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Report, Photos & Radio Interview - Veterans for Peace UK Officially Launched

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:03author by Vetarans for Peace UK Report this post to the editors

Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.
Easter Sunday launch of UK Veterans For Peace
Easter Sunday launch of UK Veterans For Peace

The aims of VFP UK were laid out;
1) To resist war through non-violent action.
2) To support war resisters.
3) To counter militarism and educate on the true nature of war.

A clarification of our committment to acting non-violently was made, Gerry Condon (VFP USA) explained that even though there are many pacifists within VFP it is not a pacifist organisation. Bruce Kent enlightened us with some stories of resistance from within the British Army that are not well known.

REPORT/ PHOTOS CONTINED..............
http://tinyurl.com/c9oz2wp

*Radio interview with former SAS soldier Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace UK (10 mins)
http://tinyurl.com/crr6brc or see link below

Related Link: http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/media/2012/04//494912.mp3

Ben Griffin - Veterans For Peace - mp3 6.4Mb

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   UK Veterans Launch VFP Chapter     by Helen Jaccard and Gerry Condon, Vets for Peace USA    Wed Apr 18, 2012 08:21 
   Céad Míle Fáilte     Justin Morahan    Thu Apr 19, 2012 00:55 
   “Wars are very easy to get into and very hard to extract yourself from”     Matt Report    Thu Apr 19, 2012 09:44 
   VIDS from Launch     VIDS of Launch    Tue Apr 24, 2012 08:33 


 
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