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Tuesday, 09 October 2007 20:39
Petition to prevent US and Canada from discriminating against activists

 PEJ News - Joan Russow - the following petition can be signed at:

http://www.codepinkalert.org/article.php?list=type&type=328

PETITION

On October 4, 2007 CODEPINK: Women for Peace cofounder Medea Benjamin and Retired Colonel/diplomat Ann Wright were denied entry to Canada because they have engaged in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against the war in Iraq. The Canadian border officials said the women's names appeared on an FBI criminal database and that anyone convicted of a criminal offense, including a minor misdemeanor for peace and social justice, was "inadmissible."

We call on the FBI to stop including minor non-violent offenses on a database meant for serious crimes. We call on the Canadian government to reverse its policy and extend a warm welcome to U.S. peacemakers and other social activists who use the time-honored tradition of engaging in civil disobedience as a way to change unjust policies.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2007 20:39
 

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