The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) realizes we need to speak to those individual citizens who respond to our public appeals for participation in school demilitarization campaigns but are not aligned to a peace group.
The information below bridges your concerns and our experience.
The type of activism called Truth in Recruiting or Counter-recruitment grew out of the anti-draft movement with a realization that there was a need to challenge the so called voluntary military as the Pentagon began an aggressive and manipulative multi-tiered campaign of recruiting America's youth and to oppose a corporatization and privatization of our nation’s schools.
We assist organizations and individuals to reclaim our schools for learning and not for Military Recruiting.
You don't have to be an organization to publicly address your concerns with your school or school district. Changing policies to protect student privacy from military recruiters requires community and individual actions.
We welcome you to participate in NNOMY campaigns and we offer resources and assistance according to the time you have, and the commitment you feel. If you want to make an impact you need to share your concerns of the dangers of promoting military culture and veiled and direct military recruitment in our public schools. Here are some actions you can make to address the need for school demilitarization.
Pat Elder of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy (StudentPrivacy.org) explains how the U.S. military gets away with requiring students in thousands of U.S. high schools to take a 3-hour career inventory test with the results going straight to recruiters without students' or parents' knowledge.
Total run time: 29:00
Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Engineer: Christiane Brown.
Music by Duke Ellington..
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