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In the spring of 2003, students at Santa Cruz High School initiated the first Truth & Privacy campaign, with regard to military recruitment in Santa Cruz City School. This campaign established an opt-in policy with respect to military recruitment – so that under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, student contact information was not sent out to military recruiters without parental consent. In the summer of 2003, there was a federal challenge to our opt-in policy, leading to the initiation of a second Truth & Privacy campaign - moving away from opt-in and establishing of a strong opt-out policy.

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