Saturday, June 4
First Unitarian Church
(220 South Winton Road)
FREE and open to the public
A Panel on War Resistance
~ Victor Paredes, brother of Iraq War resister Pablo Paredes
~ David Cline, national pres., Veterans for Peace and coordinator, "Bring
Them Home Now"
Victor Paredes is the brother of Pablo Paredes, a Navy enlisted sailor
who refused to deploy with his Iraq-bound troop ship in December 2004
because of his opposition to the war. Victor has been touring the country
speaking for his brother, who recently faced court martial for his act of
resistance. In a major, unprecedented victory, the Navy judge refused to
send Pablo Paredes to jail, finding instead that:
“...any service member has reasonable cause to believe that the wars in
… Afghanistan and Iraq were illegal.”
David Cline served in Vietnam in 1967 as a rifleman with the 25th
Infantry Division. He was awarded three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and
other medals. He is also disabled from the wounds he received. He was an
early member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and is currently a VVAW
national coordinator and president of Veterans For Peace. David is also
on the coordinating committee for "BringThem Home Now," a campaign of
military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others
opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq.
Come hear these two nationally prominent speakers.
Learn about war resistance and the need for our support.
And please help spread the word.
Event sponsored by:
~ Alliance for Democracy (Rochester Chapter),
~ Campus Antiwar Network (CAN),
~ Citizens for a United Earth,
~ Downtown United Presbyterian Church Justice Ministry,
~ Fellowship of Reconciliation - Rochester Chapter (FOR),
~ Friends Helping Friends,
~ Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (GVCP),
~ Genesee Valley Peacemaking Ministry Team,
~ International Socialist Organization (ISO),
~ New Directions for Peace Task Force of the First Unitarian Church,
~ Peace Action & Education (PA&E),
~ Peace & Social Action Committee of Rochester's Friends Meeting
~ Rochester Against War (RAW), and
~ Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA).
For more information, contact RAW at 585-442-3383