Monday, June 8, 2009

War Resister Seeks Asylum and Rebuilding after War

Listen to "War Resister Seeks Asylum and Rebuilding after War"

US Army enlistee André Shepherd applied for asylum in Germany in 2008. This because on the grounds of conscience he refused to redeploy to Iraq. He now lives with other asylum-seekers, mainly Iraqis and Afghans, in a facility provided by the German government.

Not for profit organization Rebuilding Alliance rebuilds homes and communities in regions of war and occupation and advocates for government policies towards these regions based on human rights and international law. Executive Director Donna Baranski-Walker talks about their projects which are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities and offer people around the world immediate ways to make peace, starting with the tangible support of a family's right to a home.

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