SOLDIER DEFIES MILITARY ORDERS TO JOIN DEMONSTRATION
Lance Corporal Joe Glenton is refusing an order from his regimental commander that he returns to barracks and does not attend the Stop the War Bring the Troops Home demonstration on Saturday 24 October.
Lance Cpl Glenton faces court martial because he refuses to return to fight in Afghanistan. In July he gave his reasons in a letter to Gordon Brown.
He says, “I am marching tomorrow to send a message to Gordon Brown. Instead of sending more troops, he must bring them all home. He cannot sit on his hands and wait while more and more of my comrades are killed.
“I am proud to be marching again – this time for Stop the War.”
For more details on why Joe is defying the orders of his military commander, go to: http://bit.ly/CYOUE
Joe Glenton will lead the demonstration tomorrow, together with ex-soldiers, a number of military families and Peter Brierley, father of a soldier killed in Iraq, who made headlines recently by refusing to shake Tony Blair’s hand, saying “You have my son’s blood on your hands.”
Demonstrate 24 October: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan Assemble 12 noon Hyde Park: March to Trafalgar Square Called by Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI The march will be lead by anti-war military families & soldiers For full details, go to: http://bit.ly/14uRwZ
PLEASE NOTE: Marble Arch tube station will be closed tomorrow. Use Lancaster Gate, Bond Street or Hyde Park Corner stations.
104 YEAR OLD WILL MARCH WITH US TOMORROW
Being 104 will not stop Hetty Bower, who has been on every Stop the War march, from joining us tomorrow. Her only complaint is that Stop the War marches are “too slow”! For more about the remarkable Hetty, see: http://bit.ly/3a8QQo