Sent to DS by the author, thanks Stephen.
by Stephen Dohnberg
previously published Digit Journal with lots of photos, April 15, 2009
April 16, 2009
Interview: Sgt.Matthis Chiroux -Veteran, war resistor, and outspoken critic of the both the Bush and Obama administrations Mid East and Central Asian Policy faces Military Hearing for “Misconduct” on April 21st. We spoke to Matthis about his upcoming case.
War resistor, veteran, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, faces a “Misconduct” hearing on April 21/09 for his refusal to deploy to Iraq. His hearing will take place in St. Louis, at the courts on 1 Reserve Way, Overland, MO.
Sgt. Chiroux, an Individual Ready Reservist, publicly refused activation and deployment orders to Iraq, citing the war as “an illegal and immoral occupation”.
He has also chosen to stay on U.S. soil to ” to defend himself from any charges brought against him by the military”.
March On The Pentagon: IVAW (Matthis Chiroux)
March 22, 2009
WASHINGTON — March 21, 2009. Members of Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW), including war resister Matthis Chiroux speak at a rally prior to the march on the Pentagon.
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Chiroux declared in a recent press release “My resistance as a non commissioned officer to this abhorrent occupation is just as legitimate now as it was last year”
“Soldiers have a duty to adhere to the international laws of war described as supreme in Article 6, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which we swear to abide by before the orders of any superior, including our former or current president.”