Listen to war resister Chuck Wiley, interviewed by John Bonnar, on the movie "Green Zone".
This weekend, two very special war resister events are taking place in Toronto and Vancouver this weekend.
Friday, March 19
Iraq War Resisters in Canada: WHY THIS FIGHT MATTERS
Fundraising dinner and campaign update
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Programme
Featuring lawyer Alyssa Manning and Iraq war resisters Robin Long (by Skype) and Phil McDowell
$20 suggested donation • raffle prizes • refreshments
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Sunday, March 21
On the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq: VETERAN RESISTERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR
Friends Meeting House
60 Lowther Avenue (north of Bloor at Bedford – St. George subway)
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
Seven years ago, millions of people around the world protested the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. Over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died, as have thousands of US and other soldiers – all for a war based on lies. While Bush and Blair, the architects of this crime walk free, Iraq war resisters are still being jailed for their opposition to the war.
Join veteran US soldiers and war resisters Ron Kovic, Rodney Watson and Jeremy Hinzman for an interactive discussion on the campaign to allow US Iraq war resisters to stay in Canada.
Live from Los Angeles: Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He returned home wounded and became an anti-war activist. Ron Kovic is the author and subject of the book and film, Born on the Fourth of July.
Live from Vancouver: Rodney Watson
Rodney Watson completed his tour of duty in Iraq. When he was stop-lossed and ordered to return to Iraq, he came to Canada instead. When the Harper government ordered him deported, Rodney accepted an offer of sanctuary from the First United Church in Vancouver.
Live from Toronto: Jeremy Hinzman
In January 2004, Jeremy Hinzman became the first Iraq War resister to come to Canada Jeremy was a US soldier in the elite infantry division, the 82nd Airborne. He served in a non-combat position in Afghanistan and came to Canada when he learned he was going to be deployed to Iraq.