Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mario and Kimberly Rivera

Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera sentenced to 14 months in military prison after deportation by Harper government

This press release was sent out a short time ago by the War Resisters Support Campaign of Canada

Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera sentenced to 14 months in military prison after deportation by Harper government

TORONTO—On Monday afternoon, during a court-martial hearing at Fort Carson, Colorado, Kimberly Rivera was sentenced to 14 months in military prison and a dishonourable discharge after publicly expressing her conscientious objection to the Iraq War while in Canada.

Under the terms of a pre-trial agreement, she will serve 10 months of that sentence.

Marjorie Cohn, Amy Goodman, others discuss “Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights”

This panel on “Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights” took place at the 2013 National Conference on Media Reform in Denver, on Saturday April 6. Marjorie Cohn, who is a member of MLTF and former president of the National Lawyers Guild, teaches at Thomas Jefferson College of Law in San Diego, CA. Other panelists were Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon and Sonali Kolhatkar.

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