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New People who like The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth Facebook Page including....

Lilian Ix'Chel Molina , Freedom Voices , Pedro Montenegro , Irma Cabrera Romero , James Fox , Jenell Holden , Edric Figueroa , Teachers ForJustice ,  and others .......

Online: Visit The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth on Facebook to see who likes us

Pacem in Terris / Peace on Earth , Delaware

Creating the Peaceable Classroom

The program brings the teaching of Conflict Resolution INTO the classroom with the regular teacher or assistant. It integrates Conflict Resolution into everything that goes on in the entire school and further, in the home and eventually, the community. All of the adults in a school are trained in Conflict Resolution methods and goals. Every incident of conflict is noticed and addressed. Nothing is so small or insignificant that CPC ignores it. What we offer is also a community resource to help any organization or group that deals with children, not just schools.

Wilmington, Delaware: Read more about this program at the Pacem in Terris / Peace on Earth Website

Medea Benjamin / Charles Davis / Code Pink, San Francisco, California

Enormous Cuts In Military Spending? Read The Fine Print

In this age of austerity, all the politicians are talking about the need for spending cuts. But when it comes to shared burdens and slashed budgets, don't expect the Pentagon to start holding bake sales, despite what you may have heard about reductions to its obscenely bloated funding.

San Francisco, California:  Read more on the Huff Post Politics Page


Resource Center for Non-violence, Watsonville, California

RCNVs ReGeneration Project

In an effort to reinvigorate the Resource Center with youth involvement   the ReGeneration Project seeks to provide a space for Santa Cruz youth and students of all ages to engage in critical and creative thinking about our society, and the resources to address those issues through creative and nonvi0lent means. We believe that the arts are the vehicle through which social change and creative cultural resistance can occur!

Watsonville, California: Read more on the RCNV Website

American Friends Service Committee/ Chicago, Illinois

Military Recruiter Abuse Hotline

The National Youth and Militarism Recruiter Abuse Hotline is now open at 1- 877-688-6881. After hearing many reports from young people and their families about abuses by military recruiters, we at AFSC are beginning to track these abuses as reported to our national hotline. Examples of recruiter abuse include making misleading or false statements; repeated contact after a request to refrain from contact; physical coercion; sexual solicitation; encouraging recruits to lie or falsify information; offering drugs or alcohol; attempting to intimidate or scare recruits or their parents; and refusal to accurately document recruits’ medical or legal situations.

Chicago, Illinois: Read more on the AFSC Chicago Website


Veterans for Peace Chapter 54 / Santa Barbara, California

Mark Twain on the Philippines

The story is in response to a particular war, namely the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902, which Twain opposed.

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.

Santa Barbara, California: Read more on the VFP 54 Website

Center on Conscience & War / Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Residents: Automatic or Manual? Tell D.C. Council Not to Link Registration With Driver's Licenses

A majority of states in the U.S. now link registration with Selective Service and obtaining a driver’s license. What this means is that if a man has failed to register, he cannot receive his license.

Now the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital, is working to do the same thing to its young male residents.

Legislation B19-0330, titled “Access to Selective Service Registration Amendment Act of 2011,” was introduced on June 7, 2011 to the D.C. Council.

The current law says: “Men between 18 and 25 years* of age, may register with the Selective Service when they obtain or renew their driver's license.” (emphasis added)

The new bill would change this provision to: “Men between 18 and 25 years of age, shall register with the Selective Service when they obtain or renew their driver's license.” (emphasis added)

Washington, D.C.: Read more at the CCW Website


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