Resister Chris Teske ordered DEPORTED TODAY

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Resister Chris Teske ordered DEPORTED TODAY

Let Them Stay week Tuesday: express your outrage.

Resister Chris Teske ordered deported today.

With a sopping wet heart, I regret to inform you all that last night, Chris Teske (from BC) was unable to get a stay of his deportation order through the Federal Court.

This means he has been ordered to leave the country TODAY or be forcibly removed  by our immigration government.

So what am I asking you to do, dear friends. Get angry. And see your anger as a gift to Chris and the other war resisters who are in the precarious position of deportation themselves.

Teske was the first of five Federal Court decisions the war resister campaign is expecting from now until the end of the month.

They include:

January 22 - Cliff Cornell

January 27 -Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and three children

January 29 - Patrick Hart, his wife Jill and their son

January 30 - Dean Walcott

So please, act upon your anger and outrage as a positive force for change. Please write our MPS and send letters to the editors of your local paper.

The time to act is now.  Please.

I will keep you all updated as news rolls through.

With a sad sad heart,

krystalline

 

Here are the contacts:

CONSERVATIVES:

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney
Call 613.954.1064

MP Jason Kenney's Parliamentary office:
613.992.2235

Or email him at:
minister@cic.gc.ca

or
Kenney.j@parl.gc.ca

OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS:

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca
NDP Leader Jack Layton: Layton.J@parl.gc.ca
Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe: Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca

OPPOSITION PARTY IMMIGRATION CRITICS:

Please cc the opposition party critics if you email Jason Kenney:
Liberal party immigration critic Borys Wrzesnewskyj: wrzesnewskyj.b@parl.gc.ca
NDP immigration critic Olivia Chow: chow.o@parl.gc.ca
Bloc Québécois immigration critic Thierry St-Cyr: st-cyr.t@parl.gc.ca

Krystalline Kraus Krystalline Kraus's picture

CONTACT FOR STEPHEN HARPER:

The Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Phone: (613) 992-4211
E-mail: mailto:pm@pm.gc.ca

Krystalline Kraus Krystalline Kraus's picture

Let Them Stay week : Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

Salut everyone,  First things first, we have heard that Chris Teske – who was supposed to be deported today – has been given a reprieve until Friday by the Canadian Border Service Agency. 

 

 Here is a video of an Ottawa support rally for him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=403Bq4AJ96o 

This gives us a bit of time to rally support and contact our local newspaper and our MPs to voice of outrage at Chris’ deportation and the impending deportations of others. But time is of the essence, we have to act now.  

Yes, Obama has just been sworn in as President of the United States, but it is very doubtful that Obama’s first act will be to end the war in Iraq and issue a pardon for all conscience objectors, where ever they may be living.  

That said, it is important that we – Canadians who value dignity and peace and justice – stand in support of Iraq war resisters, stand side by side to support their tough but right decision to resist militarism and the unjust war in Iraq.   

Along with Chris Teske, these resisters are facing deportation soon… 

January 22 - Cliff Cornell

January 27 -Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and three children January 29 - Patrick Hart, his wife Jill and their son

January 30 - Dean Walcott 

…But not “just” others, Chris and Cliff and Kim and Patrick and Dean are real people, Americans who have been living in Canada and contributing to their communities. Patrick and Kim have families, as do other war resisters currently living here. 

To send them back to the US means abandoning them to the US military judicial system, where they will be punished for their principles and their decisions not to fight in Iraq. 

Canada has a precedent in regards to supporting war resisters and other Americans who were resisting the actions of  their government, including United Empire Loyalists, the Underground Railroad, Civil War soldiers and of course, Vietnam.  

So please, contact your local papers and email/call your MP, Harper, Iggy, Layton… When you write and call these politicians, it affirms to them that there is groundswell support for war resisters and pushes the issue to the forefront of their minds.

This is extremely crucial at this point in the campaign to stop the deportation of Chris Teske and others.  Check here to see a list of events happening in your city. For example, there are events happening Wednesday and Thursday night in Toronto. See all the details here: http://www.resisters.ca/letthemstay.html 

These next three days are crucial….this is it. We must stop the deportations.

 

 in solidarity,

krystalline

 Here is their contact information:  

CONSERVATIVES: 

 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason KenneyCall 613.954.1064 MP Jason Kenney's Parliamentary office:

613.992.2235

Or email him at:minister@cic.gc.caorKenney.j@parl.gc.ca 

The Right Hon. Stephen Harper Phone: (613) 992-4211

E-mail: mailto:pm@pm.gc.ca

 

  OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS: 

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca

NDP Leader Jack Layton: Layton.J@parl.gc.ca

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe: Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca

 

 OPPOSITION PARTY IMMIGRATION CRITICS: 

Please cc the opposition party critics if you email Jason Kenney:Liberal party immigration critic Borys Wrzesnewskyj: wrzesnewskyj.b@parl.gc.ca

NDP immigration critic Olivia Chow: chow.o@parl.gc.ca

Bloc Québécois immigration critic Thierry St-Cyr: st-cyr.t@parl.gc

wickedscholar

Hooray! You guys are not legitimate refugees! Go home, take your punishment like men, and then if you still want to live in Canada, apply to immigrate like any other person. It sickens me to see young guys, who come from one of the greatest countries on earth, sitting around on welfare in Canada, sponging off hard working Canadians. There are real refugees in this world who desperately need our help, yet our courts and immigration officials are tied up dealing with your cases. Shame on you. Canada needs to grow some balls, load you all onto buses, and ship you back to the states. BTW, the majority of Canadians share this sentiment. We don't want you here - go home!

Michelle

I would say that the majority of babblers don't want you here, either.  Bye.

Gern Blanston Gern Blanston's picture

He's right. Deserters aren't refugees. I wouldn't want to go to Iraq either, but if I decided not to go, I would go back to the states and take my punishment. Running away to canada is the coward's way out. Not the kind of people we need in this country. Let's help real refugees, not a bunch of loser who probably sit around smoking pot all day, living off of social assistance. There are thousands of real refugees in Somalia and Ethopia who are going to die if we don't help them. Oh but wait, poor Chris and Cliff and Kimberley are tying up our immigration officials with their nonsensical refugee claims. If just one child dies because you losers are slowing down the process, you have blood on your hands. What do you think about that Michelle? Do you know anything about what's going on in Africa right now? 

 

Michelle

He's right, is he?  Well, how surprising you should think so, considering you're the same person.  Do you think we can't tell?

Banned means don't come back.  Even under a new username.

the weed

OMG, you're banning me because I don't agree with your little leftist viewpoints. You're pathetic Michelle. On Rabble.ca, free speech is allowed, as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it, eh?

oldgoat

Jesus, persistant little bugger, isn't he?

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

I'm pretty sure you got banned for being a pitiful fascist fuckwad.

People who believe others should go to jail if they refuse to kill brown people on command just don't fit in here. Michelle was simply protecting you from the abuse that would be heaped upon you by the regulars.

oldgoat

I'm sure that in his heart he thanks you LTJ. 

Michelle

Ah, LTJ.  Telling it like it is since 2001. :D

farty pants

Wow, you mofos must be really bummed that no one gives a shit that these dudes are getting kicked out of the country. When you show up to protest and there only 3 people there, it must be a drag. Oh well, I guess there are other non-issues that no one else cares about for you to champion. I hear bald men in Borneo are trying to force the government there to pay for their hair transplants. That might be a cool bandwagon for you to jump on. So, is Chris Teske in jail yet? Peace out bitches.

Stargazer

Same small minded troll. Begging to be banned. Although it may be hard to pry his fingers off the keyboard. But we won't go there.

bush is gone ha...

It's fascist trolls like that going on about free (to troll) speech, that make me understand why there are things like gulags in history. 

Chris Teske is not an A**hole he deserves to stay.

farty pants is an A**hole and should be deported from the babble board for causing a disturbance by imposing imperialist values on an otherwise peaceful people. 

Stargazer

I've sprayed him with Troll Be Gone but it just mixes with his cologne.

Golf Like Tiger

I look at a picture of Robin Long, and all I see is a smiley faced, middle class white boy who don't look like he's gone hungry a day in his life. That boy ain't no refugee. I wish I could post some photos of starving children in Africa to show you what a real refugee looks like. Props to Canada for sending these boys back. You owe a debt to America, and now it's time to pay up.

johnpauljones

I can take the trolls, I can take the stupidy. But stupid trolls....

Golf Like Tiger wrote:

You owe a debt to America, and now it's time to pay up.

 

What fucking debt can I possibly owe the USofA?

Ok maybe because we burned your house causing to be painted white. Ok Sorry about that

Now we are even

Golf Like Tiger

johnpauljones wrote:

I can take the trolls, I can take the stupidy. But stupid trolls....

Golf Like Tiger wrote:

You owe a debt to America, and now it's time to pay up.

What fucking debt can I possibly owe the USofA?

Ok maybe because we burned your house causing to be painted white. Ok Sorry about that

Now we are even

Say what? Speak English boy.

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Golf Like Tiger wrote:

I look at a picture of Robin Long, and all I see is a smiley faced, middle class white boy who don't look like he's gone hungry a day in his life. That boy ain't no refugee. I wish I could post some photos of starving children in Africa to show you what a real refugee looks like.

I guess some people just can't believe that a good ol' white boy would ever refuse to slaughter innocent brown people at the behest of his war criminal president. I can only imagine your chagrin, GLT.

Stargazer

Dude, be gone. Like you give a rat's ass above people starving in Africa. You're too busy cheerleading for the Us of A.

Now, is this you under yet another assumed name? If so, you really need to do some soul searching. 

Oh and dude, around here we don't call anyone "boy". 

Golf Like Tiger

Hey, I don't think we should be in Iraq either, but the issue is whether or not these "resisters" are legitimate refugees. They aren't and if you can't see that, you're a damn fool. How many starving African children did you help today?

 And how about you stop using the term "brown person." I'm a person of color, and I find it pretty offensive when you lily white folk call people like me that.

Golf Like Tiger

All I know is, you people are so worried about a bunch of middle class white boys who don't have the guts to go home and do what's right, that you can't possibly be doing anything to improve the lives of real refugees. C'mon brother, put your money where you're mouth is. Show me proof that you are doing something to help a real refugee in Africa or Asia.

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Golf Like Tiger wrote:

Hey, I don't think we should be in Iraq either, but the issue is whether or not these "resisters" are legitimate refugees. They aren't and if you can't see that, you're a damn fool. How many starving African children did you help today?

 And how about you stop using the term "brown person." I'm a person of color, and I find it pretty offensive when you lily white folk call people like me that.

Condoleesa, izzat you? 

oldgoat

Good lord, not you again.  He of many aliases has come and gone once again.