Tag: war resisters

Joshua Key’s struggle continues

Joshua Key in 2011. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Peace Alliance Winnipeg
As many of you know, rather than continue to be a part of the illegal invasion of Iraq, Joshua Key deserted the US military in 2004 and sought refugee status in Canada. After a decade in Canada, Joshua has finally been told he is eligible […]

UPDATE: Appeal for Joshua Key

by Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Great news! Since this appeal was issued on January 3rd, we have learned that Josh has been informed he will be permitted to work and that he will be eligible for health care. While this is welcome news, it does nothing to alleviate the immediate financial difficulties Josh and his family face. So […]

War Resisters – Let Them Stay Week – Jan. 25-31, 2015

By Peace Alliance Winnipeg
This Sunday marks the beginning of Let Them Stay Week, a national campaign dedicated to securing the safety of American war resisters who have sought refuge in Canada. As the War Resisters Support Campaign notes in a recent post, “In the last four months of 2014, an alarming number of U.S. Iraq […]

US War Resisters: Let Them Stay Week 2014 – Jan. 12th -19th

By the War Resisters Support Campaign
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the arrival in Canada of Jeremy Hinzman, the first U.S. Iraq War resister to seek asylum here after refusing to participate in an illegal and immoral war. Yet 10 years on, Jeremy and his family, and many other U.S. war resisters, are still […]

Pregnant conscientious objector sentenced to prison

United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
By William Boardman, Reader Supported News
Amnesty International identifies her as a prisoner of conscience, she was the first American female conscientious objector to flee to Canada, but mainstream media mostly ignore this […]

Stop the deportation of Kim Rivera

by Peace Alliance Winnipeg
During the Vietnam war, tens of thousands of American conscientious objectors sought refuge in Canada to avoid taking part in a war they could not, in conscience, support. While the Canadian government was slow […]

War Resister Kimberly Rivera ordered deported

United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
On Thursday, August 30th the Canadian government ordered U.S. Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and their four young children deported to the United States. Kimberly served in […]

Federal Court rules in favour of Iraq War resister Dean Walcott

War Resisters Support Campaign News Release, April 7, 2011
TORONTO—On Tuesday, the Federal Court of Canada released a decision reaffirming there is evidence that U.S. Iraq War resisters are targeted for punishment because of their political beliefs if returned to the United States. The judgment in the judicial review of Iraq War
resister and veteran Dean Walcott’s […]

Medical Care Appeal for Joshua Key

Jan. 17, 2011: Joshua Key addresses a group in Winnipeg during Let Them Stay Week, a national campaign to allow American war resisters to remain in Canada. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Cheryl-Anne Carr, Keep Resisters in Canada Campaign
I am writing to ask for a one-time contribution for the urgent medical needs of Joshua Key, a […]

Keep Resisters in Canada Campaign Fundraising Dinner

[ February 12, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Help us build the campaign to stop the deportation of U.S. war resisters seeking refuge in Canada from unjust wars.

Music and Speakers including Joshua Key, war resister

Ethiopian vegetarian food prepared by: Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Location: 411 Cumberland Avenue (at Carleton)
Time: Mingle 6:00 p.m. – Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – […]