pdf We Want You(th)! Popular

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Confronting Unregulated Military Recruitment in New York City Public Schools (2007)

Confronting Unregulated Military Recruitment in New York City Public SchoolsAs the United States military intensifies its recruitment activities inside public high schools to meet wartime quotas, careful oversight of military recruitment tactics in schools is critical. The federal No Child Left Behind Law of 2001 grants the military wide access to public high schools and students’ personal information. While United States Army statistics list New York City as a top source for enlistment, the full extent of military recruitment efforts in New York City public schools remains unknown.

Source: New York Civil Liberties Union

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West Virginia military alternatives such as: money for college, job training/skills, direction in life, discipline, to be part of a team, travel, to serve their country, to get out of trouble with the law, physical training, even citizenship.

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To commemorate the International Day for Conscientious Objection, we talk about three (four, if you count St. Maximilian) COs in US history. We hope to emphasize that objecting to a war is not done out of cowardice--on the contrary, the sacrifice can be so high that it is among the highest forms of bravery possible.

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This paper explores how war-themed video games may impact gamers' perception of modern warfare. The popularity of violent video games such as Call of Duty has prompted researchers to investigate the effects that extensive game play may have on consumers. Due to their high potential for psychological influence, enhanced by military involvement and social networking, there is reason to believe that violent, war-themed video games may have psychological effects on gamers that could negatively impact their decisions regarding war and violence.

Althea Vail Wallop
Stanford University

default White Supremacy and Apartheid: Contextualizing Mandela Popular

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White supremacy is unavoidably tied to militarism and militarization. From the way the military takes advantage of the precarious situation many people of color find themselves in to draw them into their ranks (as evidenced by the disproportionate amount of people of color within each branch of the military, compared to the total population of the United States), to the justifications that make war and military interventions possible. To commemorate this Nelson Mandela International day, we firmly take a stand against the dehumanization of others in any form. If you want to join us in the fight against militarism and militarization of youth, please visit our website: www.nnomy.org.

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Who cheers war?Are games our escapist fantasies, or our outlets for dealing with reality? Either way, why is our most common gameplay choice the pursuit of war?

pdf Who is a Conscientious Objector

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pdf Who Serves? A Comparison of Demographics Between the Military and General Population Popular

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Who Serves CurriculaThis series of lessons explores possible disparities between the general population and the military, especially among military recruits. Students compare data and statistics on both populations and use various algebraic and statistical methods to compare the two groups.
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Source: Radical Math

 

default Why is the player on the side of killing?": a conversation with the writer of Far Cry 3 Popular

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It’s not about the rush that we feel when we kill things, it’s about why is Jason on the side of killing and why the player is on the side of killing, which is a very different question. I don’t know if I’ve explained the subtlety of that, but part of what I’m trying to do with Far Cry is ask the question overall of whether life should be easy and fun, or whether it should be difficult and rewarding. And what love is, also. I was very much inspired by an article that Jonathan Franzen wrote in the New York Times about falling in love with tech devices. It’s called something like, “Liking is for cowards. Go for what hurts.” Basically, you could say that article inspired this game. Real love, he argues, is painful and hard. And a lot of times, not fun. It’s work. This tech love, on the other hand, is all fluff. It mirrors yourself back at you.

This game is an examination of that issue. The game attracts people like a tech device. Gameplay loops are based on tracking people without being hard. 

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The brutality of what it means to occupy another country is on full display in Iraq even the mainstream press can't ignore the reality of life for ordinary Iraqis and for those standing up to join the resistance and kick the United States out of their country.