NNOMYnews 1057: April - May 2021 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

NNOMYnews 1057: April - May 2021 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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NNOMY News: April - May 2021 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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"The FY21 NDAA comes at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. For the sixtieth consecutive year, Congress will enact timely, important, and essential legislation to fulfill its critical constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense”and allow on our nation’s military to continue to represent the best that America has to offer: Our leadership and values. "

 

Our Values? Got that right!
 
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The NDAA for 2021 expands the programs of the pentagon in our public schools


May - 10 2021 /  Gary Ghirardi / NNOMY - A not surprising but concerning feature of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act is the doubling of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps in our public schools and the expansion of DoD STEM and of the STARBASE Program into territories that the United States of America controls in the Pacific.

In the case of the JROTC the following is stated in the NDAA Report for 2021:

 


‘Selective Service Repeal Act’ Introduced in Congress

16/04.2021 / Edward Hasbrouck / Resisters.info - The Selective Service Repeal Act of 2021 (H.R. 2509 and S. 1139) was introduced in Congress on April 14th with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. Initial co-sponsors of the bill to end draft registration and abolish the Selective Service System are Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

"No young person, regardless of gender, should be subject to a military draft or be forced to register for a draft in the United States. The military draft registration system is an unnecessary, wasteful bureaucracy which unconstitutionally violates Americans’ civil liberties. We should be abolishing military draft registration altogether, not expanding it," said Rep. DeFazio.

"If a war is worth fighting, Congress will vote to declare it and people will volunteer," said Sen. Paul.

Other cosponsors of the bill include Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). Residents of the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories are subject to the military draft, but have no voting representation in Congress, only nonvoting "Delegates" to the House of Representatives.

 


 

NDAA’s JROTC STEM Grant Program Must Now be Fully Funded

18/12/2020 / Norberto Salinas / Senior Counsel and Director of Global Workforce Policy / Intel - The final FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act contains a provision critical to expanding STEM education in the United States. Based on the Providing Resources and Organization to Maximize Opportunities for Training and Education in STEM (PROMOTES Act), the language in the NDAA will establish a grant program to increase the training and education of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

 


 

The Nuts and Bolts of Pursuing Policy Changes to Counter Recruitment and Demilitarize Schools

11/8/2017/ Project YANO, Santa Barbara Truth in Recruitment, NNOMY - Are you troubled by frequent recruiter visits, ASVAB testing or JROTC in your schools? Are you having difficulty gaining equal school access to counter military recruiting? This workshop covers ways that activists have successfully approached these problems at the policy level. It’s been done in some of the largest school districts in the country (e.g., NY City, L.A., Chicago, San Diego), and at the state level in some cases. The policy approach is another powerful tool that can be useful for having an impact beyond individual school visits. The presentation reviews successful methods as well as some of the challenges organizers have encountered.

 


 

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#antiwar #feminist #leftist #liberal #history #wewontgo #activism #military

 


 

Sole & DJ Pain 1 "National Bird"

28/02/2017 / Sole & DJ Pain - In the aftermath of a world tour and release of their 2nd studio album Nihilismo, Sole & DJ Pain 1 are back with "National Bird." National Bird is the title track for the film National Bird. The song was written and recorded knowing little about the film due to the sensitive nature of the whistleblowers involved, only that it was about Military whistleblowers. Having a few friends involved with Iraq Veterans Against The War and knowing a few vets with PSTD, sole had been wanting to write a song about drone warfare and resistance to war for a long time and this was the perfect outlet. During the final hours of film editing, Wenders and Kennebeck decided to use the song as the title for the film.

The National Bird Video is a fictionalized day in the life of a drone operator. The worker wakes up, drives his kids to school, goes and kills people thousands of miles away and makes it home in time for a BBQ. The psychological impacts of this style of warfare is a nightmare for both the people living in targetted areas and those employed as part of the “kill chain” in the U.S. drone warfare program.

 

 http://nationalbirdfilm.com | Watch the Documentary

 


 

COSTS OF WAR PROJECT

Watson Institute / Brown University - The Costs of War Project is a team of 50 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2010. We use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the related violence in Pakistan and Syria. There are many hidden or unacknowledged costs of the United States’ decision to respond to the 9/11 attacks with military force. We aim to foster democratic discussion of these wars by providing the fullest possible account of their human, economic, and political costs, and to foster better informed public policies.

 


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