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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 09:28 AM

Toronto Star: Iraq War resister speaks out after deportation order



Long before U.S. war resister Kimberly Rivera and her family fled to Canada in 2007, she stopped carrying her rifle while on duty as a soldier in Iraq.

When she got in trouble for that, she secretly stopped carrying ammunition.

On Friday, the quiet Texan spoke out for the first time after learning this week from Citizenship and Immigration Canada that she had been given a negative pre-removal risk assessment and must leave the country by Sept. 20.

ďIím just a bit overwhelmed. I donít want to face reality. I respect Canadaís law. Iím going to take it one step at a time so I donít have a meltdown,Ē said Rivera, who was surrounded by supporters and peace activists. ďBut itís is very difficult.Ē .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1249942--iraq-war-resister-speaks-out-after-deportation-order



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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 09:33 AM

1. awosome

Nice post

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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. Hmmm

Does anyone bother with details anymore?

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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 09:58 AM

3. So whats going to happen to her now?

 

This is why its good not to join the military in the first place. I wish her well.

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