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.
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..............
*Radio interview with former SAS soldier Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace UK (10 mins)
http://tinyurl.com/crr6brc or see link below
Ben Griffin - Veterans For Peace - mp3 6.4Mb