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Simulacrum of Refuge : a History of Canada as Destination for U.S. Iraq War Deserters

ByJoseph Jones

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In 2004 U.S Iraq War deserters began to seek asylum in Canada, inspired by a legend of "refuge from militarism." About 50 surfaced as named individuals. Under both governing parties, courts and lawmakers delivered a series of rejections. This first book-length history tells the story of the campaign to establish sanctuary. The main legal challenge ended in November 2007 with Supreme Court of Canada denial of leave to appeal. The political campaign foundered in July 2010 with a new immigration directive from the Conservative government. In September 2010 a handful of Liberals sabotaged their own party's legislative provision. Chapters cover U.S. based organizing, Nelson B.C. as locus of activity, deportation and police harassment, life underground, the psychosocial experience, and the intersection of Vietnam and Iraq generations. Over 600 cited primary source documents provide a quantitative basis for assessing the development of Canadian state policies toward U.S. Iraq War deserters. ISBN 978-0-9737641-2-3

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Publication Date
Mar 9, 2017
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Joseph Jones

Specifications

Pages
210
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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