Supporters of peace in Nova Scotia will have a unique opportunity to meet and learn more about a US war resister in Canada. Chuck Wiley, a 17-year veteran of the US Navy, will be speaking in several Nova Scotia locations, on a tour organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition and sponsored by several local groups.
Chuck's story is extremely compelling and affects everyone who hears it in a profound way. I can't tell you how many times I and other campaigners have heard people say their minds were opened - or changed - by hearing Chuck speak.
If you live in Nova Scotia, I hope you'll attend one or more of these events; if you have friends who might be interested, I encourage you to send them this information.
The full list of Chuck's tour dates can also be found on the websites of the War Resister Support Campaign and the Halifax Peace Coalition, and on this Facebook page.
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Breaking Rank: U.S. War Resister Chuck Wiley Speaks Out In Nova Scotia
Talk & Film Screening of "Breaking Ranks"
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
New Glasgow Public Library
182 Dalhousie Street
Thursday, March 17, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Riverview Room of Jenkins Hall
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Thursday, March 17, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Beveridge Arts Centre
10 Highland Avenue
Friday, March 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 1107 Mona Campbell
459 LeMarchant Street
Friday, March 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m
Sobeys 255, Sobeys Building
St. Saint Mary's University
Vigil for Justice for Iraq
Saturday, March 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Halifax Public Library
5381 Spring Garden Road
Free public talk and film screenings with Chuck Wiley, the most senior US military officer to become a war resister in Canada. Chuck was with the US Navy for 17 years and deployed to Iraq on the USS Enterprise. In 2007, he refused to re-deploy to Iraq and came to Canada as a war resister.
He will share his compelling personal story of conscience. Plus there will also be a special screening of the NFB documentary "Breaking Ranks" about four U.S. soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada.
Chuck is on a tour of Nova Scotia to raise awareness of the plight of war resisters in Canada and to mark the 8th anniversary of the illegal war and occupation of Iraq and. Part of the national campaign to LET THEM STAY.
Halifax Peace Coalition
New Glasgow Public Library, Students' Union of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Acadia University, Saint Mary's University, SMU-PIRG, and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies