"Dissenters or Deserters" is program on National Radio Project's "Making Contact."[1]  --  In it, Lt. Ehren Watada speaks with journalist Sarah Olson, one of the reporters who will be called to testify in the U.S. Army's attempt to demonstrate conduct unbecoming an officer.  --  Also interviewed:  Lt. Watada's mother and father; Ann Wright, a retired military officer who resigned from the State Dept. when the U.S. invaded Iraq; and Rebecca Davis, co-founder of Military Family Voice of Victory, a pro-war group.  --  The Watada case is the focus of the first 18 minutes of "Dissenters or Deserters," which also reports on American soldiers who have deserted and gone to Canada....

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DISSENTERS OR DESERTERS?

Making Contact
National Radio Project
July 12, 2006

http://www.radioproject.org/archive/2006/2806.html

Imagine for a moment: your life and your future at risk. You joined the U.S. military to serve your country, to receive an education and to make a life for yourself. Now the President of the United States is conducting what many people believe is an illegal war based on misinformation, manufactured evidence and political lies, and you are one of those people. What do you do?

On this edition, we hear from several U.S. soldiers who made a choice to put their futures on the line. First, by joining the U.S. military, and next by refusing to fight the war in Iraq. Dissenters or deserters?

Featuring:

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, refused to deploy to Iraq; Carolyn Ho, Lieutenant Watada's mother; Robert Watada, Lieutenant's Watada's father; Ann Wright, retired U.S. colonel; Lance Corporal Chris Magaoay; Ria Magoaoy, wife of Chris Magaoay; Private Ryan Johnson; Jennifer Johnson, wife of Ryan Johnson; Lee Zaslofsky, coordinator, War Resisters Support Campaign.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Producers: Sarah Olson and Sujata Dey

For more information:

Friends and Family of Lieutenant Watada
www.thankyoult.org

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)
405 14th St. #205
Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-1617; fax 510 465-2459
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www.objector.org
GI Rights hotline (run by CCCO): 800-394-9544

Courage to Resist
www.couragetoresist.org/x/

Iraq Veterans Against the War
P.O. Box 8296
Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-241-7123
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www.ivaw.net

Not In Our Name
3945 Opal Street
Oakland CA 94609
1-800-95-NOWAR (800-956-6927)
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www.notinourname.net

National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force
318 Ortega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
415-566-3732, or 619-233-1701
www.nlg.org/mltf

Veterans For Peace
216 S. Meramec Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
www.veteransforpeace.org

Military Family Voice of Victory Organization
www.mfvov.org

War Resisters Support Campaign
Box 13, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 CANADA
416-598-1222
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www.resisters.ca