First female US War Resister Kim Rivera speaks out following a
screening of the film "War Resisters Speak Out"
WHERE: King's College, Wemple Student's Lounge (rear lounge), 266 Epworth Ave.
WHEN: Thursday November 26, 2009, 7pm
WHAT: New video screening and talk with US War Resister Kim Rivera
Kimberly Rivera was assigned to a field artillery unit in August 2006
and was sent to Baghdad. As a gate guard, Kim witnessed the death of soldiers and civilians daily. As Kim witnessed unnecessary loss, trauma and suffering, compounded by the failure of the media to report the truth and the awareness that soldiers were returning to the US suffering from anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse and physical injuries, she decided not to return to Iraq. She became the first woman war resister to seek refuge in Canada; Kim, her husband and three children, including her Canadian-born infant, still face deportation by the Harper government.
THE CANADIAN MAJORITY SUPPORTS WAR RESISTERS
Two parliamentary motions have passed to support US Iraq war resisters being allowed to stay in Canada. In further support of these motions, which the Harper Government has ignored, on September 17, 2009, a bill in support of US War Resisters was introduced into the House of Commons. MP Gerrard Kennedy introduced the bill, seconded by M.P. Bill Siksay. How much more evidence does the Conservative Government need to prove that the majority of Canadians want US Iraq War Resisters to be allowed to stay in this country?
Join us to view the new video War Resisters Speak Out and to hear more about the first female US War Resister's courageous story.
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