Documents and guides offering strategies for demilitarization.

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Demilitarizing Life & Land Demilitarizing Life & Landhot!Tooltip 10/19/2011 Hits: 8386

FOR Life & LandThe Fellowship of Reconciliation pursues a vision of a free and “demilitarized” world in which the Earth’s resources sustain life and promote the well-being of all people.

To do so, we challenge economic exploitation, work to eradicate racism and religious intolerance, and call attention to imperialistic U.S. foreign policy. As we continue to speak truth to power, FOR engages in an ongoing interfaith dialogue to shift the collective unconscious from a fear-based military culture to a peaceful world community grounded in faith and nonviolent justice.

At the start of 2011, we launched a series of projects, campaigns, and collaborations to demilitarize life and land in the Americas and the Middle East.

Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflictProduced by UNICEF and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, this publication is an essential guide to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child related to children in armed conflict. It describes the context surrounding its adoption, efforts supporting its objectives, key provisions and the legislative processes involved for signature and ratification or accession.The Guide aims to support child rights advocates - including government officials, child protection agencies, humanitarian workers and those involved in national coalitions - in their work to generate momentum and support for ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocol - Also available in French or Spanish

Sowing SeedsThrough articles, images, survey data and interviews, Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It documents the seeds of war that are planted in the minds of young people in many different countries. However, it also explores the seeds of resistance to this militarisation that are being sown resiliently and creatively by numerous people. We hope the book will help to disseminate these latter seeds. It is not just a book for peace and antimilitarist activists: it is a book for parents and grandparents, teachers, youth workers, and young people themselves.

Owen Everett
War Resisters' International
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VFP CSPChildren . . . all children . . . become exceptional when they are given exceptional opportunities. Opera, languages, art, music, libraries, counselors – all the opportunities that are offered in the private, high priced lab schools, should be available to all children, in their neighborhood.  Instead CPS closes public schools, opens charter schools and promotes the military.  The military, which teaches violence as a solution to conflict, is not an exceptional opportunity.

Demilitarization Guide AYSDemilitarization guide for students. Issues that are covered include articles on military recruiting in high schools, universities of mass destruction, how to struggle against militarism, organizing tools and success stories.  This collaborative project was made possible by generous grants from the Sunshine Project, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, as well as the “advertisers” that appear in the guide. Contributors to the guide include the American Friends Service Committee, National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, the Sunshine Project, and Tri-Valley CAREs, among others.  The Foundation designed and published A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.

    Santa Barbara, CA : Nuclear Age Peace Foundation], 2004.

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    Job Training

    There are other ways to get job training in the field you are interested in, without having to tie yourself to the military for 8 years. None of the options are perfect or easy, but if you are considering joining the military, you must already be prepared to put up with a lot of restrictions and rules.

    Job Corps: This program gets you out of the house, and provides academic, vocational, and social skills training you need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further your education.

    Just Seeds

    Thea Gahr’s War Is Trauma Contribution

    War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” – a campaign to stop the deployment of traumatized troops and win service members and veterans right to heal. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed – GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault in the military or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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    Chicago Freedom School

    Youth-led Campaigns:
    Healthy Communities

    This campaign focuses on creating or changing policies/programs that improve the health and well being of community members. By the end of the summer, students will become experts on a specific issue related to this topic and create a group action plan around a policy/program they wish to change or implement. Campaign issues may include: community violence & healing, sexual/reproductive health issues, mental/physical concerns, and food justice.

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    Jackie Robinson Fellowship

    Jackie Robinson Foundation

    • Community Service and Civic Engagement

    As part of the MLDC, JRF Scholars are required to participate in non-profit community service and/or civic engagement, recognizing both the value they add to their communities and that this is key to the enhancement of one’s personal and professional self-esteem.

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