Thursday, March 19, 2009

Support War Resisters; Video of Ex-Soldier on Why Not To Enlist

I was at an event of the War Resisters Support Campaign tonight. The two resisters who came from Toronto to speak were great speakers and very informative, and I was sorry to have to leave before the second one was quite done. I don't have much to say about it, except

  • to encourage people to support the effort to prevent the deportation of G.I. resister Kimberly Rivera and her family by the canadian state, which is due to happen next week;
  • to draw your attention to "A War Resister Speaks from Prison: Let GI Resisters Stay in Canada" by deported G.I. resister Robin Long, who is currently serving a 15 month sentence in prison for refusing to participate in war crimes;
  • and to link to this video, which is retired Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff, who served in conflict areas from Vietnam to Haiti, giving a very simple, direct argument for why you shouldn't join the military...Goff also blogs here.

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