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vendredi 19 août 2005

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Legal Fund for Specialist Agustin Aguayo :
Conscientious Objection Lawsuit

--Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world : indeed it's the only thing that ever has!  Margaret Meade

If you are opposed to the war in Iraq and the continuing occupation, please help us support GIs who are resisting being sent (or sent back) to Iraq on the grounds of conscientious objection.

Specialist Agustin Aguayo is one such soldier.  He has already served one year in Iraq as a U.S. Army Medic and has been denied a conscientious objection discharge--despite the support of his commanding officer.  "The very first time I held an M-16, in basic training, I was overwhelmed with guilt.  I remember standing there and feeling the weight of that killing machine pull me down."  Agustin did not want to participate in war or kill other human beings.

Agustin has a strong case and although his commanding officer supported his claim, after many months, it was rejected higher up the chain of command.  The period for appealing lapsed BEFORE Agustin was even informed his case had been declined.

Two of America's top attorneys in the field of conscientious objection have agreed to take Agustin's case for considerably reduced fees.  But we still need to raise $12,000.  To do this, we need your help.  We need just 480 people to give $25 each!  This should be possible, given all the people who oppose the war in Iraq.  Please make a donation and pass this on to your friends and colleagues who might also be interested.  Any excess (thinking positively!) will go into a general legal defense fund to help other soldiers in similar circumstances.  You can make it possible for one less soldier to occupy Iraq!



How To Donate

Euro donations to:
Military Counseling Network (MCN)
Hauptstrasse 1, 69245 Bammental, Germany
Phone : 06223-47506, Fax : 06223-47791
E-mail : Web :

Mail euro cheque donations to above address or wire euro donations to :
Bank Account : Kontonr. 21240069
Kreissparkasse Heilbronn, BLZ 620 500 00
Attn : "MCN - Legal Defense Fund"

British Sterling donations to :
London Mennonite Centre
14 Shepherds Hill, Highgate, London N6 5AQ, UK
E-mail :  Web :
Phone : 0845 4500 214 Fax : 020 8341 6807
Cheques should be made out to :
"London Mennonite Centre" and marked
"MCN - Legal Defense Fund"
Please mail to above address.

Dollar donations to :
Center for Conscience and War
1830 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC  20009
Phone : (202) 483-2220, 1-800-379-2679
Fax :(202) 483-1246
E-mail :  Web :
Donate Online : Make a Credit Card Donation, Online Check,
or Bank transfer with PayPal
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Go to
Click on the "MCN - Legal Defense Fund" Link

Endorsed By :

Military Counseling Network

Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomittee


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