Veterans for peace

IssueApril 2012
News by PN staff

On 9 April, Easter Monday, former SAS soldier Ben Griffin will officially launch Veterans for Peace in the UK. The group, founded in the US over 25 years ago, is committed to resisting war through nonviolent action.

Speaking at the event will be British and US veterans of the Second World War, the Malayan Emergency, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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. This 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.’

Topics: Armed forces