"The war in Iraq is in fact illegal. It is my obligation and my duty to refuse any orders to participate in this war. An order to take part in an illegal war is unlawful in itself. So my obligation is not to follow the order to go to Iraq." - Lt. Ehren Watada
Victory! – Lt. Watada is not going to jail tomorrow, next week or next month.
Lt. Watada's case ended in a mistrial. Ehren has not been found guilty and his attorney Eric Seitz thinks it is unlikely the case will be re-tried. A new trial has been scheduled to begin on March 19 – the Fourth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq - the judge couldn't have given us a better day to organize against the illegal war and occupation!
Read Marjorie Cohn's article in Media With Conscience News, "Watada Beats the Government".
Victory vigils will be held across the country on Friday, February 8.
Show the military and your community you continue to stand with Lt. Watada Against Illegal and Immoral war!
Daily Vigils continue 11am-1 pm & 4-5:30
At Fort Lewis
Friday, Feb. 9, 4 - 5:30 Banners and Sign Waving on Freeway Overpass
5:30 - 7pm Candlelight Vigil Begins
Speakers and Music TBA
Fort Lewis, Exit 119, off I-5
Bring signs, banners, candles, and friends. Dress warm.
If you can't join us at the gates of Fort Lewis, Organize a Victory Vigil in your town and send us the information Tell us about your event and we will post it on our website Send notices or reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the two thousand who turned out at Fort Lewis on Monday, and all the people across the world who continue to resist Illegal and Immoral War!
Full report on this week's activities coming in tomorrow's blast
For more information and updates, go to http://www.thankyoult.org