NNOMY News February 1, 2019


 

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Martin Luther King's Legacy - Peace Pill

We honor Martin Luther King by recovering his antiwar and anti-militarist legacy. In this time of unprecedented political hypocrisy, we see the utilization of Doctor King's words usurped by the militaristic and nationalistic Trump administration  and a twisted and ironic usurpation of his ideals by military contractors in the United States of America in this last holiday honoring him. This Peace Pill is the remedy to this public relations illness.

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SOY tabling on MLK's 90th Birthday


Sustainable Options for Youth - On this 90th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. it felt good to have our SOY table at Lyndon B. Johnson High School and the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas during their combined lunch period today. Because of this anniversary, our reflection question asked students to offer their thoughts on what we can do now to carry on the movement that MLK inspired. Pictured here are some of their astute responses.

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Militarism in the Media


Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare. Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for shedding light on the perils of U.S. interventionism and in particular, for opposing the invasion of Iraq on the air. Rose Dyson, President of Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment, expresses concern about the culture of war that is perpetuated by TV, music, video games, and social media.


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Killology 101: How Media Violence is Consuming Our Children


Elke Semerad - In a crowded school foyer, a teenage boy plants his feet shoulder width apart, and raises his gun to eye level. His sight is set straight ahead, on any target that pops up in front of him. In a panic, the children scatter for cover. With greater accuracy and precision than a trained professional, pivoting only a few inches to the left or right, the boy fires eight shots and hits eight children fatally, in either the chest or head. Is this scenario the tragedy of Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky, or merely another level in the video game "Doom"? David Grossman says they are connected.

At a seminar held and aired by the Canadian Public Affairs Channel last fall, Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) David Grossman explained there is an indisputable link between the violence kids are exposed to in the media and the havoc they wreak. Grossman is the director of a scientific research group he has developed to back up his argument called the Killology Research Group (KRG). Killology, a term coined by Grossman in 1998, is the scholarly study of killing. It is Grossman's response to the outrageous acts of teenage violence in such places as Paducah, Kentucky, in 1997, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Spring-field, Oregon, in 1998, or Littleton, Colorado, and Taber, Alberta, last year.

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Longtime Reporter Leaves NBC Saying Media Is “Trump Circus” That Encourages Perpetual War

https://democracynow.org - “Prisoners of Donald Trump.” That’s how longtime NBC reporter and analyst William Arkin described the mainstream media in a scathing letter last week announcing he would be leaving the network, accusing the media of warmongering while ignoring the “creeping fascism of homeland security.” He issued the blistering critique after a 30-year relationship with NBC, calling for “Trump-free” media days and a reckoning about how the network encourages a state of perpetual warfare. We speak with Arkin, whose award-winning reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post. He is the author of many books, including “Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.”

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Join Matt Guynn from On Earth Peace and Kezia Curtis from Black Lives Matter Detroit for a six-week webinar series: 


April 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, at 2:30 PM Pacific / 5:30 PM Eastern.

This 6-session series provides an introduction to organizing and mobilizing in the Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) tradition. KNV provides values and methods for waging conflict and working for justice and reconciliation. It is a philosophy, a way of life, a methodology, and a discipline. These workshops are a transformational experience that has helped thousands of individuals around the world understand the depth of nonviolence as a philosophy and practice of change, and how to incorporate this practice into their lives and work.

Participants will cover some basic elements of the Kingian approach and move deeper into steps and strategies for organizing for community action. During the series, participants will be invited to engage with the material through a lens of their current projects and problems. Our sessions will be full of opportunities to apply the theory to your issues and initiatives. 

This online workshop explores KNV philosophy and methodology through reading assignments, mini-lectures, discussions, multi-media presentations, breakout groups, and application opportunities.  There will be prep work to complete for each session and a requirement to check in with a classmate three times during the series.

Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation was codified by Bernard Lafayette, Jr., and David Jehnsen based on their experiences working as organizers and educators on the staff of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Kingian Nonviolence approach is part of a centuries-old tradition that builds on the insights of many organizers, teachers, and leaders.

Registration will be available soon at the PeoplesHub website; contact Matt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be notified when registration is available.

 
     
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U.S. Army associates a peace leader in support of an institution of U.S. militarism


On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 in United States of America this image appears on the U.S. Army Future Soldier Family Facebook page. King was a critic of U.S. Militarism. In one of his most famous speeches criticizing the militarism of the U.S. war in Viet Nam King states:

I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government.

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From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb


New York Times - He has seen his own son. Just 20 years old, he was brought to the hospital blackened almost beyond recognition, after the car he was in was hit by an airstrike. Abotaleb found some grace in the severity of the burns — as he operated, he was able to imagine that the young man wasn’t his son. The illusion fell apart when he saw a scar he recognized on the patient’s big toe. Abotaleb couldn’t save him. He operated on his own brother, hit in a different strike, one that killed his other brother and his father, too. So now Abotaleb tries to banish feeling when he’s at work. He thinks of it as making his heart like stone. And when he’s done, he goes home and cries with his surviving children.

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It's an exciting time. Representative Ro Khanna and Senator Bernie Sanders have just reintroduced legislation to invoke the War Powers Act to end US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Send a message now urging Congress to support it.

Back in December 2018, the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war on Yemen by a vote of 56 to 41 but the bill didn't pass the House. Now it's 2019. With the House under Democratic control, we have a good chance of winning in both the House and the Senate. Let's do this.

Tell Congress at act to get us out of the unauthorized war!
 
 
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 Image source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/23/national-commission-military-public-service-congress-selective-draft-women-combat-voluntary/2619455002/
 


Should women be required to register for the draft? Commission likely to recommend big changes


"When we pose this question to people, it’s not like they say, 'Oh, let me stop and think for a minute.' They have an answer," he said. "Either it's yes, women should have to register just on the basis of equality, or no, women should not have to register because they have a different role in American society."

In 2017, the Pentagon argued in favor of keeping the Selective Service system – and expanding it to include women.

"It would appear imprudent to exclude approximately 50 percent of the population – the female half – from availability for the draft in the case of a national emergency," the Pentagon said in the report, which was released under the Freedom of Information Act.


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Help Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize SchoolsHelp Fund NNOMY to De-Militarize Schools. Your 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.

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