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The army needs... subvertising

Vivien Groan | 09.04.2009 17:53 | Anti-militarism

Subvertised Army posters on phone boxes in North London.

These posters are all over billboards, phone boxes and buses in London right now, maybe elsewhere too.

The Army continues to sign up young recruits with contracts which may bind them to the Army for years.

Under the Armed Forces Act 2006, 'disobedience to lawful commands' is an offence punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, while desertion 'intended to avoid a period of active service' may be punished by life imprisonment.

Army recruits don't have employment protection rights, nor do they have the right to join a trade union.

Every potential recruit needs to know about these things before they sign on the dotted line and they can't rely on the Ministry of Defence to explain the small print.

Advice is available from At Ease:

Vivien Groan


Display the following 8 comments

  1. Following Orders — squaddie 'e'e
  2. Easy to peel off too — nobody
  3. war is terror — anon
  4. "Move back into our society"? — point
  5. anon — no
  6. Mercenaries against Autonomy — More troops in boxes please
  7. Dr no — anon
  8. oh my god! — evil babykiller machine slave of the government