Friday 6 April 2012

Veterans for Peace UK launches on Easter Monday

Veterans for Peace UK - Our Stories, Our Aims, Our Actions.
Celebrate the launch of Veterans for Peace UK.
Easter Monday 09 April 2012 1400hrs (2pm)
Come and hear veterans speak the truth about war.

Michael Lyons - Royal Navy Veteran
After reading WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diaries (that Bradley Manning is charged with disclosing), Michael refused to deploy to Afghanistan and was sentenced to seven months in Colchester Military Prison.
Gerry Condon - US Army Veteran
Refused deployment to the war in Vietnam, went underground in Europe and Canada. Gerry is a prominent organiser for Veterans for Peace and the Bradley Manning Support Network.
Matthew Horne - British Infantry Veteran
Matthew served in Iraq with the Scots Guards and spent over 100 consecutive nights on the ground at Occupy London.
Ben Griffin - SAS Veteran
Ben left the Army after refusing to continue serving in Iraq; he is the founder of Veterans for Peace UK.
Jim Radford - WW2 D-Day Veteran
A celebrated folk singer, Jim has been involved in veteran’s peace groups since the days of Ex-Services CND.

FREE ENTRY - ALL WELCOME (Donations appreciated).
Location - Giuseppe Conlon Hall, 49 Mattison Road, London, N4 1BG.
Transport – Tube - Piccadilly Line - Manor House.
Bus - 29, 341, 141 - Mattison Road Bus Stop.
Timings - 1400hrs - Arrive from 2pm.
1500hrs - Launch of Veterans for Peace UK with speakers / music.
1700/1900hrs - Party BYO drink and some food to share.

For more information / RSVP
Phone - Ben 07866 559 312
Email - veteransforpeaceuk AT

Ben Griffin Matthew Horne, Michael Lyons outside the U.S. Embassy in Solidarity with Bradley Manning (3 mins 30 secs)

Jim Radford singing "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (5 mins)