Saturday, July 25, 2009

British soldier refuses to return to Afghanistan

Serving soldier Joe Glenton spoke at a Stop the War rally last Thursday night about why he thinks the war in Afghanistan is wrong and why he's not going back. Also on the platform was Malalai Joya the courageous Afghan MP who spoke out about the domination of the parliament by warlords, drug traffickers and fundamentalists.

The old warning of international socialists still rings true: workers should not allow themselves to be dragged into capitalist wars where they will slaughter each other over and over again. The only reason that our capitalist rulers succeed in recruiting us is because of a deep tribalism that affects many humans and which they mistake for patriotism.

Only a few will question the sanity of war. Joe Glenton is one of those. And for having the courage to do so he should earn all our support. Please email him your support c/o
(Tel +44 (0)207 801 2768, 231 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EH, England).

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