Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Veterans For Peace UK Public Launch

Veterans For Peace UK had their initial meeting and Public Launch at the Guiseppe Conlon Catholic Worker House in London on Easter Monday, April 9, 2012.  There were approximately 60 people in attendance.  The speakers were veterans who told the stories their military service and subsequent refusal to fight in wars that they have learned are started with lies for the purpose of lining the pockets of the rich.  They have learned first hand the horrors of war and how easily innocent civilians are killed and maimed in these conflicts.

Now they speak out against war and occupation of foreign lands and the militarization of our society, advocating a non-violent approach to conflict as new members of Veterans For Peace.

They support war resistance in its various forms, and that includes supporting Bradley Manning and Julian Assange for telling the public the truth about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Three members of Veterans For Peace in the United States came to support the new UK chapter - Barry Ladendof, Gerry Condon, and Helen Jaccard


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