Let Them Stay: U.S. War Resisters in Canada, 2004-2016
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On February 15, 2003, 15 million people around the globe marched in opposition to the impending war in Iraq. Despite not convincing the U.S. or UK governments to draw back from their invasion plans, the pressure generated that day did convince several governments, including Canada's, not to participate in what would turn out to be a military debacle that the United States and the United Kingdom are still reeling from more than a decade later.
Trigger alert: This article includes graphic language about war.
Over a four-hour period, they "methodically slaughtered more than five hundred unarmed victims, killing some in ones and twos, others in small groups, and collecting many more in a drainage ditch…They faced no opposition. They even took a quiet break to eat lunch in the midst of the carnage. Along the way, they also raped women and young girls, mutilated the dead, systematically burned homes, and fouled the area's drinking water."