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Education Action: Reining in Military Recruiting Education Action: Reining in Military Recruiting Seth Kershner - In 2012, Kate Connell—a photographer with two children in the Santa Barbara public schools—learned that her son’s freshman seminar ha ... Sunday, 24 April 2016 12:45
Debate: Military recruiting in public schools Debate: Military recruiting in public schools Should the military be allowed to recruit in public schools? With the USA and its allies involved in 2 major conflicts in recent years, military recr ... Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:07
Counter-Recruitment Season Counter-Recruitment Season Kevin Young - “Counter-recruitment,” alternatively known as “truth-in-recruiting” or CR for brevity’s sake, involves providing young people and their ... Monday, 25 April 2016 17:19
Passing the Torch, at Last: Finding a New Generation of Anti-War Activists Passing the Torch, at Last: Finding a New Generation of Anti-War Activists William T. Hathaway - The following is an excerpt from the book, Radical Peace: People Refusing War, by William Hathaway. It is a collection of repor ... Tuesday, 26 April 2016 13:03
Counter-recruitment revisited: Students against the Draft and War challenges the school administration at Foss high school in Tacoma Washington Counter-recruitment revisited: Students against the Draft and War challenges the school administration at Foss high school in Tacoma Washington Today, 5 May, we ae planning to hold a teach-in against military recruitment in schools. However, under pressure from the JROTC at my school, my prin ... Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:57
Militarism in Education Militarism in Education Andreas Speck - “On 1 August 1914, it was too late for pacifist propaganda, it was too late for militarist propaganda – in fact the militarists then ... Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:03
Chico Peace & Justice Center’s Counter Recruitment 2012 Chico Peace & Justice Center’s Counter Recruitment 2012 Charles Withuhn - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - Counter-recruiters at Fair View High School, Chico, California Under the banner “Chico Youth Action”, ... Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:48
Portland high schools set to permit anti-war protesters to recruit students alongside the military Portland high schools set to permit anti-war protesters to recruit students alongside the military 23 October 2011- Oregonian Betsy Hammond - The Portland school board is set to adopt a rule Monday to give "counter-recruiters" skeptical about the v ... Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:59

NNOMY Reader

 Learning the Issues about Youth Demilitarization

NNOMY ReaderThe NNOMY Reader is a useful primer to learn about the realities of military recruitment, the militarism effecting our youth in schools and our opportunities for peaceful coexistance. This collection of articles represents a historical overview of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement's strategies to inform and intervene in schools and the community about the Pentagon's multi-billion dollar programs to recruit America's youth into escalating wars. The NNOMY Reader also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as research presented by activists and investigators on the nature and risks of cultural militarization and how it  threatens our democracy. Learn more

Counter-recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools

Scott Harding and Seth Kershner are the authors of a new book, Counter-recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools (Palgrave Macmillan). Drawing on dozens of interviews with activists conducted between 2012 and 2014, their book describes the various tactics used to demilitarize public schools in the United States.  They also discuss case studies of successful organizing and advocacy to challenge the presence of military programs in educational settings. For more info, visit: http://www.palgrave.com.

 

 

 

The 2016 Back-To-School kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing is a catalog of basic material useful to educating young people and school personnel about the realities of military enlistment and war. The catalog also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as items written for organizers seeking to reach out to local schools.

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