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IRAQ WAR RESISTER ROBIN LONG PRISON RELEASE CELEBRATION
Date Thursday July 16
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Veterans War Memorial Building 401 Van Ness Ave (near Civic Center BART), 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorCourage to Resist
Emailcourage [at] riseup.net
Phone510-488-3559
Address484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610

ImageIRAQ WAR RESISTER ROBIN LONG PRISON RELEASE CELEBRATION!

A Benefit for GI’s Currently Resisting Afghanistan Deployment

Thursday, July 16, 2009 ~ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SF Veterans War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Ave (near Civic Center BART), 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102

Featuring:
ROBIN LONG, former prisoner of conscience
JAMES BRANUM, the “GI Rights Lawyer” and Robin’s attorney
MATT EDWARDS, Iraq Veterans Against the War
& Special Guest TBA

Army Spc Robin Long resisted fighting in the illegal war in Iraq by seeking sanctuary in Canada—like tens of thousands of American’s did during the Vietnam War. Robin became the first war resister to be deported from Canada in July 2008. He was quickly convicted by a U.S. military court martial of desertion and imprisoned. Help celebrate Robin Long’s release from over a year in a military stockade! Robin is scheduled to be released on July 12.

Today, three courageous Army war resisters face prosecution for having the courage to resist. A fund pitch will be made to help pay for civilian legal defense for Victor Agosto, Travis Bishop (Fort Drum, Texas) and Dustin Stevens (Fort Bragg, North Carolina). Like Robin, these refusers are also represented by attorney James Branum.

Also: Marin Dessert Potluck with Robin Long Friday, July 17.
Contact Courage to Resist below for more information.

Co-sponsored by Courage to Resist, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace SF Bay Area Chapter #69. Endorsed by War Resisters League—West

This is a free event; however, a fund pitch will be made to support war resisters. If you are not able to attend, but wish to contribute, please visit http://www.couragetoresist.org/donate

For more information, contact Courage to Resist at 510-488-3559 or courage@riseup.net

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