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Military Recruiters and Programs Target marginalized communities for recruits...
..and the high schools in those same communities

 Militarization of our Schools

The Pentagon is taking over our poorer public schools. This is the reality for disadvantaged youth.


What we can do

Corporate/conservative alliances threaten Democracy . Progressives have an important role to play.

 Why does NNOMY matter?

Most are blind or indifferent to the problem.
A few strive to protect our democracy.

NEWS from the NNOMY Network 4-13-11

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counter-recruitment/ Online

"The UB School of Management SSCC (Strengthen Our Sense Of Community Committee) is working with to send thank-you notes to members of our military (active, reserve and veterans). During the week of February 7 to 11, there will be a table set up in the Alfiero Center Atrium. Please stop down and write a brief note of appreciation and gratitude to send to our men and women serving our country. We have over 200 note cards to fill out, please spread the word!"

Six members of the committee signed this appeal.

At 10:11 a.m., I sent a bluntly worded e-mail to the Dean of the SOM:

"The SSCC sent me this strange request. I don't know whose idea this was, but it's a bad idea. The UB School of Management should not be involved in politics! This kind of thing supports the military, but such support is a political thing. A huge number of people object to using the military in such ventures as Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as many, many other places in the world. Therefore, such support coming from UB definitely takes a political position that is not neutral. The School has no business taking such a stance. I won't wash the School's dirty linen in public, but if this idea is not dropped, I surely will inform the Provost and the President of the University."

Washington, D.C.: Read more on the counter-recruitment Website

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

On February 11, 2011, the Air Force notified Beverly Reader that it was discharging her as a conscientious objector.  Beverly joined the Air Force in 2001, when she accepted a commission in the Air Force and began her medical studies at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a military-run medical school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.  It was during a six-week medical school program in 2004 which brought her to the slums of South Africa that she began to make connections between the violence she witnessed there and the violence of war.

Washington, D.C.: Read more on the Center on Conscience & War Website

Columbia River Fellowship for Peace/ Hood River

An opportunity has now opened up for CRFP to create an educational kiosk in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, at the Wyeth Campground (formerly Camp 21, a Conscientious Objector camp) near the city of Cascade Locks. The Forest Service has even invited CRFP to conduct “Campfire Talks,” about the Conscientious Objectors! These talks will not only tell the story of Camp 21, but of all the WWII COs who remained faithful to their convictions, and made long-lasting contributions to American society be it in their spiritual practices, arts, literature, forestry, academics, mental health care and especially human rights.

Hood River, Oregon: Read more on the CRFP Website


Dutchess Peace/ New York

What is your opinion on the future of local peace and justice organizations in the Mid Hudson area? This survey was originally directed at members of Dutchess Peace (, but we have decided to open it up to all. All responses are anonymous.

Poughkeepsie, New York: Take the poll on the Dutchess Peace Website

Granny Peace Brigade/ Philadelphia

Our newest project: Bring the War $$ Home

Forty-six states are cutting their budgets. Fourteen to 100 cities could face bankruptcy this year. Local governments are closing libraries and schools, cutting vital safety net programs, selling off valuable public assets, and trying to balance their budgets on the backs of their employees. For more details see

In line with this, we are working within the city of Philadelphia in coordination with other groups, to identify what our share of the war dollars could provide within our city.  We are also circulating a City Council petition.  Look for a copy of the petition and information on other actions, which will be posted here shortly!!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Read more on the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia Website

Massachusetts Peace Action
/ Cambridge

Fund Our Communities, Not War!

Statewide Week of Action April 12-18, 2011

Massachusetts Peace Action is joining with the Eastern Massachusetts Campaign to Fund Our Communities – Cut Military Spending 25% and American Friends Service Committee to stage a Massachusetts-wide week of action April 12-18.   We will be using the week to make our campaign visible. There IS money for our communities.  The Pentagon has it!  We want it back! Cut Military Spending, Not Us!

Cambridge , Massachusetts: Read more at the Massachusetts Peace Action Website


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