Sham is for the Army, apparently.

#1
http://www.uclunion.org/student-union/forum/2008/03/ucl-students-vote-to.php


Apparently Sham is fighting for the rights of serving & ex-servicemen :roll:

If the mejia had contacted him:

Sham would have told them that the socialist youth
group that he is a member of, Revolution, supports rank and file
soldiers’ rights – to meet independently from their officers, to take
political action, and, yes, to refuse to fight in reactionary wars. The
armed forces, on the other hand, ban serving soldiers from speaking in
public or telling the truth about life on the frontline; they fight
long legal battles to deny the existence of war-related illnesses, like
Gulf War Syndrome; they pay the Gurkhas, British soldiers from Nepal,
and their widows a pittance, because non-white lives are cheaper, more
expendable.
Although he also called us :
A bunch of fustrated
soldiers taking out their testosterone-fueled insecurities at their
computers is hardly making me shiver in my boots. Reactionary bigots,
the lot of them.
He is also annoyed because at Prince Harry because:
the royal was held
several miles behind the frontline, telephoning through co-ordinates at
guessed-at Taliban positions to far from heroic hi-tech jet pilots to
bomb from on high
And here is the best part, Sham is a walt - I think that means he can have his own wiki page now (a quote from an article he wrote):

If any journalists had bothered to phone Sham up, they would have found out that, far from being a woolly pacifist, he was a cadet with several
years training before being disillusioned by British imperialism’s
colonial and reactionary policies.
Here is how they support soldiers
When we call for victory to the resistance we are calling for the defeat of the US and UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the policy of revolutionary defeatism - the policy that the Bolsheviks argued during the First World War. When summarising this policy Lenin said, “During a reactionary war a revolutionary class cannot but desire the defeat of its own government”. Well all the reasons outlined above make it clear that the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan is a reactionary war waged by imperialist forces to assert control over the semi-colonies. In wars such as this the working class has no interest in the war continuing (and indeed public opinion surveys show that the majority of British and American people do not support the war in Iraq) but workers, most often young, are still sent to die for the interests of their ruling class and their profits. British workers have more in common with the Iraqi working class than they do with the bosses at home and defeat for the coalition forces would bring an end to the war and the deaths on both sides.

This is the only consistently socialist and internationalist stance to take, and where many so-called socialists get sucked into to supporting “our boys” whilst lobbying a war-mongering government to call an end to the war we unashamedly call for their defeat at the hand of the resistance. But that does not mean we want to see British troops needlessly killed - the majority of rank and file soldiers are after-all from working class families and blogs written by troops in Iraq as well as the increase in suicide rates in the British army show that many do not want to be sent to die in Bush and Blair's war for oil - and so we fight for rank and file troops rights to organise independently of their officers and call on them to refuse to obey orders to attack the Iraqi people.
from this link: http://www.worldrevolution.org.uk/index.php?id=75,452,0,0,1,0

*For search purposes: Sham H Rajyaguru
 
#3
Troops out of UCL

This union notes:

1. That while the Officer Training Corps are an external organization and not a UCL Union club or society they have frequently been given special access to UCL Union Freshers Faire and ReFreshers Faire. This has included multiple large stalls with multimedia displays and representatives in military uniform, giving them greater exposure than allotted to Union societies.

2. That the Officer Training Corps is a branch of the Army, members may be called up for active duty even while in university should the Army claim to be in a ‘national emergency.’ As such, Officer Training Corps cadets constitute a reserve military force which along with other reserve forces, enable the government to engage in a more aggressive foreign policy, deploying its active forces abroad rather than needing to employ active forces in national defense. Officer Training Corps put students under the command of full time military officers.

3. That the chief function of the Officer Training Corps is military recruitment.

4. That this Union has already passed several motions condemning UCL’s financial involvement in the military industry.

5. That Cambridge Students Union banned the Officer Training Corps from its freshers events in 1999.

6. That UCL Union already has a standing policy against investment in companies that produce weapons for the military.


This union believes:

1. That providing the Officer Training Corps stalls at Freshers Faire alongside official Union societies, amounts to an implied endorsement of the Corps and the Army and their activities, by the Union. It further provides the Officer Training Corps direct access to all UCL students interested in Union organized activities at the Freshers Faire, directly aiding Officer Training Corps recruitment.

2. That because the British military under the Labour Government is currently engaged in an aggressive war overseas, for the Union to use its resources to encourage students to join the military or participate in military recruitment activities at this time would give political and material support to the war.

3. That it is inconsistent for the Union to lobby UCL to end its involvement with companies that provide weapons for the military, as is Union policy, while the Union is actively involved in promoting organizations that provide officers for the military.

4. That the Union should not endorse or promote the Officer Training Corps, the military or the foreign policy of the Labour government and the Bush white house.

This union resolves:

1. To ban the Officer Training Corps and Territorial Army from Freshers Faire, ReFreshers Faire, and all other UCL Union organized events.

2. To prohibit any military recruitment activity at UCL Union events and premises.

3. To give no platform for military, paramilitary, military reserve, officer training, or other organizations whose primary mission is to conduct or glorify war.

4. To mandate all UCL Union representatives to University of London Union to lobby ULU to ban the Officer Training Corps and other military recruiters from its freshers events and to remove the link to the Officer Training Corps from its website.
 
#4
No, you have him all wrong, Sham is a CNUT.
He is shitting himslef right now because he knows we know who he is and where he is and at any time any one of us could be the guy next to him at the bar, waiting patiently for the ideal time to extract revenge.
Now he knows how Salman Rushdie feels (except without the police protection).
 
#5
How can anyone this stupid think he will be taken seriously ?

Sham is indeed a sham. Nothing but tired old cliches.
 
#6
Dog-faced-soldier said:
No, you have him all wrong, Sham is a CNUT.
He is shitting himslef right now because he knows we know who he is and where he is and at any time any one of us could be the guy next to him at the bar, waiting patiently for the ideal time to extract revenge.
Now he knows how Salman Rushdie feels (except without the police protection).
At least Fishy Rushdie had enough talent to punch out a book or 6. This little cnut lives out his political fantasies through student politics, which is basically fisherprice.
 
#8
Who is this Sham character?
He sounds like a cnut!
 
#11
The idiocy of this clown is unbelievable. I do not know if he truly believes the sh1t he is spouting, but his argument is flawed on so many levels.
 
#13
joey_deacons_lad said:
Sham if you read this can you name one socialist country where the "workers" are better off than in this capitalist hell hole.

Nope didnt think so mong!!!

On that note sham, if you read this, you can also fook off home to where you came from and study in one of your own universities, and claim whatever benefits and grants they will give you.
 
#15
Sham can say what he wants but as far as I'm concerened he's just a fucking Asian gobshite student with no real life experience.
 
#16
Wow, the guy holds long-debunked 90 year-old opinions!

How "progressive" and "revolutionary".

He is just a bot carrying out the programme of a long dead dictator.
 
#17
arby said:
"Sham is a Cunt" T shirts anyone?
What a good idea. One for each of the uni students free on freshers day make in the peoples utopia of Thailand by slave workers changed to a bench. And all instigated for him, he will be so happy. But change the message to “[align=center]Vote for Sham[/align]
[align=center]made by slave workers[/align]
 
#18
Sham would have told them that the socialist youth
group that he is a member of, Revolution, supports rank and file
soldiers’ rights – to meet independently from their officers, to take
political action, and, yes, to refuse to fight in reactionary wars.
If only the Russian squaddies sent to Afghanistan had tried that! Oh wait... they'd have been shot.
 
#19
The
armed forces, on the other hand, ban serving soldiers from speaking in
public or telling the truth about life on the frontline;
Guess what, genius, when you are gainfully employed it is usually against the terms of your contract to speak unauthorised in public/to the press about your employer, particularly if it is negative. If I went public with "isn't my employer shit"-type statements, I would be disciplined immediately. My feet would not touch the floor. speaking out in this way is also known as biting the hand that feeds you.

But man, everything he writes is classical Marxism (including his view of the army and "officers"), and was practically lived verbatim from 90 year old works of Lenin (the nasty mass murdering bastard that he was).
 

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