Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Open letter to the soldiers of Valcartier (Quebec City): A call to refuse deployment to Afghanistan

Open letter to the soldiers of Valcartier: A call to refuse deployment to Afghanistan

(Please forward and post widely; especially post to any contacts you have in the Canadian Armed Forces, whether based at CFB Valcartier or not.)

June 11, 2007 -- As of this morning, upwards of 3000 letters have been mailed to the soldiers of CFB Valcartier, near Quebec City. More than 2000 soldiers from the base will deploy to Afghanistan later this summer.

--> The text of the letter is linked here:

--> As well, the letter is accompanied by citations from war resisters in Canada and the USA which are linked here:

In addition to the letters, a support phone number and e-mail account for soldiers considering resisting deployment has been set up.

--> The website for the campaign is at:

The Valcartier 2007 letter campaign is the initiative of Block the Empire-Montreal and the Guerre à la Guerre Coalition in Quebec City, supported by the Coalition Québec pour la paix and the Rassemblement Outaouais contre la guerre.

If your group, collective or organization would like to endorse and support the mailout campaign, please get in touch.

A compilation of some recent media articles about this campaign is included below.


- Anti-war protesters appeal directly to soldiers about to be deployed

- Letter sent to Quebec soldiers says Afghan deployment tantamount to war crime

- Antiwar activists target Quebec soldiers with letters