NELSON WAR RESISTER MONUMENT CONTROVERSY
REACTION TO PROPOSED DRAFT DODGER MEMORIAL: A City of Nelson posting of communication received from American and Canadian citizens in response to the monument controversy. ****Consider adding in your own voice here to this web-site and then also post your comments in the class Discussion Forum and include them in your Journal.
OUR WAY HOME NATIONAL REUNION WEEKEND: The web-page for the scheduled July 8-9, 2006 Nelson, B.C. conference dedicated to those Americans who moved North during the Vietnam War.
CANADIAN VIETNAM DRAFT-DODGER MEMORIAL ANGERS VFW: A press release from the American government.
FNC PREENS: A press release from News Hounds, a small liberal group of media watchers, which includes a copy of the City of Nelson official response to the controversy.
YOUR SPACE: DRAFT DODGER MEMORIAL TO BE BUILT IN B.C.: Readers contribute to a September 2004 CBC News Viewpoint feature.
Brian Hutchinson, "Statue No One Wants Will Be Unveiled Anyway," National Post, May 24, 2006.
"BC Doukhobor Museum Will Take Draft Dodger Statue," CBC Arts, May 11, 2006.
Eve Salinas, "War Resister Plans Dodger Reunion," Globe and Mail, May 10, 2006.
Doug Ward, "Welcome To Resisterville," Vancouver Sun, March 25, 2006.
Darren Davidson, "Vietnam Era Political Powerhouse To Attend War Resister Event: 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern To Join Ghandi's Grandson, Council For Canadians' Maude Barlow And Svend Robinson At July Gathering," Nelson Daily News, February 15, 2006.
"War Resister Statue Could Be Resurrected," CBC News, February 14, 2006.
Bill Metcalfe, "'A Week Later They Told Me I Was Deploying To Iraq': Can Never Go Home Again -- Two U.S. Deserters Travel Through Nelson Amidst Bid For Refugee Status," Nelson Daily News, September 29, 2005.
Andy Prest, "'I'm Disowning The Government': As Part Of The Build Up For The Summer 2006 War Resisters' Festival, Organizers Bring U.S. Military Deserter To Nelson To Speak To Locals," Nelson Daily News, July 28, 2005.
"Draft Dodger Reunion Still Planned For B.C.," CBC News, July 27, 2005.
Darren Davidson, "War Resister Event Sees Stars: Draft Dodgers -- Best Selling Author Naomi Klein And '60s Icon Politician Tom Hayden Due In Nelson For Next Year's Reunion," Nelson Daily News, May 16, 2005.
Darren Davidson, "ABC World News Covers Monument Saga: Nelson And America -- Iraq War Correspondent Here To Help Chronicle Our Way Home Tale For Weekend Feature Report," Nelson Daily News, April 29, 2005.
Tomas Alex Tizon, "Warriors For Peace Regroup," Vancouver Sun, April 2, 2005.
"Times Touts War Resisters' Monument: New York Newspaper Features Heritage City For Second Week In A Row," Nelson Day News, November 24, 2004.
Fred Bernstein, "Greetings From Resisterville," New York Times, November 21, 2004.
Eloise Charet, "Draft Dodgers Leave Living Legacy," Nelson Daily News, October 21, 2004.
CONTROVERSY OVER MONUMENT IN CANADIAN TOWN FOR U.S. RESISTERS TO VIETNAM WAR: An October 15, 2004 co-production of Democracy Now and CBC's "The Current."
Kathy Kiel, "Vietnam Vets Draft Dodgers To Hobnob In Nelson," Kimberley Daily Bulletin, October 12, 2004.
Terry Glavin, "Hell No, You Can't Come," Winnipeg Free Press, October 7, 2004.
D.R. Newton, "Vietnam 'Draft Dodgers' Don't Deserve Monument," Windsor Star, October 7, 2004.
Kathy Kiel, "Vietnam Vets In Canada Plan 2006 Reunion In Nelson," Kimberley Daily Bulletin, October 6, 2004.
Don Gayton, "Do Draft Dodgers Like Me Need A Monument?," Tyee, October 5, 2004.
Kathy Kiel, "Vietnam Vets To Hold Festival In Nelson: Event Planned For Same 2006 Weekend As The Proposed War Resisters Celebration," Nelson Daily News, October 5, 2004.
"B.C. Group Scraps Draft-Dodger Statue," CBC News, October 4, 2004.
"Draft Dodgers Monument Ditched After Outcry," Fox News, October 4, 2004.
Darren Davidson, "Finding A New Way Home: Monument Organizer Breaks Two-Week Silence; Says Statue Likely Headed Elsewhere, But Plans Continue For War Resisters Reunion," Nelson Daily News, October 4, 2004.
Craig McInnes, "Honour Dodgers Among Us," Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 2004.
Rick Collins, "Build A Monument To Peace," Abbotsford Times, October 1, 2004.
Doug Jay, "The City Of Nelson Is Not A Hippie Haven," National Post, September 30, 2004.
Kathy Kiel, "City And Chamber Hope To Quell Monument Fiasco: Two Entities Issue Joint Media Release In Hopes Of Bringing More Clarity To Draft Dodger Issue," Nelson Daily News, September 30, 2004.
"B.C. City Rejects Draft-Dodger Monument," CBC News, September 29, 2004.
"BC Draft-Dodger Monument In Limbo," CBC News, September 29, 2004.
"U.S. Draft Dodger Statue Sparks Row," BBC News, September 29, 2004.
Peter Prontzos, "Cowards, Eh?," Globe and Mail, September 27, 2004.
"MLA, MP Denounce Draft-Dodger Monument," CBC British Columbia, September 27, 2004.
Tim Cook, "U.S.'s Celluci To Stay Out Of B.C. Draft Dodger Monument Controversy," CNews, September 27, 2004.
"Draft-Dodger Monument Draws Fire," CBC British Columbia, September 24, 2004.
"Canada Plans Draft-Dodger Monument," Fox News, September 21, 2004.
"Draft Dodger Memorial To Be Built In B.C.," CBC News, September 8, 2004.
SEEKING SANCTUARY: DRAFT DODGERS: Extremely interesting contemporary audio and video segments from the CBC.
VIETNAM WAR DESERTERS AND DRAFT RESISTERS IN CANADA: A select bibliography.
ASSOCIATED NEWS STORIES
"U.S. Deserter's Canadian Campaign," BBC News, July 6, 2004.
Eric Missio, "Canada's Anti-War March Through The Ages," CBC News, January 21, 2003.