War Resisters Support Campaign - Vancouver


We Are Many Special Screening June 28 2016





While serving in Iraq Rodney Watson saw the truth of the war and decided he would not return. Rather than go to prison in the US while the criminals who started the war remained free, he came to Vancouver in 2006. With the assistance of the War resisters Support Campaign, Rodney appealed for refugee status on the grounds that he faced persecution in America for his refusal to take part in an illegal occupation that involved war crimes against the people of Iraq.

The minority Conservative government ordered Rodney to leave Canada on September 11, 2009. Rodney appealed to the First United Church for sanctuary, and given the injustice of the Canadian government's decision to send him to prison in America, the church accepted his request. He has lived inside the church building ever since then.