Opposing the Armed Forces Bill

from l to r: Michael Kalmanovitz, Gwyn Gwyntopher, Selma James, Ben Griffin, Bill Hetherington

In 2006, with the Global Women’s Strike (GWS), vets and peace organisations we opposed the Armed Forces Bill which threatened soldiers who desert or refuse to occupy a foreign territory with life emprisonment.The Bill became an Act, but we forced a 2.5 hours discussion in the Lords.