Pat Elder was a co-founder of the DC Antiwar Network (DAWN) and a member of the Steering Committee of the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth, (NNOMY). Pat is currently involved in a national campaign with the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom project, Military Poisons, investigating on U.S. military base contamination domestically and internationally. Pat’s work has prominently appeared in NSA documents tracking domestic peace groups.
Pat Elder - National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
Tough Times for Military Recruiting
How COVID-19 is impacting the Delayed Entry Program and threatening the health of recruits. By Pat Elder / National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth, NNOMY - June 8, 2020 - Read the Spanish Version COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the way the military finds new soldiers. The recruiting command was caught unprepared to face the pandemic and is facing a challenging new reality. ...
Understanding the South's unequal contribution of military recruits
by Rolando Zenteno / Facing South - Since the U.S. ended the draft in 1973, young adults from Southern states* have been overrepresented among new military recruits. In fact, the region has been in ...
The Civilian Marksmanship Program Introduces American School Children To The Intoxicating Use Of Firearms
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | January 2019 While Endangering the Health of the American Public Through Lead Exposure When I hold you in my arms And I feel my finger on your trigger I know ...
Video Games Recruit & Train Killers
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | December 2018 “Where does a 14-year-old boy who never fired a gun before get the skill and the will to kill? - Video games and media violence” Violent video games ...
Madison Avenue Joins the Army
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | December 2018 It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned - that a square is, in ...
Kids and Military Recruiters: A Compendium of Horror Stories
Pat Elder | Truthout | November 1 2017 More than a hundred mothers have contacted me over the years, alarmed at the relationships their teenaged children were developing with military recruiters at ...
Military Recruiting And How To Confront It
Pat Elder | Originally published in Popular Resistance - June 29, 2017 Wars start in our high schools and this is where we can end them. This year the Army’s goal is to recruit 80,000 active duty ...
Military Enlistment Ruins Lives
November 2016 | Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press -The military is the scourge of the American experience. Our military is a scourge on the American experience. Forty percent of those recruited ...
The US Military, Like Ancient Rome's, Is Trying to Secure a Dying Empire
Mark Karlin | Originally published in Truthout - February 19, 2017 Delving into the underbelly of the US military, longtime antiwar activist Pat Elder reveals how military recruiters are assisted by ...
SkoolLive - School Jive - A new, interactive digital invasion of our high schools by corporations and the military
Pat Elder - For years DOD recruiting commanders have attempted to circumvent student privacy protections that are designed to shield minors from the wholesale transfer of student information from ...