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War resisters

CO Day

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.

Joe Glenton gaoled

Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to return to fight in Afghanistan on moral grounds, and who has since become an anti-war activist, was jailed for nine months on 5 March, for going abse

Cowardy cowardy custard

I read, with uneasy and strongly personal interest, the discussions in September’s issue.

Anti-war soldier faces 10 years in prison

A British soldier accused of desertion for refusing to serve in Afghanistan is now being prosecuted for taking part in an anti-war protest, on charges that carry a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment

Dahr Jamail, 'The Will to Resist'

Haymarket, 2009; ISBN 978-1-931-859-88-2; 230pp; £13.99

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Defend Joe Glenton

This month, lance corporal Joe Glenton of the Royal Logistic Corps faces court martial for refusing to return to combat in Afghanistan.

Ozgur Hezgar Cinar and Coskun Usterci (eds), 'Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society'

Zed Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 848132 78 8; 272pp; £19.99

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Call to honour COs

Plaid Cymru assembly member Bethan Jenkins has tabled a statement of opinion at the National Assembly to honour the memory of conscientious objectors in Wales: “I call upon all Assembly me

War resisters

Joe Glenton – the British lance corporal who refuses to return to Afghanistan on grounds of conscience (see PN 2513) – has had two charges of disobeying a lawful command dropped.

US war resisters and UK soldiers' mother speak out against the wars

While US soldiers continue to resist deportation from Canada, the mother of two British soldiers serving in Afghanistan has spoken out against the war.