NNOMY News 1039: January 3, 2020 Looking Back at Counter-recruitment and NNOMY


 

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Theme: January 3, 2020 Looking Back at Counter-recruitment and NNOMY

In advance of the next NNOMY newsletter themed, January 18 2020: The New Face of Military Recruiting, NNOMY takes a look back at counter military recruitment practice and issues in the past decade to review where we have been as we anticipate a new decade ahead for counter recruitment activism. A revealed cyber strategy of the Pentagon recruiting command's plans to generate military recruits from Generation Z and those youth that have grown up in a world of virtual realities will confront our struggle forward. 

 

 
 
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Making Contact – The New Face of Military Recruiting (2010)

Stretched to supply the manpower to fight two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Video-games, social networks, and the schools themselves are all fertile soil for Pentagon recruiters. On this edition, guest host Anna Sussman hosts a round-table discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.

Featuring: Sandra Schwartz, American Friends Service Committee San Francisco Peace Education Coordinator; David Ledesma, One Voice Executive Director; Sokthy Mean, Bay-Peace counter recruiter



Listen Now |  29:54 minutes

https://kpfa.org/episode/65002/

 

 
 
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US pressed on military exam for high school students (2012)

AIRTALK - KPCC Southern Califormia Talk Radio - with Larry MantleIs US military recruitment misusing information on minors?
Questions are being asked about a key military recruitment tool used in the nation's high schools.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam is a series of tests designed to assess a child's suitability for various careers in the armed forces. However, a recent report by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child raised concerns about how the information gathered in these tests is used.

The U.N. has now asked the United States government to provide info



Listen Now | 13:01 minutes

http://nnomy.org/en/resources/downloads/audio-reports/531-us-pressed-on-military-exam-for-high-school-students.html

 

 
 
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LAUSD Moves to Protect Student Information (2010)

GUESTS: Arlene Inouye, Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Pat Elder, Peace Action Montgomery Anti-recruitment activists are hailing the recent announcement by the Los Angeles Unified School District of a new policy to better protect students’ personal information from the military. The policy is the result of discussions with teachers and the ACLU.


Listen Now | 15:50 minutes

http://nnomy.org/en/resources/downloads/audio-reports/316-lausd-moves-to-protect-student-information.html

 

 
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Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health? (2011)

American Public Health Association - Recruiters for the various US armed forces have free access to our nation's high schools, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Military recruiter behaviors are disturbingly similar to predatory grooming.

Adults in the active military service are reported to experience increased mental health risks, including stress, substance abuse, and suicide, and the youngest soldiers consistently show the worst health effects, suggesting military service is associated with disproportionately poor health for this population.
We describe the actions of a high school parent teacher student association in Seattle, Washington, which sought to limit the aggressive recruitment of children younger than 18 years into the military.


Read More | Watch Interview | 29:32 minutes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000735/

https://youtu.be/mh8MHn1FTlA

 

 
     
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O'Reilly & Military Recruiters in Schools (2010)

Fox News - Spokesperson from Iraqi Veterans Against the War explains counter-recruitment position over action in Seattle?


Watch Now | 5:40 minutes

http://nnomy.org/en/resources/downloads/video-reports/332-o-reilly-military-recruiters-in-schools.html

 

 
 
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Counter-recruitment from Wikipedia

Counter-recruitment refers to activity opposing military recruitment, in some or all of its forms. Among the methods used are research, consciousness-raising, political advocacy and direct action. Most such activity is a response to recruitment by state armed forces, but may also target intelligence agencies, private military companies, and non-state armed groups.

Read More

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-recruitment

 

 
 
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A 2020 Reminder from NNOMYpeace

Please network NNOMY to friends, teachers, parents of recruitment aged youth, and students that may be under military recruitment pressures in their schools and communities. 

Tell them that there is a national network that wishes to tell them the FULL STORY on what it means to join into military service. 

And send them the links:

http://www.winningthepeace.org & http://www.beforeyouenlist.org

Those are resources that could save their lives and the lives of innocent others!

 

 
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