Originally posted on WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange:

Members of the embryonic Veterans for Peace UK chapter have been actively supporting Bradley Manning this past year. On Easter Sunday, the chapter met officially for the first time, followed by a public launch on Easter Monday.

This report is taken from the Veterans for Peace UK website.

Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.

The aims of VFP UK were laid out;

1) To resist war through non-violent action.
2) To support war resisters.
3) To counter militarism and educate on the true nature of war.

A clarification of our committment to acting non-violently was made, Gerry Condon (VFP USA) explained that even though there are many pacifists within VFP it is…

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