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(en) Ireland, Workers Solidarity issue #93 is - Slaves May Not Leave Their Masters

Date Sat, 07 Oct 2006 09:16:23 +0200

The number of soldiers absconding from the British Army has trebled since the
invasion of Iraq. The high profile case of RAF officer Malcolm Kendall-Smith,
who has been jailed for refusing to return to Iraq to fight what he regarded as
an illegal war, is an indication of the discontent within the armed forces.
With hardly a mention in the press, the British parliament passed, with very
few votes against, a new Armed Services Act, under which soldiers who desert
the armed forces because they refuse to serve in a foreign military occupation
could now face life imprisonment.
The aim is clearly to deter soldiers from following their conscience, whether by
going absent without leave or by refusing to participate in invasions.
From the anarchist journal Workers Solidarity 93, Sept/Oct 2006
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