Mike Lyons & Ben Griffin to speak in Chicago

Mike Lyons & Ben GriffinBen Griffin is a former SAS soldier who served in Afghanistan and Iraq before refusing to continue serving in Iraq. He instigated the launch of Veterans For Peace in the UK.

Mike Lyons is a former Royal Navy medic who refused to deploy to Afghanistan after reading Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diaries. After having his application for Conscientious Objector status turned down he spent 6 months in military prison.

Both have been active in solidarity action in support of Julian Assange and PFC Bradley Manning.

August 6, 2013 7:00 p.m.
DePaul University College of Law
25 East Jackson Boulevard Room 242

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Voices for Creative Nonviolence



  1. T A Griffin says:

    Maybe lessons ought really to be learnt from events in Egypt…When does ‘the military’ have the right to overthrow a legitimately democratically elected President…and please note how much money the American government pays to support the Egyptian Army…billions of dollars…maybe some people ought to learn about democracy…especially on Independence Day in USA…the whole basis of American Democracy is based on the viloent overthrow of the legitimate government…TAG

    1. Sue Tumath says:

      Would have gone to hear them, but will be leaving Chicago that very day!!

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