Before You Enlist Video - http://beforeyouenlist.org
Researching Pop Culture and Militarism - https://nnomy.org/popcultureandmilitarism/
If you have been Harassed by a Military Recruiter - https://www.afsc.org/resource/military-recruiter-abuse-hotline
War: Turning now to Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Christian Science Monitor
WHAT IS IN THIS KIT? - https://nnomy.org/backtoschoolkit/
Click through to find out
Religion and militarism - https://nnomy.org/religionandmilitarism/
‘A Poison in the System’: Military Sexual Assault - New York Times
Change your Mind?
Talk to a Counselor at the GI Rights Hotline
Ask that your child's information is denied to Military Recruiters
And monitor that this request is honored.
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.

NNOMY Network News

News reports from the groups associated to the NNOMY Network including Social Media.

NEWS from the NNOMY Network 5-06-11

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Alternatives to the Military/ Lincoln, Nebraska

NNOMY Welcomes our latest network member!

Alternatives to the Military is a project of the Nebraska Greens. We welcome them to the NNOMY Network and acknowledge their work in increasing awareness about the DOD's Starbase Program and the danger it poses to children who are further indoctrinated into a culture of war.

Lincoln, Nebraska: Visit the Alternatives to the Military Website

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BAY- Peace/ Oakland, California

YOUTH MANIFESTO CAMPAIGN: We did it! ... Thanks to your support!


We are very proud to announce that on May 12th, the Oakland Board of Education took a strong stand against aggressive military recruiting in Oakland Unified School District schools by passing the Student Privacy and Equal Access Resolution, marking the success of the BAY-Peace Youth Manifesto Campaign.

Oakland, California
: Read more on the Bay - Peace Website

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On Earth Peace/ New Windsor, MD

On Earth Peace is launching Step Up!, a network of youth and emerging young adults taking action to eliminate violence, advance justice, and build peace.

By joining Step Up! participants commit to three years of active peacemaking, and On Earth Peace commits to accompanying youth and young adults as they lead peace making initiatives in their own communities.

Step Up! calls participants to LEARN the ways of active nonviolence through monthly emails and training events; LEAD efforts to advance justice, build peace and eliminate violence; and BUILD the movement through inviting friends and supporting the network with an annual donation. Are you or someone you know searching for a network of learning and support to step up for peace?
Read more on the Step Up! web page and sign up, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

New Windsor, MD.: Read more on the On Earth Peace Website
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Peaceful Gatherings/ Corning, NY

Peaceful Gatherings informs high school and college students about the many alternatives to enlisting in the military, including alternative National Service, college scholarship opportunities and regional private and public sector employment options and services.

Peaceful Gatherings has set up information tables at East High in Corning, NY, West High in Painted Post, and at Corning Community College.

We need additional volunteers to counter the high-pressure sales pitch of military recruiters in our high schools. We want our young men and women to make important decisions about the future with informed minds. We intend to make every effort to ensure that young people are given the chance to know what they are committing to before

Corning, NY: Read more on the Peaceful Gatherings Website

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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On April 19 AFSC’s Racial Justice Through Human Rights (RJTHR) youth group accomplished their goal when Pittsburgh was declared a Human Rights City. Youth from the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy joined the RJTHR youth during the presentation of the proclamation in a ceremony during City Council. Five of the RJTHR youth accepted the Proclamation and spoke about their hope and concerns for the future of Pittsburgh.  .

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Read more on the AFSC Philadelphia Website


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Rogue Valley Peace Veterans/ Jackson County/Ashland-Rogue River, Oregon

Forming & Maintaining School Peace Groups

Many educational institutions have clubs for student activists to join. If your school doesn't already have some form of a peace group, here is a rough guide of how to start one. Most schools, colleges and universities have a procedure by which clubs and groups are formed, which can usually be found through your school's office or student's union.

Jackson County/Ashland-Rogue River, Oregon: Read more at the Rogue Valley Peace Veterans Website

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counter-recruitment/ Online

"The UB School of Management SSCC (Strengthen Our Sense Of Community Committee) is working with AMillionThanks.org 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
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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
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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


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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 (www.dutchesspeace.org), 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
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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 http://www.newprioritiesnetwork.org.

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
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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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American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta

SCAP Brings Non-Military Options to Stephenson High. We had hundreds of students come talk to us through the course of the fair. Students explored ways to serve their country, travel the world, find adventure, get money for college, develop artistic skills, and other job skills training without out having to join the military.

Atlanta, Georgia: Read more on American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta Website
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Mid-South Peace and Justice Center/ Memphis

"Hey, hey. Stop it," said protestors as they were pulled by their feet out of the meeting. The protestors were hauled to jail. The six Memphians arrested were part of a group in Nashville to talk to lawmakers about labor bills.
Jacob Flowers, of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center in Memphis, says lawmakers kept stalling.

Memphis, Tennessee: Read the story and view the video from News Channel 3

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Brooklyn For Peace/ New York

Condemn Repression in Bahrain. We call on the U.S. government to condemn unequivocally the actions of the Bahrain government. President Obama’s refusal to condemn explicitly the government’s violence is telling. It is morally and politically inadequate simply to urge restraint on both sides.We call on the U.S. government to cut off all aid to Bahrain.

Brooklyn, New York City: Read more on the  Brooklyn For Peace Website
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The World Can't Wait/ New York City

Are the U.S. Wars on the Middle East Wrong Because They Cost so Much? Or are they just wrong, immoral, unjust, and against  humanity's interests? U.S. occupations, bombs, and secret operations have wreaked havoc in the Middle East since 2001, sold to the public on the basis of being in the “United States' national interest.”.

New York City, New York: Read more on the World Can't Wait Website
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War Resisters' International/ London


With more than US$4 billion dollars spent every year to enable these and other types of military recruiting practices to occur in and around public high schools it may be easy for one to think that this encroachment goes unchecked and unchallenged. The reality is that one of the fastest growing movements has been the counter-recruitment/truth-in-recruitment movement that got a big nudge at the onset of the US invasion of Iraq.

London , Great Britain: Read more at the War Resisters' International Website

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