NNOMY News September 14, 2018


 

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Should Marksmanship Training be taught in schools?

Selene Rivas' latest video essay takes a look at the more common justifications for the marksmanship training programs in our public schools and gives them her analysis. This is her best effort to date including the research and production assistance of our new intern Diana Tagliafico.

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Military Recruitment Report: Third Edition
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice


We’re proud to announce the third edition of our Military Recruitment Report, the only report of its kind in New England. This report is an analysis of public records requests in the 2016-2017 academic year to all the public high schools in Western Massachusetts. From this information, we are able to get a sense of the extent that the military has a presence in our public high schools, and the effort that schools make to reduce that presence.

Read More | Download the Report PDF
 
 
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We Are Not Your Soldiers School Visits for the 2018 - 19 School Year


World Can’t Wait’s  We Are Not Your Soldiers project is starting its twelfth year of visits to high schools and college classes with recent veterans of U.S. wars of terror. We are now beginning to schedule our class visits for the fall semester. Visits are designed in close consultation with participating teachers to make presentations fit in with their curricula and be as relevant as possible to the needs of their students.

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National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS)

For the first time in decades, a Federal commission is holding open-mike public hearings throughout the USA and soliciting written submissions from the public on whether draft registration should be ended or extended to women as well as men; whether there should be a draft of people with medical or other special skills regardless of age or gender; whether a draft would be "feasible" (it wouldn't, because so many people haven't registered with the Selective Service System, have moved without notifying the SSS, and/or would resist if drafted); and related issues.

The Commision's next public event will be at Cal State University, Los Angeles, on Thursday, 20 September 2018. The deadline for written comments has been extended through 30 September 2018. You can submit comments though this Web form or by e-mail to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.", mentioning "Docket No. 05-2018-01" in the subject line of your e-mail message.


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World Beyond War Webinar September 27 & October 24 2018


We're excited to announce our autumn webinar series, starting this September 27. The topics of our upcoming webinars are based on the feedback that we received from our supporters about what most interests you! Details below. 

What: Webinar: How War Threatens the Environment
When: Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern 
Where: Your computer or telephone!
One of the most destructive of human behaviors, war is a leading contributor to the growing global environmental crisis. Hear from experts Gar Smith and Tamara Lorincz about the deep ecological impact of the war system. 
Register here!

What: Webinar: Global Perspectives on War
When: Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Where: Your computer or telephone!
How do people around the world think about militarism? You won't want to miss this interesting webinar featuring three different global perspectives on the impact of war, featuring David Swanson, Kathy Kelly, and Barry Sweeney.
Sign up!

And stay tuned for a November webinar (date to be announced) celebrating the launch of the 2018-2019 edition of World BEYOND War's book. 

RSVP to join us on September 27, to kick off our autumn webinar series!


Greta Zarro
Organizing Director
World BEYOND War
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register Now
 
 
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On the Right to Peace and the Environment


José Luiz Quadros de Magalhães & Tatiana Ribeiro de Souza: Peace and the environment are two equally wide-reaching topics, and consequently they could be studied separately and from a variety of perspectives. In this article, we will endeavor to demonstrate the relationship between peace and the environment starting with the idea that the preservation of both is significantly compromised by the current economic system. Our central premise is that both peace and an ecologically balanced environment are incompatible with contemporary economic practices.

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War: A Women's Issue


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.

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Please Donate to fund counter-recruitment nationally


Help Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize SchoolsHelp Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize SchoolsYour donation to NNOMY supports the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth's efforts to balance the message of military recruiters in our public schools where minors are routinely primed for recruitment through Department of Defense school programs designed for youth.

 Making a financial contribution supports NNOMY's national demilitarization work with activist organizations inside middle and high schools.

Click to Make Your Donation

(Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.) through our fiscal sponsor Alliance for Global Justice. Make sure you select from the causes list, The National Network Opposing he Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), or make a check out to:"NNOMY/AFGJ" and mail it to: AFGJ, 225 E. 26th St. Suite 1, Tucson, AZ 85713

 
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