NNOMY News August 10, 2018


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Militarism Mapped/ World Beyond War


David Swanson: Where wars are present and where wars come from are two different questions. If we look at where money is spent on wars and where weapons for wars are produced and exported, there is little overlap with the map above. World BEYOND War has just released an updated 2018 mapping of militarism in the world. The map system can be explored and adjusted to display what you’re looking for, as well as display precise data and its sources at:


 Peaceful Career Alternatives Website

First National Military Alternatives Website
Peaceful Career Alternatives

Gary: As part of the release of the new Before You Enlist video for 2018, the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) is inaugurating the first national website dedicated to promoting career alternatives to the military to America;s youth, especially focusing on those populations that are targeted by the Department of Defense in the "economic draft." The NNOMY office has a full time staff person working specifically on this project, researching opportunities nationwide including promoting them through social media networks such as Instagram which is the most popular platform with recruitment age young people. Check it out at the link below:



 The Monty Tech Jr. ROTC Cyber Defense team recently placed fourth in the national finals. From left are senior Ian Duffin of Royalston, freshman Brett Grant of Templeton, junior William Ghio of Ashburnham, junior Catelyne Farrell of Fitchburg, freshman Connor Quick of Gardner, senior Jose Diaz of Fitchburg, and senior John Pfeiffer of Gardner. (SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / BRETT CRAWFORD)

Congressional amendment moves to Senate to add coursework to prepare JROTC youth to fight Cyber-terrorism.

On July 26th, 2018, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez’s (TX-15) amendment encouraging high schools with U.S. Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) to add cybersecurity coursework was included in the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 5519, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The House adopted the Conference Report by a vote of 359-54 on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Report now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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#NoWar 2018

#NoWar 2018

Join World BEYOND War for our annual global conference in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design University), 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada.

At #NoWar2018 we will explore how the rule of law has been used both to restrain war and to legitimize it — and how we can re-design systems to abolish the institution of war and uphold human and ecological justice.

The conference will take place on Friday September 21 (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday September 22. (9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., doors open at 8:00 a.m.).



Podcast Knitting the Network, Episode 3
Interview with Center for Food Safety Digital Manager, Joey Lee

Selene: What is digital activism and what can it achieve? What are techniques digital activists use to make change happen? We explore these questions with activist Joey Lee, the Digital Manager at the Center for Food Safety. We must take into account the importance of social media and the digital dimension in today's world when planning our activism. This is why this first part of the interview with Joey is so important, as it is a clear example of the power online activism can have offline. 

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   NNOMY Staff and Office

NNOMY Office Photo Album

NNOMY is fortunate to have our office and to have a working environment that is focusing on making strides for counter-recruitment activism in the United States of America. Staff people Gary, Selene, and Fabiola keep our workspace creative and egalitarian and stay on track thanks to the management skills of Selene. Gary focuses on outreach while Selene handles social media development. Fabiola works on the new Peaceful Career Alternatives website researching opportunities for youth nationally to keep that new site fresh and relevant. We have a recording booth on site to produce our podcasts and videos. All good.

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  At NNOMY, we are working hard to create and improve our social media strategy. This includes creating content for our channels, which we hope to share with our community. If you're interested in collaborating, please share this image on your social media accounts!   

Please Donate to fund counter-recruitment nationally

Help Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize SchoolsHelp Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize Schools. Your donation to NNOMY supports the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth's efforts to balance the message of military recruiters in our public schools where minors are routinely primed for recruitment through Department of Defense school programs designed for youth.

 Making a financial contribution supports NNOMY's national demilitarization work with activist organizations inside middle and high schools.

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(Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.) through our fiscal sponsor Alliance for Global Justice. Make sure you select from the causes list, The National Network Opposing he Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), or make a check out to:"NNOMY/AFGJ" and mail it to: AFGJ, 225 E. 26th St. Suite 1, Tucson, AZ 85713

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