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War Veterans to launch Veterans for PeaceUK *RSVP-EASTER MONDAY 09 APRIL 1400hrs

Veterans for Peace.UK | 27.03.2012 08:42 | Terror War

*PRESS RELEASE *RSVP - EASTER MONDAY 09 APRIL 1400hrs (2pm) - Come Celebrate the launch of Veterans for Peace UK.
On Easter Monday, Veterans for Peace will officially launch in the UK. Founded in the USA over 25 years ago Veterans for Peace are committed to resisting war through non-violent action.

Speaking about the event, former SAS soldier Ben Griffin said “We live in a society that is constantly bombarded with one view of the wars that we fight. Our soldiers are portrayed as heroes but the many veterans who are critical of war are ignored. After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and with politicians calling for strikes on Iran, this event will be an opportunity to hear from veterans with a wide range of experience who have seen war first hand and are calling for peace”.

Speaking at the event will be British and American veterans of WW2, Malaya, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Iraq & Afghanistan.

Veterans for Peace UK Launch
Monday 09 April 2012 1400hrs
Giuseppe Conlon Hall
49 Mattison Road
N4 1BG

email – veteransforpeaceuk AT
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Veterans for Peace UK are committed to non-violent resistance to war. They have carried out non-violent resistance to the war in Afghanistan, supported persecuted war resisters, visited schools to counter the myths about war and forged strong links with Veterans for Peace in the USA.


RSVP - EASTER MONDAY 09 APRIL 1400hrs (2pm) - Come Celebrate the launch of Veterans for Peace UK.

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
Email - veteransforpeaceuk AT
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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)

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Event Update 14 Veterans and 46 civvies have confirmed to attend

08.04.2012 08:48

As of Sunday moring we have have 60 RSVP's (includes 14 military veterans) confirming atenmdance at the event.
Giuseppe Conlon Hall has a 400 seated capacity.

Venue is decked ouot well and we have a good sound system.

RSVP's halp us prepare for numbers so if ya coming shoot off an RSVP.
veteransforpeaceuk AT

Also bring some food to share. We will be doing some cooking from noon.
There are off licencses near the venue so ya can pop out after the speeches at 5pm to get ya drinks etc. and return to the event or pick them up on the way.

There will be a Veterans for Peace info stall and also a second table for other activists attending to place their literature (like at the anarchist bookfair).

There are a number of musicians who will hold a session at one end of the hall from 5-7

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