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By James Joyner, Outside The Beltway
If you’ve volunteered for service in the U.S. Armed Forces but don’t actually want to go to war, don’t count on hiding in Canada.
The Canadian government’s effort to remove [U.S. Army deserter James Corey] Glass contrasts with the warm reception given to deserters and draft avoiders from the United States during the war in Vietnam. And although the war in Iraq has very little support among Canadians, the situation of Mr. Glass and others who abandoned their military positions provokes …
By Shelina Merani, Washington Report, July 2006, pages 69-70
AS MOTHER’S DAY approached, Cindy Sheehan visited Canada on a speaking tour organized by the Canadian Peace Alliance. After her son Casey’s death in Baghdad in 2004, Sheehan’s high-profile campaign has enabled her to move on from this intensely personal tragedy. In Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver she spoke to packed audiences and received intense media coverage.
Her presence in Canada showed that she has an uncanny ability to sense the pulse of a nation that opted out of the war in …
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By Faisal Kutty, Washington Report, January/February 2006, pages 46-47
A FEDERAL court in Toronto has agreed to hear an appeal from an American soldier turned down for refugee status in Canada after refusing to serve in Iraq. If he is sent back to the U.S., Jeremy Hinzman faces a court martial and the possibility of up to five years in jail as a deserter.
Hinzman joined the elite infantry division, the 82nd Airborne, about three years ago. He served in a noncombat role in Afghanistan and was later turned down by the …
tags »Alex Lisman • Brandon Hughey • Canada • conscientious objector • Darrell Anderson • Federal Court • Hinzman • Immigration and Refugee Board • Iraq • Jeffrey House • Jeremy Hinzman • Justice Sean Harrington • Lee Zaslofsky • Let Them Stay • Patrick and Jill Hart • Rapid City • refugee status • Ryan and Jen Johnson • Shirley Douglas • soldiers • South Dakota • Toronto • War Resisters • War Resisters Support Campaign