Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer of the U.S. Army to publicly refuse to go to Iraq and to campaign for an end to the war, faces a court-martial set to begin on Feb. 5, 2007.  --  He will discuss his case at King’s Books in Tacoma, on Tues., Dec. 5, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at an event co-sponsored by UFPPC.[1]  --  Lt. Watada will talk about his personal history and reasons for his refusal to deploy to Iraq, as well as about his contention that the war in Iraq is illegal under both American and international law.  --  Please make a special effort to attend this unusual opportunity to hear firsthand from Lt. Watada about his underreported case.  --  NOTE: Ehren Watada was recently nominated for Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2006....


WHAT: “Refuse Illegal War: A Film and Conversation with Lt. Ehren Watada”
WHO: Lt. Ehren Watada, introduced by Prof. Michael Honey (UW-Tacoma) and Prof. Mark Jensen (PLU)
WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

[From Michael Honey]


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.

King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma

Introduced by labor studies prof. Michael Honey, University of Washington, Tacoma, and Mark Jensen, French, Pacific Lutheran University.

Lt. Watada will discuss his personal history and reasons for his refusal to deploy to Iraq, and his charge that it is an illegal war.

Free and open to the public, on the street and lot parking available.

Co-sponsored by King's Books, United for Peace of Pierce County, and People for Peace, Justice, and Healing.

For information call King's Books, 272-8801.


For Michael Honey's 18-minute film, “A Soldier's Duty?,” on Lt. Ehren Watada's challenge to President Bush's invasion and war in Iraq, see: