American Activist, Joe Callahan, asks for support in Thunder Bay

According to his supporters, Joe Callahan has been a peace and justice activist since the Vietnam War — and more recently against the wars and occupations in the Middle East.

An American charged with human smuggling at the Pigeon River border crossing is looking for support in Thunder Bay.

Joe Callahan was arrested in July 2011 after two Salvadorans crossed the border into Canada looking for asylum.

In a letter seeking donations, the Joe Callahan Support Committee said Callahan was alone in his car when police arrested him, alleging he had helped with the Salvadorans' crossing. The letter said Canadian police used a backpack, maps and other items found in Callahan's car as the grounds for his arrest.

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