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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:16 PM
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Photos of the Toronto rally for US war resisters, part II (dial-up warning)
Edited on Sun Jan-27-08 03:18 PM by JeffR
More pics from yesterday's rally.

Part I can be found here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Member of Parliament Olivia Chow. Chow is married to NDP Leader Jack Layton:





Jazz musician Bill King plays Dylan:



Heartbreaking stories from a war resister with 17 years service behind him:



Firing up the crowd for a march to a nearby post office, where approximately 900 letters of support for the resisters were mailed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Stphane Dion, and Immigration Minister Diane Finley:







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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:18 PM
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1. Adding a rec for this one too
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:22 PM
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2. Thanks, Yael
:hi:

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:24 PM
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3. Thanks again! and rec'd. nt
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:29 PM
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5. Thanks!
:)

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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:28 PM
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4. Reminds me of Vietnam protests
When you think about it...it is the same war for Empire with the same thugs. Less people are allowed to speak this time by the media because it involves the Middle East.

The world has the same problem regarding loss of democracy using the war. They used it like Pearl Harbor to go to war and take away our freedoms. It's not just America who battles the Neo Cons and their Empire Building.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:40 PM
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6. Good point
Canada provided refuge for many thousands back in the Sixties and Seventies. I hope they'll do so again.

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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:42 PM
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7. Bless them for their courage.


~PEACE~
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:43 PM
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8. Why are they "resisting" in Canada?
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:47 PM
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10. Seems pretty straightforward, no?
And lest anyone think these soldiers are cowards, they aren't. Most have served at least one tour in Afghanistan or Iraq. A few are career military. Common among them is a belief that the invasion and occupation of Iraq is a criminal enterprise, and they refuse to obey orders they consider immoral and illegitimate. It's safe to say that their voices stand a better chance of being heard if they aren't tossed in a brig back home.

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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 05:45 PM
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14. Privitization and globalization
Edited on Mon Jan-28-08 05:46 PM by mac2
The illegal war in Iraq. They did send military to Afghanistan too.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 03:44 PM
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9. Thanks, JeffR
Pictures in both Part 1 and Part 2 are great.

Happy to recommend!
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:37 PM
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11. what DUers can do to help
Edited on Sun Jan-27-08 05:51 PM by RedSock
Anyone who wants to support the men and women who have decided to follow international law and defy the US's illegal invasion/occupation of Iraq should write a quick letter to Stephane Dion, the leader of the Canada's liberal party, telling him to support the current resolution before Parliament calling for:

- an end to all deportation proceedings against resisters
- a provision so the resisters can apply for legal residence in Canada

The other two minority parties, the NDP and the Bloc, support the resolution. The main reason behind the rally yesterday was to increase the pressure on the liberals to do the right thing. Right now, they are acting like jellyfish, afraid to stick their necks out and go against the conservatives (sound familiar?).

Information on who to write to in Canada can be found here.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 08:33 PM
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13. Thanks, RedSock!
:)

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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:43 PM
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12. Bless 'em. May their numbers grow. K&R
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