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Hundreds rally for illegal war refuser Lt. Watada at Ft. Lewis

by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
FORT LEWIS, WA (August 16, 2006) – On the eve of Lt. Ehren Watada’s first military hearing resulting from his refusal to deploy in support of the illegal war in Iraq, three hundred supporters rallied in his defense at the gates of Fort Lewis, Washington.
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§"Refuse Illegal War - Thank You Lt. Watada" posters
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Exit 119 Bridge over Interstate 5
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Robert Watada, Lt. Watada's father
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Exit 119 Bridge over Interstate 5
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Lt. Watada supporter
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§"There is no flag..."
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§"Disobey"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Doug Nielson being unlawfully arrested for bannering on Exit 119 bridge
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Fort Lewis ahead
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Another veteran for Watada
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Lt. Watada haters
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Across from Ft. Lewis gate
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§"No Stop Loss"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Police continue harassment of Lt. Watada supporters
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§Supporter of Suzanne Swift calls for ongoing support
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
Also stationed at Ft. Lewis, Suzanne Swift is an Army Spc fighting for an honorable dischange after being sexually assulted by fellow soldiers while serving in Iraq. She went AWOL insted of returning to Iraq for a second tour.
§Lt. Watada's father Robert, and step-mother Rosa, speak to supporters
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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§"Thank You Lt. Watada!"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name
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