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Urgent Housing Needed for Military Deserters

Since the news broke that George Bush will be announcing an increased deployment of 20,000 troops to Iraq, there has been a huge response within the U.S. military. The War Resisters Support Campaign has been inundated with requests from soldiers who are considering coming to Canada.

This is an urgent appeal for housing spots for the new arrivals. If you have room where you can house a resister for a few days, a few weeks or longer, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US.

Welcoming a war resister here with the offer of temporary housing is a concrete way to help put an end to war in Iraq. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated!

Please contact:

National Campaign Office:
phone: 416.598.1222
email: resisters@sympatico.ca
mailing Address:
Box 13, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

Toronto: resisters@sympatico.ca

Vancouver:
email: bjorkna5@telus.net

Victoria: vlannon@pacificcoast.net

Montreal: montrealresisters@hotmail.com

Ottawa: ottawaresisters@yahoo.ca

Nelson, BC: West Kootenays War Resisters Support Campaign
nelsonresisters@gmail.com
phone: 250.354.7489

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The War Resisters Support Campaign is a broad-based coalition of community, faith, labour and other organizations and individuals that have come together to support U.S. soldiers seeking asylum in Canada because they refuse to fight in the illegal war in Iraq.

The Campaign works on two fronts: we support the material needs of war resisters when they arrive in Canada; and we campaign to persuade the Canadian government to provide sanctuary for U.S. war resisters.