Reception for Refuseniks


On 22 November 2012, IJAN & Payday men’s network hosted a reception for refuseniks Ben Griffin (left in the photo) and Ronnie Barkan at the Crossroads Women’s Centre.

Ronnie, an Israeli activist, refused to complete his military service, he co-founded Boycott From Within and is a member of Anarchists Against the Wall.

Ben,a UK activist, formerly an SAS trooper, resigned from the military and exposed the UK forces’ complicity with extraordinary rendition and torture. Currently he leads UK Veterans for Peace and campaigns for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

Bothspoke movingly and informatively about their anti-military and anti-warorganizing – leading by example those of us who refuse to be killers, torturers and rapists for murderous governments.