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DN interview with Jeremy Hinzman

posted by dawn Geography: Canada Canada Topics: afghanistan, war, Iraq, war resisters

August 15, 2008

DN interview with Jeremy Hinzman


This morning on Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez did an excellent interview with Jeremy Hinzman, the first US war resister to seek asylum in Canada. Last Wednesday, Canadian border services ordered Jeremy and his family to leave Canada by September 23rd.

From the interview: "...on June 3rd, the Canadian parliament passed a non-binding motion by a vote of 137-to-110 saying that US war resisters should be able to remain in Canada. However, the conservative government is refusing to enact the legislation."

"Right now, there’s a conservative minority government. Canada has a parliamentary system, and they hold the balance of power. And I wouldn’t say they’re lapdogs to the US, but they share many of the same values of the Bush administration and aren’t really sympathetic to what we’re doing."

Photo by R. Whitlock.

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Thank you for using my photo. I am glad you used it!

i have so much appreciation

i have so much appreciation for people like you. jeremy is my half brother.... and regardless of the negitive thing people say about him... he truely is a heroe!!!!!! jeremy and the rest of the guys need more people like you!!! thank you