NNOMY News October 12, 2019 - Confronting Militarism at your High School


 

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NNOMY News October 12, 2019 - Confronting Militarism at your High School

Counter-recruitment efforts are facing the challenges of national CR groups aging and facing reduced access to schools, lower recruitment rates due to a strong economy and racial and economic divides between those who are active in resisting school military recruiting and the demographics of the students that the Pentagon is increasingly targeting. Yet there still exists committed groups nationally that continue to look for ways to reach students with a counter-narrative on the full reality of what it means to serve in America's wars in post 9/11 America.

 

 
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Local Efforts Towards Military Counter-recruitment in Boston

Bonnie J. Caracciolo, Chelsea Uniting Against the War (CUAW) - On September 9, 2019 members and supporters of Chelsea Uniting Against the War (CUAW) greeted students on their way to school. CUAW was there to inform students about their right to opt out from having their personal information given to military recruiters.

Since 2001 and the No Child Left Behind Act along with the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act- both which provided for the presence of military recruiters in middle- and high-schools - young people have become vulnerable targets.

The group distributed over 1000 leaflets describing the facts about military enlistment including information on homelessness among veterans along with other serious issues. One in ten homeless people in the US is a military veteran. (2019) Additionally, 150 opt out forms were handed out.

Chelsea High School is in a mostly immigrant, working-class neighborhood near Boston, MA. Current enrollment is 1,335 students in 9th through 12th grade.


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https://nnomypeace.net/427-flexicontent/articles/756-local-efforts-towards-military-counter-recruitment-in-boston.html

 
 
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Truth in Recruitment‎ Summit on Youth and the Military

Truth in Recruitment, a counter-recruitment group from Santa Barbara, California, hosted a Summit on Youth and the Military on Saturday, October 12, 2019 to provide the Santa Maria, California community with information about the potential effects of the Selective Service System and frequent presence of military recruiters in area junior high and high schools.

This event was held at the Santa Maria Public Library’s Sheppard Hall, at 421 S. McClelland St., in Santa Maria, California, a largely working class and Latino community just north of the affluent Santa Barbara coastal city, and close to the Lompoc California community and the Vandenberg Air Force Base that it services.

Attendees learned about changes Congress may make to the Selective Service System (SSS) that could include women having to register for the draft as young men do now. There also  presented on the realities of military recruitment within local schools, and the issues deported veterans and their families face. People attending were encouraged to voice their experiences and concerns.

To lean more about the outreach and support opportunities to support and/or work with Truth in Recruitment, contack : Kate Connell, director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please share this with your contacts, friends, and colleagues – we need your support locally, regionally and nationally!
 
Visit our website at: https://truthinrecruitment.org/
and our Facebook page at:
 
 
 
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Pat Elder at #NoWar2019 World Beyond War Conference in Limerick 10-5-19

Pat Elder presented at #NoWar2019 in Limerick Ireland about international military base contamination worldwide. Elder’s work has been covered by NPR, USA Today, The Washington Post, Aljazeera, and Education Week. In 2017, Mr. Elder shifted his focus from military recruitment to military contamination. Pat says the change represents a 4th quarter shift in strategy.

Watch video (starts at 40:30)

https://youtu.be/jQR2UWQaQrg?t=2430

 
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Excerpts from Student Papers

On Visit by John Burns to Class Studying “Just War” in an Alternative NYC High School, Spring 2018

“I do the We Are Not Your Soldiers visits because I feel it’s important for students and young adults to have information to make well-informed decisions. The fact that these kids are usually exposed to only one side of the story with countless movies and media glorifying war in general is an extreme disservice to the people of the United States. Given that I use these speaking tours as my own therapy should say a lot about how much the military affects you. I want to say on record that I do not hate our military. I hate what our military is being used for. I love my country and that’s coming from a Haudenosaunee Native American whose own ancestors were slaughtered by the very institution I enlisted in. ”

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https://www.wearenotyoursoldiers.org/excerpts-from-student-papers/

 
     
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Moral and Safe?: War, Peace, Drone Warfare & the Religious Community
from George McCollough on Vimeo.

 

 

Moral and Safe?: War, Peace, Drone Warfare & the Religious Community

We need to end the use of weaponized drones against civilian populations by our US military, and stop the CIA from continuing to use them at all.

On Earth Peace is a member of the Interfaith Coalition on Drone Warfare, which held an important strategy and training conference last weekend. We are working together to end drone warfare before it proliferates further around the world.

We thank you for your support, which makes this work possible!

Bill Scheurer
Executive Director
On Earth Peace


Watch Video

https://vimeo.com/212753066

https://www.onearthpeace.org/?utm_campaign=drone_warfare_prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_source=oep

 
 
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New Graphic Novels Honor Hero Medal of Honor Recipients

The Association of the United States Army today announced the release of two new graphic novels, created by legendary comic book artists, in its series designed to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipients.

"Medal of Honor: Audie Murphy" and "Medal of Honor: Sal Giunta" will be featured in a new book -- which includes two previously released graphic novels on Staff Sgt. Roy Benavidez and Sgt. Alvin York -- at AUSA's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., according to an AUSA press release.

The counter-recruitment community needs to challenge this type of material with comix depicting the horrors of war and the resulting ramifications for American youth. These materials, produced by the Pentagon, are used to manipulate naive and vulnerable youth into national service based on heroic fantasy and claims of patriotic service while U.S. wars become more preemptive and serving corporate profiteering and foreign policy goals to dominate other countries resources..


Read More

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/10/11/new-graphic-novels-honor-hero-medal-honor-recipients.html

 
 
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Inner and Outer Peace - Thich Nhat Hanh

How did Martin Luther King Jr. come to speak against the Vietnam war at a time in which it would have been unpopular to do so? One man: Thich Nhat Hanh. This videos attempts to relate Nhat Hanh's Buddhist beliefs with his peace activism.

Watch Video

https://youtu.be/y8JDooa9qd4

 
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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.

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

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(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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Truth in Recruitment‎ Summit on Youth and the Military

Truth in Recruitment will be hosting a Summit on Youth and the Military on Saturday, October 12, to provide the Santa Maria community with information about the potential effects of the Selective Service System and frequent presence of military recruiters in area junior high and high schools.

Attendees will learn about changes Congress may make to the Selective Service System (SSS) that could include women having to register for the draft as young men do now. There also will be presentations on the realities of military recruitment within local schools, and the issues deported veterans and their families face. People attending are encouraged to voice their experiences and concerns.

Lunch, refreshments, childcare, and language interpretation will be provided.

We are also looking for volunteers to help that day. Students can earn community service hours!

Contact: Kate Connell, director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Maria Public Library’s Sheppard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA
 
Please share this with your contacts and calendars – your friends, family members, colleagues – this is a public forum for the community!
 
We also have a form that people can use to rsvp: https://tinyurl.com/y53tffx2.
 
We are also looking for volunteers to help that day. Students can earn community service hours!
 
 
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Pat Elder at #NoWar2019 World Beyond War Conference in Limerick 10-5-19

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https://youtu.be/jQR2UWQaQrg?t=2430

 
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Moral and Safe?: War, Peace, Drone Warfare & the Religious Community
from George McCollough on Vimeo.

 

 

Moral and Safe?: War, Peace, Drone Warfare & the Religious Community

We need to end the use of weaponized drones against civilian populations by our US military, and stop the CIA from continuing to use them at all.

On Earth Peace is a member of the Interfaith Coalition on Drone Warfare, which held an important strategy and training conference last weekend. We are working together to end drone warfare before it proliferates further around the world.

We thank you for your support, which makes this work possible!

Bill Scheurer
Executive Director
On Earth Peace


Watch Video

https://vimeo.com/212753066

https://www.onearthpeace.org/?utm_campaign=drone_warfare_prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_source=oep

 
 
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Inner and Outer Peace - Thich Nhat Hanh

How did Martin Luther King Jr. come to speak against the Vietnam war at a time in which it would have been unpopular to do so? One man: Thich Nhat Hanh. This videos attempts to relate Nhat Hanh's Buddhist beliefs with his peace activism.

Watch Video

https://youtu.be/y8JDooa9qd4

 
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Visit the NNOMYnews Archive and remember to...
 

Please Donate to fund counter-recruitment nationally


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.

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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