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Adolescents, America’s Army, and the Government-Gaming NexusThis paper uses a political economic (Bettig & Hall, 2003; McChesney, 2000; 2004; 2008; Meehan, 2005, Mosco, 2009; Wasko, 2005) lens to examine the U.S. government’s video game, America’s Army. America’s Army is a first-person shooter game available for free online that has military recruitment as its primary goal. The U.S. Army launched America’s Army on July 4, 2002; it has been downloaded more than 42 million times and has a virtual Army comprised of 519,472 “soldiers.” This paper studies the history of the government production of America’s Army and uses industry and government records to explore the current ties between the public sector and transindustrial gaming conglomerates. The issue of the video game and its intended youth audience becomes even more problematic when one considers how the government combines its strength with powerful corporate interests to disseminate violent media to adolescents with military enlistment and commodification as primary goals. As a result, this paper conceptualizes the “government-gaming nexus” to explain the relationship between the U.S. government and private transindustrial media organizations to better understand how that structure functions in society. Praxis strategies focus on ratings, education, and regulation.

Margot Susca, Ph.D.
The Florida State University
College of Communication and Information

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Winning the Peace QR Code Table Topper

Place this letter size document in a plexiglass document holder as a tabling display and youth can scan with their cell phones to direct them to the winningthepeace.org mobile phone version.

You can order a freestanding plexiglass document holder from Grainger Industries online or find one in your local office supply store.

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Wisconsin 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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Wyoming 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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YSEAYo Soy El Army: U.S. Military Targets Latinos With Extensive Recruitment Campaign

In addition to the racial profiling encouraged by Arizonas controversial anti-immigrant law, the Hispanic community in this country is the target of a different kind of profiling as well: the militarys targeting of Latino recruits. We get a report from independent media activist and community organizer Marco Amador of Producciones Cimarron and the Center for Community Communications and the Big Noise media collective.

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YSEA 2Yo Soy El Army: U.S. Military Targets Latinos With Extensive Recruitment Campaign

In addition to the racial profiling encouraged by Arizonas controversial anti-immigrant law, the Hispanic community in this country is the target of a different kind of profiling as well: the militarys targeting of Latino recruits. We get a report from independent media activist and community organizer Marco Amador of Producciones Cimarron and the Center for Community Communications and the Big Noise media collective.

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photoThe Ya-Ya Network is a citywide anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the LGBTQ community. Ya-Ya is staffed by young activists ages 15-19. We work with other youth, adult allies, youth programs & activist organizations.We are currently one of the few groups made up primarily of youth of color who are active in the counter-military recruitment movement.  We lead workshops and trainings to make sure our peers get accurate information, not just a recruiter’s sales pitch. We help other youth groups and schools set up their own counter recruitment campaigns. We do research and produce written material and fliers that you can download here.

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Demilitarization Guide AYSDemilitarization guide for students. Issues that are covered include articles on military recruiting in high schools, universities of mass destruction, how to struggle against militarism, organizing tools and success stories.  This collaborative project was made possible by generous grants from the Sunshine Project, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, as well as the “advertisers” that appear in the guide. Contributors to the guide include the American Friends Service Committee, National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, the Sunshine Project, and Tri-Valley CAREs, among others.  The Foundation designed and published A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.

Santa Barbara, CA : Nuclear Age Peace Foundation], 2004.