Thursday, 20 June, 2013 - 20:00
Joe Glenton went to jail rather than return to Afghanistan to fight in a war he did not believe in. On Thursday evening at 8pm in Richardson’s Eyre Square, Galway, he will give his eyewitness account of the “War on Terror” on the killing fields of Afghanistan.
About Joe Glenton
Joe Glenton was the first British soldier to refuse to serve in Afghanistan on legal and moral grounds. Threatened with years in prison, he challenged and beat the military on the charge of desertion; which was withdrawn before trial to avoid a public examination of the War on Terror.
Today, he is a writer and film-maker. He has narrated and presented a four-part series called The Soldier Myth. This is now available to watch free on Youtube and draws on the testimonies of recent Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as well as historians, academics, activists and family members of those killed in the wars.