Canada's War Resisters Support Campaign calls for worldwide support
TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - The major U.S. organization representing
7,000 U.S. veterans has issued a public "Thank You" to the people of Canada
and an appeal to the government on behalf of Corey Glass and other U.S. Iraq
War conscientious objectors seeking refuge.
Veterans for Peace (VFP) whose members fought in WW II, the Korean,
Vietnam and Iraq wars says: "Thank you, Canada, for providing a safe haven for
young American men and women who, although they were in the military, decided
they could not in good conscience participate in the illegal and immoral U.S.
war and occupation of Iraq."
Expressing concern over the possible deportation of Corey Glass and other
conscientious objectors, VFP warns that "if they are forced to return to the
United States, they will be imprisoned only because they refused to fight in
an immoral war."
VFP is joining with Courage To Resist and Project Safe Haven to organize
actions at the Canadian Embassy and Consulates in 13 U.S. cities on Wed.,
The War Resisters Support Campaign is calling on peace movements and
concerned citizens in Britain, France, Germany and around the world to urge
the Canadian Government to respect the June 3rd historic parliamentary motion
calling for an end to deportations and the opportunity for conscientious
objectors to apply to remain in Canada as permanent residents.
VIEW FULL TEXT AT: www.veteransforpeace.org
For further information:
For further information: Lee Zaslofsky, (416) 598-1222; VFP National
President Elliott Adams, (518) 441-2697; Canadian media contact: Lynn Simmons,