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AFSC LogoCounter-recruitment is what community members and activists call their efforts to dispel myths about the realities of military service and refute false information provided by military recruiters or advertising. Sometimes counter-recruiters are able to work in schools - alongside military recruiters - but most work in community groups or in public spaces due to lack of access to schools.

default Archived: Not Your Soldier Action Camps Popular

By In Trainings/Trainers 8061 downloads

Not Your SoldierNot Your Soldier Action Camps bring together young people who are heavily targeted by military recruitment. At the camps, youth learn how to take action to fight military recruitment, the poverty draft, and the corporations that profit off of war.

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default Before You Enlist and After You Say No Popular

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Before You Enlist and After You Say No

We asked The Ruckus Society and Training for Change to help us create a training manual to assist the growing counter-recruitment movement. The Ruckus Society has played a lead role in the Not Your Soldier counter-recruitment camps. Their experience, coupled with Training for Change's direct education approach, produced a result that is a pedagogically sound, information-packed series of workshops with a skill-building emphasis. Matt Smucker of the smartMeme collective and Beyond The Choir also contributed by writing the Media and Messaging workshop.

This new training manual contains:

  • Fifty group exercises
  • Eight complete workshops
  • Handouts and support articles

All tools designed with the direct education approach, which uses group exercises that emphasize participants' empowerment and taps their wisdom as much as possible, not a boring lecture-based teaching approach.

For more information about ordering a copy along with the companion DVD, see our publications page (ON SALE for $7.50!).

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logoThe Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.
 

pdf Guynn Notes Toward More Powerful Organizing: Pitfalls and Potential in Counter-recruitment O Popular

By In Trainings/Trainers 8821 downloads

I write as a participant-observer in the counter-recruitment movement, in my role as coordinator of peace witness for On Earth Peace, a Church of the Brethren peace education and action agency. Since early 2005, On Earth Peace has specifically committed itself to capacity-building for the counter-recruitment movement.  Capacity-building means that we invite and support organizers to get involved, and that we create opportunities for organizers to grow and reflect on their work so they can do it more effectively. We support and nurture organizers through one-on-one support calls, providing general orientation to the movement and strategy consultation, and most importantly, through regular national networking calls which incorporate theological reflection, reflection on lessons learned, and training in strategy perspectives.

pdf NNOMY Reader 2015 Popular

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NNOMY ReaderThe NNOMY Reader is a document comprised of the most relevant writings and subject areas that have come out of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement of the last 15 years and reflect the primary challenges that have shaped this activism. The chosen writings were authored by principal contributors and activists of the U.S. based “CR movement” and reveal how they engaged to effect legislative protections, gain access to schools, and develop strategies to present a counter-narrative to recruitment age youth, different and more complete than that of military recruiters of the Department of Defense while working inside the confines of national laws, programs rules, and regulations.

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project yanoProject YANO has been doing counter-recruiting since 1984 and provides resources, training and advice to other groups across the country

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By In Trainings/Trainers 3413 downloads

STORY (Strategy Training & Organizing Resources for Youth) is a program of smartMeme, a progressive non-profit multi-issue strategy organization advancing story-based strategies for social change. The STORY Program offers youth-led social change organizations story-based strategy training, consultation, leadership retreats and capacity-building partnerships. With the power of storytelling, we collaborate to build movements for peace, human rights, and an ecological future!


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By In Trainings/Trainers 5181 downloads

A guide to how to use web based tools like lists, email, and your web site or blog to build your "virtual activism" effectiveness.

The Internet is a powerful tool that allows us to expand our networks by identifying and communicating with like-minded people anywhere in the world. It enables us to disseminate information widely, cheaply, and instantaneously. Although you'll need some special skills to build and maintain a Web site, email is easily mastered even if you have little or no technical expertise. If you can read and write and your computer has a modem, you can be a Virtual Activist!

With its blinking graphics, streaming video, and interactive capabilities, the Web gets a lot more attention than plain old text-based email. But don't let email's simplicity fool you. For activists and nonprofit organizations engaged in advocacy, email is the tool of choice.

In this virtual classroom, NetAction will teach you how to use email and the Web as effective, inexpensive, and efficient tools for organizing, outreach, and advocacy.

default War Resisters Youth & Counter Militarism Program Popular

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Click here to find out about the Not Your Soldier project and get connected to youth counter recruitment activists all over the country. Visit us on Facebook. We offer counter recruitment workshops and trainings. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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