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Monday Oct 29 - Rally to Stop Iraq War Resister's deportation
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF WAR RESISTER MATT LOWELL! EMERGENCY RALLY DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 PMPLACE: CORNER OF QUEEN STREET W. AND UNIVERSITY AVENUE (subway: Osgoode)
On Monday, October 27, the Federal Court will decide whether US Iraq War resister Matt Lowell will be deported to the US, where he would face harsh punishment.
Join us to show your support for Matt and theother war resisters, and to demand a halt to the deportations.
Matt, 24, has lived in London, ON for the past three years. He came to Canada from his home state of Michigan because he refused to take partin the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Matt is a computer support worker. On Thursday October 9, the Canadian Border Services Agency deniedU.S. Iraq war resister Matt Lowell's request to stay in this country, deciding instead to deport him to the United States effective Tuesday October 28.
Matt who joined the U.S. Army in April 2002 at age 17 while still in high-school. He believed that the Army was a noble institution, but changed his mind when Iraq was invaded. "The invasion of Iraq was notonly immoral and wrong, but clearly illegal" he says.
"I would never want to be in the position of taking an innocent life as part of an invading and occupying power." Matt endured harsh treatment in the US Army due to his
If he is deported, he faces severe due to his determination not to take part in the Iraq War. A punishment similar to the heavy sentence imposed on Robin Long.
On June 3, Parliament voted to STOP THE DEPORTATION of war resisters.The Harper Government paid no attention. Please join us in calling on Harper to uphold the will of Parliament and of most Canadians.
WAR RESISTERS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN [url=http://www.resisters.ca]www.resisters.ca[/url] 416 598 1222