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Ten Years On: Remembering the Iraq War, Celebrating those who resisted

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  • David Mivasair
    http://vancouverwarresisters.org/image.jpg War Resisters Support Campaign - Vancouver *Please forward widely* Ten Years On: Remembering the Iraq War,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2013

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      Ten Years On: Remembering the Iraq War, Celebrating those who resisted

      Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm

      First United Church – 320 E. Hastings (at Gore Street)

      With speakers including:

      -Riadh R. Muslih, Iraqi-born Canadian
      -Rodney Watson Jr., US Iraq War resister in sanctuary


      Ten years on:
      Join us in a gathering to remember the Iraq War and to celebrate those who
      resisted it. In the months leading up to March 19, 2003, there were
      massive protests across Canada and around the world against war — February
      15, 2003 still stands as the largest coordinated protest in human history.
      But the war went ahead, taking a devastating toll on the people of Iraq,
      with hundreds of thousands killed and millions displaced. Riadh R. Muslih
      is an Iraqi-born Canadian. His father, Rashid Muslih, was a former
      interior minister who was executed in January 1970. This occurred two
      years after the Baath party, which Saddam Hussein controlled, took power.

      Many of those who resisted the war also paid a heavy price. This includes
      U.S. war resisters who came to Canada to avoid fighting and killing in an
      immoral war. Rodney Watson Jr. is one of these brave war resisters. For
      over 3 years, he has been staying in sanctuary at First United Church to
      avoid deportation to the United States, where he would face persecution
      for his refusal to return to fight in the war. The Conservative
      government, led by Stephen Harper who ten years ago supported the U.S.
      war, has refused to grant asylum to war resisters seeking to come to
      Canada as refugees.

      Admission Free. Donations are welcome.

      http://stopwarca.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/ten-years-on-remembering-the-iraq-war-celebrating-those-who-resisted/

      Organized by StopWar - Vancouver's Labour/Community coalition of organizations united
      for Justice and Peace

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      http://stopwarca.wordpress.com/

      Twitter: @StopWarCa
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      War Resisters Support Campaign
      Vancouver

      http://vancouverwarresisters.org

      Tel: 604-349-5027

      c/o 1143 E Pender St
      Vancouver BC V6A 1W6

       

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