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Supporters of US soldiers who have fled to Canada in order to avoid service in Iraq are set carried out vigils and visits across the country Friday and Saturday. Supporters will meet with officials at Canadian consulates across the United States and hope to show that many Americans hope the Canadian Parliament votes in favor of a provision to allow war resisters to stay.

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in November that American war resisters seeking refuge North of the Border should not be allowed to raise the legality of the Iraq war in immigration court.

I spoke with Geoff Millard of Iraq Veterans Against the War. He says in retrospect he would have refused his deployment to the war zone.

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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

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