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News from the NNOMY Network 10-30-2011

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  • New Groups added to the NNOMY Network

    • NJ Youth United Against War and Imperialism
    • Veterans for Truth in Military Recruiting / Safe Passage Network
    • Madres contra la Guerra
    • Yap High School
  • Repeal of DADT: How It Helps and How It Doesn’t

  • Dear LGB Youth… Now that you can enlist, please don’t.

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Belle Mead , New Jersey

NJ Youth United Against War and Imperialism

NJ Youth United Against War and ImperialismWe have grown out of struggle against war and cuts to education in New Jersey. We formed at a banner making party on March 6, 2010.Our goal is to educate youth about war and its impact on its victims, including those being killed and the youthful soldiers being ordered into combat. We will organize educational meetings, leaflet distribution, music and theatrical presentations and other means of communication and dialogue. We also will educate around the issues of how a war-based economy contributes to joblessness, homelessness, inadequate education and other economic crises domestically.



Belle Mead , New Jersey : Read more on the NJ Youth United Web Site

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/Atlanta, Georgia

Veterans for Truth in Military Recruiting / Safe Passage Network

Veterans for Truth in Military Recruiting Veterans for Truth is a volunteer organization of men and women of all ages, branches and eras of military service. We are committed to giving young persons, their parents and/or guardians, educators, clergy and all others, with a qualified assessment of the often immoral and illegal practices employed by the war industry in its militarization of our public schools. monitors the practices of the military in our public schools and advocates education about the pros and cons of a career in the military so that every American student can make an informed choice. We provide coverage of the entire 13-year path to public education.




Atlanta, GeorgiaRead more on the Web Site

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Dorado, Puerto Rico

Madres contra la Guerra

Madres contra la Guerra

Mothers Against the War is a community-based organization for peace for mothers, families and friends who oppose the war as a way of dealing with national or international disputes and the use of torture to extract information from the prisoners. We fight for Puerto Rican youth not to sign a military contract and the health of our military families.






Dorado, Puerto Rico: Read more on the Madres contra la Guerra Website

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Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia

Yap High School

Yap High School Students

Tim Bigelow is a high school teacher and counter-recruitment activist on the Pacific Island of YAP. Yap is totally supported, as are the other states in THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, by US Govt. funding through a compact agreement. This came about following 50 years of the TRUST TERRITORY AGREEMENT following WWII.

In 2005 Yap was devastated by a large typhoon. Pres. Bush sent in FEMA and rescued the island with supplies, tools and assistance.Pres Bush ( and the military) has since become a legend in the eyes of the Yapese, FEMA also, following an American formula, handed out large amounts of cash to the islanders. Military recruiters come in and literally harvest the best and brightest students.

Each December, Tim makes his annual presentation to the students. He makes a difference, but many students find the military the easiest way out of Yap and their way to the THE PROMISE LAND OF AMERICA.


Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia : A Micronesian Paradise — for U.S. Military Recruiters - TIME World

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/ From Draft NOtices, October—December 2011

Repeal of DADT: How It Helps and How It Doesn’t

From Draft NOtices, October—December 2011Kathy Gilberd — On September 20, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) service members and veterans, as well as their many supporters, held parties and events around the country to commemorate the official repeal of the military’s policy commonly known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Just what is the impact of this change?

DADT was the latest in a long line of policies prohibiting homosexual conduct (in reality, prohibiting homosexuals) in the military. DADT was itself a small victory, since it (1) prevented military officials from asking about military members’ sexual orientation without cause and (2) allowed LGB members to serve as long as they were silent about their orientation. The policy reduced the number of anti-gay witch-hunts and mass investigations that had accompanied prior policies, and also reduced the number of involuntary discharges. But DADT allowed members to be discharged for simply stating that they were gay, or using words or even gestures to that effect. In addition, homosexual acts and marriages were grounds for discharge under DADT, and the policy was so broadly defined that even a kiss or hug was often sufficient for discharge. Under this policy more than 13,000 service members were discharged.


Encinitas, California: Read More on the COMD Web Site

NJ Youth United Against War and Imperialism

Dear LGB Youth… Now that you can enlist, please don’t.

Youth march at a rally to end the ban on gays in the militarySince Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (otherwise abbreviated as DADT) was repealed on September 20th, just about everyone’s had something to say. Homophobes are vocally opposing it and LGBTQ people and their allies are celebrating. Some queer soldiers took the opportunity to come out, including the one in this video that’s currently going viral. As someone who simultaneously supports LGBTQ rights and an end to all wars, I didn’t know how I should react to the end of DADT.  On one hand, it opens up a lot of benefits for veterans who were previously discharged for their sexuality and enables soldiers to marry and enter civil unions with their same-sex partners.




Belle Mead , New Jersey : Read more on the NJ Youth United Blog

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Making Contact - The New Face of Military Recruiting

Reproducción de suministrar la mano de obra para combatir dos guerras, los militares de EE.UU. ha intensificado sus esfuerzos para reclutar adolescentes y adultos jóvenes. Los videojuegos, las redes sociales y los propios colegios son un terreno fértil para los reclutadores del Pentágono. En esta edición, anfitrión de la huésped Anna Sussman acoge una mesa redonda sobre la nueva cara de reclutamiento militar, y los esfuerzos de lucha contra el reclutamiento que tienen lugar.


Sandra Schwartz, Friends Service Comité Coordinador de la Educación Americana San Francisco Paz, David Ledesma, un director ejecutivo de voz, con una media Sokthy, Bay-Paz reclutador mostrador.

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