SUPPORT GI RESISTERS: Two war resisters facing hardship in canada and deportation
Rodney Watson and Kimberley Rivera, both who where featured in the War is Trauma portfolio, need your support.
My biggest fear is being separated from my children and having to sit in a prison for politically being against the war in Iraq - Kimberly Rivera
Kimberly Rivera the first women Iraq war resister to come to Canada after she grew disillusioned with the war was ordered to return to the United States by September 20th. Kimberly and her family are weighing their legal options and asking you to show your support by writing letters to Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.
Send a letter now or call the office of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration: 613-954-1064
Mail just like in jail is highly appreciated - Rodney Watson
Rodney Watson is a Fort Hood Iraq war veteran who after being stopped lost and facing a second deployment choose to resist, desert, and seek refuge in Canada. In 2009 after facing the threat of deportation and jail Rodney sought sanctuary at the First United Church in Vancouver, Canada.
I’m treated like a dangerous criminal because I decided that war wasn’t worth killing over. Why are we punished for saying we don’ t want to risk our lives for it anymore? I have a very deep feeling that there is going to be some kind of atonement for this. This is not right. This war was evil. - Rodney in an interview with Bob Meola a member of Courage to Resist
Send letters of support to Rodney Watson Jr. at First United Church, 320 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1P4
Join and Share Rodney's Facebook page: War Resister in Sanctuary
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We can't forget about those that resisted the Iraq war and are still resisting and fighting for their conscience today despite continuing to face harsh consequences.