Tag: Veterans For Peace UK

This Is Killing

I made this mock Army Advert shown above recently after seeing Darren Cullen’s (SpellingMistakesCostLives) reinvention of the latest “this is belonging” Army advertising slogan to “this is belonging, to the state” (see bottom of page). I showed a friend my “This Is Killing” version and asked what he thought and should I share it. He said “Think that might be appealing? […]

PHONY ANTI-WAR PROTESTS

Veterans For Peace UK has a membership with a wide range of political views. That is one reason why we don’t get involved in party politics. Another reason is that it doesn’t matter who gets elected, Labour, Conservative or a coalition government, the wars just keep coming. So if we don’t get involved in domestic party politics, it is a […]

Chelsea Manning: A Real Post 9/11 Hero

“Among her achievements was to prove to other military personnel that they were correct to question the wars and entitled to refuse, resist and disobey.” It is instructive of our times that the greatest military hero of a generation became a prisoner not in the dungeons of some far-off enemy but in those of her own side. Meaningful military heroism, […]

Veterans For Peace: Christmas Truce by Fenya

Song, Christmas Truce (below) by Fenya. From the VFP UK website: Veterans For Peace UK is a voluntary ex-services organisation of men and women, who collectively have served in every war that Britain has fought since World War 2. We belong within a wider international movement that began in the USA in 1985. We have members all over the UK with Action […]

MYTH OF THE MEDAL

One year ago today, Veterans For Peace UK member Daniel Lenham stood outside Downing St and threw his service medals on the ground (see video below) in protest at the government’s decision to sanction air strikes on Syria. Now he has written a moving poem about his decision: Myth of the Medal One year ago today, I gave you them […]

MILITARY TRAINING: OBEY, HATE, KILL

Wayne Sharrocks served in the British Army and is a member of Veterans For Peace UK. http://www.waynesharrocks.com/ I joined the Army at 17 years old and acquired 7 year’s experience. During those 7 years I served in The Rifles and The Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) where I was deployed in front line operations in Afghanistan (twice), where I was shot […]

DON’T JOIN THE ARMY

DON’T BECOME A HATER. Soldiers are encouraged to hate. You will be encouraged to: Hate soldiers in other regiments. Hate people in the Royal Air Force. Hate the Royal Navy. Hate civilians (that means your friends and family). Hate foreigners. This is all done to make you feel that you are in a special gang and that all of the people in your gang are special. This feeling will then be exploited to get you to carry out tasks you would never have done