even though I am on campus on Tuesdays. All signs tell me I must go home after my classes and rest. I ignore these signs at my peril, something I can't afford to do right now.