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PEACE HAS NO BORDERS-A FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE: Call to Action! June 16 & 17

The Western New York War Resisters League [WNYWRL], Veterans for Peace Chapter 128 [VFP] and the War Resisters Support Campaign (CANADA) [WRSC], calls on you to turn your back on U.S. war and imperialism and unite in solidarity to stop the illegal war in Iraq. The International Peace Bridge located between Buffalo, N.Y. and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada will be where we, the people of the U.S., Canada and the world, take the courage to march and demand an end to the Iraq war. We will tell the U.S., "hands off Iraq, hands off U.S. soldiers," and tell Canada to act by letting them stay, by granting these soldiers asylum in Canada because they refuse to fight in the illegal war in Iraq.
The Western New York War Resisters League [WNYWRL], Veterans for Peace Chapter 128 [VFP] and the War Resisters Support Campaign (CANADA) [WRSC], calls on you to turn your back on U.S. war and imperialism and unite in solidarity to stop the illegal war in Iraq. The International Peace Bridge located between Buffalo, N.Y. and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada will be where we, the people of the U.S., Canada and the world, take the courage to march and demand an end to the Iraq war. We will tell the U.S., "hands off Iraq, hands off U.S. soldiers," and tell Canada to act by letting them stay, by granting these soldiers asylum in Canada because they refuse to fight in the illegal war in Iraq.

The purpose of the march is to:

* end the illegal and immoral war on Iraq
* support the call for Canada to grant all war resisters asylum
* thank the Canadian people for their past and present support of American war resisters and promote Canada as a realistic option for GI resisters to the Iraq war
* encourage further G.I. resistance

Friday June 16, 2006 - there will be a rally and fundraiser to support the WRSC including speakers and music in Buffalo, NY.

Saturday June 17, 2006 - we call on the people to carry their support and march from Buffalo, NY across the International Peace Bridge into Ontario, Canada. There we will meet for a Festival of Resistance in solidarity with the WRSC and U.S. soldiers who are seeking asylum in Canada.

Peace Has No Borders-A Festival of Resistance will be a historic opportunity for concerned citizens from Canada and the U.S. to unite our efforts in support of U.S. war resisters who are saying NO to the horrific Iraq war. While the U.S. continues to press other countries, including Canada, to support its war plans, the June 17 Festival will project the voices of millions of Americans and Canadians who oppose the "war on terror." Through music, speakers, poetry, and images, we will share information, strategies, inspiration and our hopes for an end to war.

During the Vietnam War, approximately 100,000 young Americans sought refuge in Canada. Today we are building on that history to ensure a living legacy that can serve the struggle for peace today. This event will be a spark that lights another fire for the antiwar movement. It will be where we march from protest to RESISTANCE.

We call on people from across the U.S., from Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the world to join us.

Contact:  peacehasnoborders@yahoogroups.com

homepage: homepage: http://www.peacehasnoborders.org
phone: phone: 716.881.1812
address: address: 280 Summer Street #9, Buffalo, NY 14222