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Pictures From May 10th National Day of Action for GI Resisters

by Z
This is the day before the US military is planning to bring sailor Pablo Paredes and soldier Kevin Benderman before military court martial tribunals for their opposition to the Iraq War. They face forfeiture of pay and benefits, and military jail time.
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On December 6, 2004, Navy Petty Officer Pablo Paredes refused to board his ship as it left the San Diego Naval Station in support of the Iraq War and occupation. At the time of his refusal, Pablo said he hoped his protest might inspire other GI's to refuse to take part in the war.

On January 5, 2005, Army Sgt Kevin Benderman refused to deploy for a second tour of duty in Iraq with the Army's Third Infantry Division. At the same time seventeen other soldiers from his unit went AWOL, two tried to kill themselves and one had a relative shoot him in the leg to avoid deploying.

Both men applied for discharge from the US military as conscientious objectors. The military has wrongly rejected both claims.

It's time for us to escalate public pressure and action in support of Pablo, Kevin and the thousands of other courageous men and women who have followed their conscience to uphold international law and to take a principled stand against the unjust, illegal war and occupation of Iraq. It's time we had their backs.

http://www.notinourname.net/courage.htm
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http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
§Code Pink
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http://www.codepink4peace.org/
§Crowd
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http://couragetoresist.org
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http://www.internationalsocialist.org/
§Sign
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http://couragetoresist.org
§Mokai
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http://www.mokaimusic.com/
§Paul Cox
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http://www.notinourname.net/courage.htm
§Speaker
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