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Articles written from activists in the Peace and Counter-recruitment movement relating to the militarization of youth.

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Another Cover for Army Recruiting Pat Elder 10092
2 Military Recruiting Vans Draw Fire Pat Elder 9699
3 U.S. Military Takes Education Hostage Rick Jahnkow 145
4 Congress Plants Another Pentagon Virus in Public Education Rick Jahnkow 10087
5 Jr. ROTC Contributes to the School Funding Crisis Rick Jahnkow 10179
6 A Strategic Blind Spot for Progressives Rick Jahnkow 11070
7 Surprise Attempt to Force Military Training into High Schools Fails — for Now Rick Jahnkow 8661
8 2005 Could Be a Turning Point for the Antiwar Movement Rick Jahnkow 9370
9 In Need of a Proactive Peace Movement Rick Jahnkow 9198
10 National Counter-recruitment Movement Enters New Stage Rick Jahnkow 6292
11 A Few Good Kids? webmaster 33910
12 Veterans and GIs: 'The only occupations in our interests are here in the U.S.' webmaster 20173
13 An Interview with Clint Coppernoll - Counter-Recruitement: Preventing the Military from Getting More Youth for Their Wars webmaster 7060
14 The Permanent Militarization of America Aaron B. O’Connell 23683
15 Cessation of Military Recruiting in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Amy Hagopian & Kathy Barker -American Public Health Association 8216
16 Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health? Amy Hagopian, PhD, Kathy Barker, PhD 13492
17 Militarism in Education Andreas Speck 8743
18 Countering Junior Recruitment Asif ullah 13163
19 Parent Teacher Conference Night – November 5, 2014, New York City Barbara Harris 795
20 Student – Teacher Unity is the Only Way Forward! BullenInaBible 4819
21 How the Military Collects Data on Millions of High School Students Charles Davis 2259
22 War Making and State Making as Organized Crime Charles Tilly 16195
23 Teaching Peace Colman McCarthy 11221
24 Military Veterans and Corporate America Dan Beucke 5949
25 Marquette and ROTC: an unholy alliance Daniel C. Maguire 1563
26 A Disturbing Meeting at the Gym Dave Lindorff 6141
27 U.S. Army Assaults Its Biggest Fan David Swanson 9390
28 When the World Outlawed War David Swanson 14771
29 Resistance of One David Swanson 7695
30 Wars Begin in High School Cafeterias David Swanson 11316
31 Army Experience Center’s Bad Experience: Turns out Training Kids to Kill Not Popular with Public David Swanson 11120
32 Illegal Immigrants: Uncle Sam Wants You Deborah Davis 9286
33 Teachers of Garfield High School in Seattle Say No! dianerav 12818
34 10 Ways to Protect Your Child From the ASVAB Dr. Teresa Whitehurst 33436
35 Jorge Mariscal habla sobre el reclutamiento de latinoamericanos en el ejército de Estados Unidos Erasmo Magoulas 9950
36 The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions Eugene V Beresin, M.D. 3271
37 Military Targets Corvallis High Schools: Too Young to Drink, Old Enough to Serve Genevieve Weber - Corvallis Advocate 8883
38 Military Recruiters Target Campus Activists HADAS THIER And KATRINA YEAW 5199
39 Militarism and Education from a Feminist Perspective: the Case of Israel Haggith Gor & Rela Mazali 28673
40 The US Military’s Totally Cool Mobile Enlistment Exhibits Hannah K, Gold 785
41 Violence, USA Henry A. Giroux 6279
42 Violence, USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life Henry A. Giroux 27699
43 Endless War - Marines prepare for enlistment challenge James Dao 11575
44 Sustainable Options for Youth: First Fall Visit to Austin High School Jeff Webster and Susan Van Haitsma 1787
45 "The Dark Knight Rises", Media Violence, & Social Change Jennifer Epps 21075
46 The Childrens Crusade Jennifer Wedekind 2930
47 On My Son’s First Day of Kindergarten: organizes communities to defend their schools from NCLB Jesse Hagopian 708
48 Reflection on My Time as Project YANO’s Student Intern Jesus Mendez-Carbajal 511
49 Hansel and Gretel at the Military Recruiter John LaForge 691
50 The Pentagon is Like the Vatican John Stanton 7962
51 America's Third World War John Stockwell 1318
52 Teaching Children War Jon Letman 25381
53 Counter-Recruiting the "Hispanic Market" Jorge Mariscal 10233
54 Military Enlistment: or When a Contract Isn't Contract Jorge Mariscal 10006
55 How Military Recruiters Pitch to Latinos Jorge Mariscal 10188
56 What Veterans See Jorge Mariscal 8852
57 Growing the Military Jorge Mariscal 9725
58 Military Recruitment and the Immigration Debate Jorge Mariscal 14893
59 Youth Activists Demand Military-Free Schools Jorge Mariscal 7840
60 Still Waiting, Still DREAMing Jorge Mariscal 10229
61 Fighting the Poverty Draft Jorge Mariscal 9356
62 The Poverty Draft Jorge Mariscal 10100
63 Changing Recruitment Policies in Schools: One Phone Call and Email at a Time Kate Connell 632
64 The Securitized Student Kenneth J. Saltman 1353
65 Football, the military and one Florida high school student’s difficult choice Kent Babb 402
66 Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Linda Pershing, with Lara Bell 35467
67 War, Inc: The Benefits of Endless Conflict Mark Taliano 4554
68 Notes Toward More Powerful Organizing: Pitfalls and Potential in Counter-recruitment Organizing Matt Guynn 14484
69 In Chicago schools' Junior ROTC programs, some see a troubling trend Matthew Kovac 9198
70 Mapping the Terrain of War Corporatism: The Human Terrain System within the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex Maximilian Forte 8697
71 DeKalb Schools Military Catch Basin Michael Burke 1168
72 Militarism in the Land, the Water and the Schools Michael Lujan Bevacqua 820
73 Questioning the Ethics of Military Recruitment at Fordham Nick Haggerty 1026
74 Five Years of Counter Recruitment in Chicago Nick Kreitman 7732
75 Crack Down at Kent State NIKKI ROBINSON 4602
76 2013 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruiting and School De-militarization Organizing NNOMY Steering Committee 16796
77 Play virtual war as much as you like, but don’t shoot at the Red Cross! OPAL 5206
78 Direct Action against Militarism Owen Everett 2089
79 Report shows violence in movies, games can trigger agressive thoughts and feelings Pat Curtis 5870
80 A Call To All Activists to Shut Down the "Army Experience Center" Pat Elder 9798
81 Counter-Recruitment Deserves Higher Priority on the Peace Agenda Pat Elder 10940
82 Endless War: How Shooting Games Perpetuate War as the New Normal Patricia Hernandez 10907
83 Boots On The Ground Patrick Elder and Seth Kershner 871
84 Army Report Analyzes Decreasing Popularity of High School Military Testing Paula Hoffman-Villanueva 10050
85 Peaceful Vocations Demands Option 8 Privacy Protections for Texan High School Youth Peaceful Vocations 15881
86 Targeting Youth: What Everyone Should Know About Mulitary Recruiting in Public High Schools Report Prepared by The Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Rutgers School of Law-Newark 836
87 How Peace Activists Can Win Access to Schools Equal to that of Military Recruiters Rick Jahnkow 11193
88 The Militarization of Catholic Jesuit University Education Robert Graf 6287
89 Saying No to Militarism Robert Koehler 6956
90 Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture Roger Stahl 8828
91 JROTC Wants to Invade Hundreds More Schools Sam Diener 344
92 Just say No: Organizing Against Militarism in Public Schools Scott Harding - School of Social Work University of Connecticut / Seth Kershner - Simmons College 16172
93 Drones Are a Military Recruiting Issue Seth Kershner 1488
94 Education Alert: Military Teaches Our Kids Seth Kershner 2201
95 The Military’s View of Counter-recruitment Seth Kershner 2005
96 Navy Steals: The military's new interest in STEM education Seth Kershner 5474
97 Henry Giroux on the Militarization of Public Pedagogy Seth Kershner 2063
98 The militarization of American public schools Steve Filips and Don Barrett 1553
99 The Military Invasion of My High School: The role of JROTC Sylvia McGauley 1099
100 Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut: Don't Let SB 423 Die! The National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy 1407
101 Teaching War Todd Finley 4615
102 Creating Killers and Dyers Tony Soldo 5155
103 Counter-recruitment revisited: Students against the Draft and War challenges the school administration at Foss high school in Tacoma Washington Various Sources 1886
104 Veterans for Peace Call for an End to NATO Veterans For Peaqce 5273
105 Military Service in the United States of America: Issues of Conscience and Human Rights War Resisters International 8086
106 It All Turns on Affection Wendell Berry 7630
107 Passing the Torch, at Last: Finding a New Generation of Anti-War Activists William Hathaway 2643
108 The History of War Resisters League (USA) WRL 683
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Stretched to supply the manpower to fight two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults.  Videogames, social networks, and the schools themselves are all fertile soil for Pentagon recruiters.  On this edition, guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roundtable discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place. 


Sandra Schwartz, American Friends Service Committee San Francisco Peace Education Coordinator; David Ledesma, One Voice Executive Director; Sokthy Mean, Bay-Peace counter recruiter.

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