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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Toronto Hip Hop artist Mohammad Ali Aumeer Performs at War Resisters Rally

History is repeating itself in more than one way vis a vis the Viet Nam war. Not only is the US involved in an illegal and immoral war which is imperiling the peace of the world, but GI's are raising up in resistance to the government sending them there. From First Lieutenant Ehren Watada and all the others being supported by Courage to Resist, to Iraq Veterans Against the War,
to the Appeal for Redress signed by over 1600 active duty military personell to GI's fleeing to Canada, the military IS rising up.

The War Resister's Campaign in Canada is helping those fleeing there. Please go to their website for more information.

Excert from their Declaration:

"During the period 1965-1973, more than 50,000 Americans made their way to Canada, refusing to participate in an immoral war. At the time, Preime Minister Peiree Trudeau said, "Thos who make a conscientious judgement that they must not participate in this war.... have my complete sympathy, and indeed our political approach has been to give them access to Canada. Canada should be a refuge from militarism.

Following the Second World War, the Nuremburg Tribunal set out important priniples of international law. Those principles established that soldiers have a moral dury , not a choice, to refuse to carry out illegal orders."

As of yet, Canada has not established legal sanctuary for GI's fleeing there from the US. Please contact them to see what you can do to help.

The following Youtube: Toronto Hip Hop artist Mohammad Ali Aumeer performs a couple of songs and discusses his efforts to help the U.S. war resisters who have fled to Canada. My tape ran out at the end of his second song. Recorded March 17, 2007 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The second video is a clip from "Sir No Sir" about the HUGE uprising by the military during the Viet Nam war. Is history repeating itself? In this case LET'S HOPE SO!!