Emergency community meeting: Stop the deportation of war resister Kim Rivera and her family on March 26, 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:00 to 13:00


Kimberly Rivera, originally from Texas, is a former U.S. soldier who sought asylum in Canada after refusing to re-deploy to Iraq.

Kim, her husband and three children –- including a newborn Canadian daughter –- face deportation from Canada on March 26th.

This is happening despite Parliament voting to stop the deportations, and to let these conscientious objectors stay in Canada.

During the last federal election campaign Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged that the Iraq War was "absolutely an error". Yet he and his government are sending soldiers back to face punishment –- including court-martial, prison time, and felony convictions –- for having refused to participate in the war.

PLEASE JOIN US for this community meeting to discuss what can be done to ensure that Canada does not deport U.S. Iraq war resisters. Canadians have spoken, the Canadian Parliament has spoken. The time is now to stand up in support of Iraq war resisters and to stop these deportations.

United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street (1 block south of College, between Huron and Beverly)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 24.6708" N, 79° 23' 44.3184" W
Ontario CA

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