Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The Pentagon mines the personal data of our youth in their high schools.- Click the Photo to Go There
Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO)
Project YANO is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1984, that provides a counter-balance to the marketing of militarism..- Click the Photo to Go There
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth NNOMY at the 2017 VFP Education Not Militarization Convention in Chicago
Is the only national network that educates about the influence of militarism upon our youth and assists organizations struggling against this trend.

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Military Families Speak Out
is an organization of military families across the US and around the world who are opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .- Click the Photo to Go There
Divest “Your Body” from the War Machine
CODEPINK, in partnership with an array of peace and disarmament groups, has launched a divestment campaign - Click the Photo to Go There
School Marksmanship Training programs put our youth at risk
for the potential promotion of school violence - Click the Photo to Go There
Suggested approaches for gaining access to schools and ideas for activities once inside - Click the Photo to Go There
This workshop focuses on what you can do to reach and educate students at the individual school level.

 

Militarization of our Schools

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

  

Before You Enlist (2018)

Straight talk from soldiers, veterans  and their family members tells what is missing  from the sales pitches presented by recruiters  and the military's marketing efforts.

 

La guerra: un asunto de mujeres

 

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Activistas marchan durante la conmemoración del Día Internacional para la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer en Naucalpan, MéxicoSon muchas las razones por las cuales la Marcha de Mujeres al Pentágono es un asunto de mujeres. No solo constituye un precedente histórico de una marcha contra la guerra dirigida por mujeres, sino que la marcha involucra a todo tipo de mujeres: de países que han sido tanto víctimas como agresores; de generaciones pasadas o actuales; de mujeres que se ven afectadas negativamente por la guerra a una tasa mayor que los hombres. Estas afirmaciones están respaldadas por estadísticas, aunque estas mismas estadísticas y realidades de guerra a menudo se ocultan bajo la alfombra o se justifican como daños colaterales necesarios. Es hora de reconocer a todas las víctimas de la guerra y de terminar con su impacto sobre las mujeres.

En el 2004, Sueños Comunes informó que "las mujeres y los niños representan casi el 80% de las víctimas de los conflictos y la guerra, así como el 80% de los 40 millones de personas desplazadas fuera de sus hogares". Pero el daño hecho a las mujeres debido conflictos no se detiene allí. Por generaciones las mujeres han sido intercambiadas como bienes, sus cuerpos tratados como botín u objetos que se pueden apropiar libremente, no solo durante el combate sino también en las bases militares o en sus proximidades.

Irene Khan, de Amnistía Internacional, afirma que "las mujeres y las niñas no sólo son asesinadas, ellas son también violadas, atacadas sexualmente, mutiladas y humilladas. La costumbre, la cultura y la religión han creado la imagen de las mujeres como portadoras del "honor "de sus comunidades. La humillación de la sexualidad de la mujer y la destrucción de su integridad física se han convertido en medios para aterrorizar, degradar y "derrotar" a comunidades enteras, así como para castigar, intimidar y humillar a las propias mujeres".

La violencia sexual se usa como herramienta de guerra para aterrorizar. Por generaciones, las mujeres han sido violadas y deshumanizadas dondequiera la máquina de guerra haya asomado su cabeza repugnante. Muchas de estas mujeres se han encontrado infectadas por enfermedades de transmisión sexual y/o embarazadas, sin que los abusadores hayan pensado ni por un momento en las consecuencias de sus actos.

War: A Women's Issue

 

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Women's March on the Pentagon

The reasons that the Women's March on the Pentagon is a women's march are many. Not only is there a historical precedent for a women-led antiwar march, women from all walks of life, from countries that have both been victims of and aggressors in conflict, from past generations or those living today, are adversely affected by war at far a greater rate than men. These claims are supported by statistics though those same statistics and realities of war are often swept under the rug or excused as necessary collateral damage. It is time for all victims of war to be acknowledged and for the victimization of women to end.

In 2004, Common Dreams reported that "women and children account for almost 80% of the casualties of conflict and war as well as 80% of the 40 million people in world who are now refugees from their homes." But the harm done to women due to conflict does not simply stop there. For generations, women have been traded as goods, their bodies treated as commodities or objects free for the taking, not only during actual combat but simply when they are at or in the vicinity of a military base.

Irene Khan of Amnesty International states that "women and girls are not just killed, they are raped, sexually attacked, mutilated and humiliated. Custom, culture and religion have built an image of women as bearing the 'honour' of their communities. Disparaging a woman's sexuality and destroying her physical integrity have become a means by which to terrorize, demean and 'defeat' entire communities, as well as to punish, intimidate and humiliate women."

 

Women's March on the Pentagon

 

On October 21st, 2018 Women and Men Marched on the Pentagon.and the Pentagon is Marching on Generation Z in their Social Media, Video Games, and in their Public Schools to Sell them on Perpetual War. The domestic side of the Pentagon's reach into our lives is its efforts to recruit our youth into military service either in body or mind. The Women's March on the Pentagon is a demand for a sustainable world, where resources are not squandered on the business of war but redirected into human needs and not into corporate greed at the cost of enormous suffering at home and abroad. The other war front of the Pentagon is in our public schools where military recruiters troll for new recruits. This is another Pentagon that requires the demand for community activism to regulate access to our children and to limit the influence of militarized programs that masquerade as educational opportunities. Programs like JROTC, Young Marines, DoD Starbase and DoD STEM are a means of recruitment and indoctrination into a military ethos that normalizes war in young minds and ensures the continuation of the military and defense industry control over our national economy.

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