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Enlisted Men For Justice

We, the Enlisted Men For justice, are a group of active duty servicemen fighting military injustice. We feel the present guidelines of the UCMJ often gives less than a "fair shake'' in regard to justice and legality.

Legal matters are almost everything that happens to you. From a senseless hassle by some ate-up lifer to counseling people on hardship or conscientious objector discharges to actual court-martial cases.

We feel the necessary legal information that should be easily available to everyone is often withheld in an attempt to keep people at the mercy of the UCMJ, or is it the Secret Code of Military Toughness?

We understand that many charges and court-martials arise out of prejudice and racism. It is easy to see why a military that is waging a war against third would people in Asia would carry a racist attitude into the so-called ''halls of justice,'' The military mind treats run whites as a personal threat and has never hesitated to put them behind bars.

We support these and all people in their struggle against an unjust system. We demand that all service men be able to stand up against this corrupt system and assert their democratic rights. We have lawyers' services available free of charge and also have experienced military counselors. Give yourself a fair chance, learn of your legal rights before you are forced to, Come out to the Enlisted Men's OPEN BAY, and then armed with an understanding of the military code of injustice -demand that all rights be returned to their rightful owner-you!

Above and beyond the struggle for our democratic rights, we recognize that the Vietnam War and the general U.S. policy in Asia are important problems of the day which we must deal with. Our involvement in the struggle of the Buckles' 3 is one way we have to light against the war- We realize that our country is having great economic and social problems. We cannot be blind to this, but muse study these problems and fight to change where necessary, and improve where possible, our country and society.

If we are to have a democracy in our country we cannot be afraid to open our mouths and express our feelings and disagreements with what is wrong with the military or our country. Those who refuse to sign petitions or become involved because they are afraid they will get in trouble should realize that by such refusal they are actually giving up the democratic rights they say they believe in.

Now is not the time to hide your beliefs. Many of us share similar thoughts and feelings, The Enlisted Men For Justice is an organization where we can unite in our common beliefs and not be afraid to struggle for what we think is right.

About Face! The U.S. Servicemen's Fund Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 6

 

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