MEMBERS of Wrexham Peace & Justice Forum took part in the All-Wales Peace Festival in Aberystwyth.
The event was held as an international day of action to mark the second anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq.
The theme of the day was Responsibility and War. In the morning, protesters marched through Aberystwyth to the Castle, where they listened to speeches on Castle Green.
Members of the Peace Tax Seven explained why they had been withholding that part of their income tax (about 10%) which is used for military purposes.
All seven have been taken to court for non-payment of tax. The seven are now seeking a judicial review of UK tax policy, arguing that anyone who has a conscientious objection to military spending should be able to insist that the proportion of their tax which would normally be spent on this should be used for peaceful purposes.
After the speakers, there was lunch at the Old College, followed by seminars and workshops in the afternoon. Speakers for the afternoon session included Ken Booth, Head of International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Milan Rai, author and activist, who also spoke in Wrexham this week.