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The "My Education for Peace" document is available for printing and distribution to encourage public knowledge of this campaign for students and educators who support a peace framework in their beliefs and to form a community of networking and support.

https://nnomy.org/myeducationforpeace/

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SPN BrochureOpt-out and equal access brochure from the SafePassageNetwork.org, devoted to truth-in- military-recruiting, on behalf of our youngest generation, K-12, their parents, teachers, grandparents, guardians, clergy and others concerned with their safety and well-being.

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Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire was covered up just days before his comrade Rory Fanning—who served in the same unit as Tillman—left the Army Rangers as a conscientious objector. Disquieted by his tours in Afghanistan, Fanning sets out to honor Tillman's legacy by crossing the United States on foot.

Told with page-turning style, humor, and warmth, Worth Fighting For explores the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. It is only through the generous, and colorful people Fanning meets and the history he discovers that he learns to live again.

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Worth-Fighting-For

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Chicago Counter-recruitment OptionsPower Point Slide show about realities of military enlistment as a counter-recruitment tool. Ready to play without opening Power Point in editing mode.

Source: Veterans for Peace: Chicago-area group

pdf 2016 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing Popular

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2016 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing

WHAT IS IN THIS KIT?
The kit is a catalog of basic material useful to educating young people and school personnel about the realities
of military enistment and war. The catalog also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well
as items written for organizers seeking to reach out to local schools.

All of the material in this catalog was carefully reviewed for relevancy and accuracy as of the Fall of 2015.
A task force of knowledgeable organizers did the research. It does not include all of the available literature on
this topic because much of what exists is out of date or is no longer bing produced by the original sources.

Consequently, we focused on identifying items that we felt were basic and most useful for effective organizing
and educating. New items may be added to future kits as they become available.

HOW TO USE THE KIT

It’s very simple: Read the descriptions in the catalog and then go to the links that are listed to view or download
documents that are relevant o your local organizing. In some cases, you will be able to reprint them for local
reproduction; or, you will be able to order copies in bulk if they are offered by the original source.
NOTE: If you wish to print the catalog, be sure to choose the landscape setting in your print menu (i.e., horizontal).

HOW THE KIT IS ORGANIZED

The catalog groups items into various subject categories:

  • Counter-recruitment
  • Non?military Career, College and Service Alternatives
  • Gender and the Military
  • JROTC
  • Delayed Entry Program (DEP)
  • Privacy  (Opt Out Forms/ ASVAB etc.)
  • Resources for Organizers
  • Contact Information

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pdf 2018/9 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing Popular

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2018/9 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing

 

WHAT IS IN THIS KIT?


The Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing is a catalog of basic material useful to educating young people and school personnel about the realities of military enistment and war. The catalog also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as items written for organizers seeking to reach out to local schools. All of the material in this catalog was carefully reviewed for relevancy and accuracy as of the Spring of 2018.  

A task force of knowledgeable organizers did the research. It does not include all of the available literature on  this topic because much of what exists is out of date or is no longer being produced by the original sources.

Consequently, we focused on identifying items that we felt were basic and most useful for effective organizing  and educating. New items may be added to future kits as they become available.

HOW TO USE THE KIT

It’s very simple: Read the descriptions in the catalog and then go to the links that are listed to view or download documents that are relevant o your local organizing. In some cases, you will be able to reprint them for local reproduction; or, you will be able to order copies in bulk if they are offered by the original source.

NOTE: If you wish to print the catalog, be sure to choose the landscape setting in your print menu (i.e., horizontal).

HOW THE KIT IS ORGANIZED

The catalog groups items into various subject categories:

  • Counter-recruitment
  • Non-military Career, College and Service Alternatives
  • Gender and the Military
  • JROTC
  • Delayed Entry Program (DEP)
  • Privacy  (Opt Out Forms/ ASVAB etc.)
  • Resources for Organizers
  • Contact Information

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Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/stopkidsgoingtowar

Revised 01/25/2019

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The people who constitute your school board are volunteers, unpaid and with varying degrees of ability and education. In some districts they are often there out of sheer frustration with the previous board. At some point members concluded the only way needed changes would be implemented was by running for office and being elected. In major metropolitan areas, political power is a strong consideration. In a few districts, widespread corruption as well as fraudulent use and theft of taxpayers money has been documented.

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A Soldiers Life

This website and video are made for high school students to discourage them from enlisting in the military. All of the production staff who created the 10-minute video are students, ranging from middle school to college. The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice and Veterans for Peace co-created the video with professional photographer and CCPJ Board member Richard Lord. Please feel free to share this with young people and their families.  It is hard to know what the coming years will hold in terms of war and peace; if we can save even one young person from being traumatized emotionally, physically, sexually or socially, then we are doing our job correctly.

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pdfAcross the nation, students and activists are taking action,saying NO to increased militarization of our schools.Peace!
We hope you will find this Activist Toolkit to be a useful tool for those devoted to demilitarizing our schools and educating students and parents on how to keep student contact information out of the hands of military recruiters. In this Activist Toolkit, you will find the following information to help you plan an exciting and successful action:

default Addicted to War: Who's Who Popular

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ATW1A short trailer that chronicles the history of the book 'Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism. Introduces the author, publisher and other key persons who've brought Addicted to War back from obscurity.

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atw-why?Visit Arlington West Santa Monica for more information. Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't kick Militarism. An illustrated expose by Joel Andreas. Also of interest Arlington West

pdf Adopt A School Kit Popular

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aaskOperation Student Privacy
• To inform students and parents regarding their privacy rights in relation to military recruiters
Operation Informed Decision
• To provide information and education about the military, equal access, alternatives to the
military resources and programming.

default Aimee Allison on military counter-recruiting Popular

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aaimeAimee Allison, veteran, conscientious objector and counter-recruiter, was a featured speaker at the national counter-recruitment confernece held at UCAL/Berkeley, October 22, 2005. It was jointly sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) and MOOS

pdf Alabama Military Alternatives Popular

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Alabama 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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Alaska 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.

pdf ALGUNOS EJEMPLOS DE CARRERAS PACIFISTAS Y CAMBIO SOCIAL Popular

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Examples in Peace Making


Un trabajo pacifista es cualquier trabajo que no hace daño a otras personas y fomenta la cooperación y construcción de una sociedad justa.

default Alternatives to Enlistment - Center on Conscience & War Popular

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List of Alternatives to recruitment from the Center on Conscience & War by state including resources from commercial sites, educational sites, financing college, apprenticeships, religious & non-profit organizations and a huge variety of positions around the country.

default Alternatives to Military Service by State Popular

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This Jobs & Job Training Guide is intended to provide alternatives to military service for youth in the United States and its territories who may be considering a career in the United States Armed Forces. There are thousands of links in these documents that will hook you up with thousands of job, training, and educational opportunities near your home, across the country or around the world. The U.S. government and each State Government have programs that can assist you in figuring out what to do with your life. There are many free job-search sites and opportunities with non-profit and faith-based organizations. Spend a few hours clicking around and use the free search engines . In the process, you're likely to find something that is truly exciting. You don't have to join the military.

default Amazing Opt Out Resolution! Popular

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In the spring of 2003, students at Santa Cruz High School initiated the first Truth & Privacy campaign, with regard to military recruitment in Santa Cruz City School. This campaign established an opt-in policy with respect to military recruitment – so that under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, student contact information was not sent out to military recruiters without parental consent. In the summer of 2003, there was a federal challenge to our opt-in policy, leading to the initiation of a second Truth & Privacy campaign - moving away from opt-in and establishing of a strong opt-out policy.

default American Friends Service Committee Popular

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AFSC LogoCounter-recruitment is what community members and activists call their efforts to dispel myths about the realities of military service and refute false information provided by military recruiters or advertising. Sometimes counter-recruiters are able to work in schools - alongside military recruiters - but most work in community groups or in public spaces due to lack of access to schools.

default AmeriCorps Popular

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AmeriCorpsBegun in 1994, the AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 70,000 Americans in intensive service each year.

AmeriCorps members serve through more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies,and faith-based and other community organizations, helping meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. The variety of service opportunities is almost unlimited. Members may tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, or help communities respond to disasters.

PDF Reports available by state and region.

default Anders Breivik, videogames and the militarisation of society Popular

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The boundary between the military and everyday life is being eroded by videogames. The ongoing trial of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Breivik has generated a great deal of media coverage, public debate and analysis.

Much of this has focused on claims made by Breivik that he used the “military shooter” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to prepare for his attacks.

Critics of games and gaming very quickly pounced on his assertion to claim this was evidence of a causal link between game-playing and committing acts of violence.

default Antes de Alistarte Popular

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ADAAntes de Alistarte! es un conoce el contrapunto racional a las practicas de reclutamiento atractivas y enganosas que a menudo son usadas por reclutadores militares de EEUU. - 2016 revision

pdf Arizona Military Alternatives Popular

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Arizona 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.

pdf Arkansas Military Alternatives Popular

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Arkansas5-26-10FINAL.pdf

Arkansas 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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Arlington West Film

ARLINGTON WEST is a 74-minute Art Film presenting "temporary cemeteries"in the sand, erected every Sunday by the Veterans For Peace in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Oceanside, and Huntington Beach.  Flag draped coffins and over 5,500 wooden crosses, affectionately placed, invites the public to honor the unacknowledged fallen U.S. soldiers from Iraq & Afghanistan, for us to lament the cost of the war.

Watch the ARLINGTON WEST Trailer 3:16 minutes

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Arlington West CoverThis is a must see film that will move most people to tears, whether they are peace activists, people who may have supported the war in Iraq or people who have been undecided. It features 105 interviews, mostly with young soldiers who have been to Iraq, who talk about their experiences there. – 74 minutes -   Order from AMAZON

pdf Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs, 17 October 2005 Popular

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Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs.pdf

This Armed Services regulation includes: Dept. of Army Reg. 601-22; Dept. of the Navy, OPNAVINST 1100.5; Dept. of the Air Force, AF JI 36-2016; The U.S. Marine Corps MCP 1130-52E; and The U.S. Coast Guard, CG COMDTINST M-1130-24A.  It's all here!

pdf Army Cadet Command Regulation 145-2 7-2007 Popular

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JROTC Organization, Administration, Operation, Training and Support

pdf Army JROTC Instructor Certification Packet 5-2005 Popular

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pdf Army National Convention Program, 1/27/84 (Archived) Popular

By In General Recruiting 3004 downloads

National Convention Program
1 . P U R P O S E . This regulation establishes the policy , responsibilities, and procedures governing the US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) National Convention Program.
2 . SCOP E . This regulation is applicable to all elements of this Command and to both the Regular Army (RA) and the US Army Reserve (USAR) recruiting effort.
3. POLICY. It is the policy of this Command to conduct effective sales promotion programs that sup- port the Army recruiting mission. The National Convention/Exhibit Program is a sales promotion acti- vity that can, with proper emphasis, appreciably enhance the recruiting effort. USAREC participation in civilian sponsored conventions/exhibitions provides our recruiting managers a dynamic forum and unique opportunity to meet , in a concentrated period of time , key decision makers , centers of influence (COI), opinion leaders, and prospects. - pdf

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ASVAB Privacy Act statement.pdf

This three-page ASVAB form, (DD Forrm 1304-5AS is in use in most of the nation's high schools.  The Privacy Act Statement requires students to relinquish their personal information.  The answer sheet indicates where students must fill in their social security numbers.

pdf ASVAB Counselor Manual Popular

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asvab_counselor_manual.pdf

This manual is offered by the military to high school counselors. It contains, among other things, the hard-to-find information about recruiter release options. It does not, however, explain exactly how to exercise those options in the outline of steps to take when scheduling the ASVAB at a school.

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pdf ASVAB Regulations Popular

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USMEPCOM Regulation 601-4, November 13, 2006
Personnel Procurement
Student Testing Program

pdf ASVAB Student Test Record - USMEPCOM Form 601-4-3-R-E Popular

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ASVAB - Student Test Record.pdf

This form is used by ASVAB test proctors to record data regarding the administration of the ASVAB.  It is not filled out by school personnel. Notice there's a column for information pertaining to the proctor and the "Responsible Recruiter," as well as a section to indicate the recruiter release option. In practice, if a school has not communicated a chosen option, it will be option 1 by default.  The form also provides a category for reporting whether the test is mandatory for students in selected grades. USMEPCOM Regulation 601.4 states that DOD personnel are prohibited from suggesting to school officials that the test be made mandatory.

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Unofficial forms like this are created by individual Military Entrance Processing Stations to gather test scheduling information from local schools. Military regulations do not refer to any such form or require that such a form be used; consequently, they are not used in every region and can differ in content. For example, compare this ASVAB Test Request Form to one that was presented to Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland (list separately in this document section). This form allows school officials to select Option 8, which precludes ASVAB test results from reaching military recruiters, but the list of options on the Prince George's County form did NOT include Option 8!

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ASVAB Spin v. Facts.pdf

This is a remarkbale, brief analysis of the ASVAB done by the "Learning Not Recruiting" group in Toledo, Ohio.

audio Audio from May 14th War Resisters event in Watsonville Popular

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Iraq combat veterans, Agustin Aguayo and Camilo Mejia, were joined by fellow war resisters Pablo Paredes and Robert Zabala at a series of Northern California events May 9-18. One of the stops included Watsonville where the 4 men spoke in local high school class rooms and on local station KUSP 88.9 FM in the morning and at the First Presbyterian Church that evening. Read more

pdf Austin Equal Access Directive Popular

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pdf Basic DEP brochure (Archived) Popular

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Before You Enlist Cover“Before You Enlist!” provides a rational voice to counter the seductive and often deceptive recruiting practices of the U.S. military. The message is not “don’t enlist” but rather to provide young people and their families a more complete picture of the life-altering consequences of joining the military – especially in wartime.  14 minutes

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Before You Enlist and After You Say No

We asked The Ruckus Society and Training for Change to help us create a training manual to assist the growing counter-recruitment movement. The Ruckus Society has played a lead role in the Not Your Soldier counter-recruitment camps. Their experience, coupled with Training for Change's direct education approach, produced a result that is a pedagogically sound, information-packed series of workshops with a skill-building emphasis. Matt Smucker of the smartMeme collective and Beyond The Choir also contributed by writing the Media and Messaging workshop.

This new training manual contains:

  • Fifty group exercises
  • Eight complete workshops
  • Handouts and support articles

All tools designed with the direct education approach, which uses group exercises that emphasize participants' empowerment and taps their wisdom as much as possible, not a boring lecture-based teaching approach.

For more information about ordering a copy along with the companion DVD, see our publications page (ON SALE for $7.50!).

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Straight talk from soldiers, veterans and their family members tells what is missing from the sales pitches presented by recruiters and the military's marketing efforts. - 2016 revision

pdf Best Practices for ASVAB-CEP Administration A Guide for Professional School Counselors Popular

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ASVAB-CEP Best Practices 2013_FINAL.pdf

Of the many roles you will play in the lives  of your students, career planning is one of the most   important.  The American School Counselor Association  (ASCA) strongly encourages counselors to collaborate  with “administrators, teachers, staff, families and the   community to ensure all students have the opportunity  to design a rigorous and relevant academic and career program.”  One way to guide students in exploring   career possibilities is through aptitude and career assessment testing.

Constitutional Rights and Human Rights Clinics - Best Practices Series

ASVAB-CEP

Rutgers University School of Law - 2013

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Body of War CoverBody of War, directed by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, is a 2007 documentary following Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran paralyzed from a bullet to the spine, on a physical and emotional journey as he adapts to his new body and begins to question the decision to go to war in Iraq. - Order From AMAZON

pdf Bombs and Budgets: Tools for Reclaiming Communities from Militarism Popular

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Bombs and BudgetsWar Resisters League has put together a workshop for high school students to learn about the all-consuming war machine which dominates our economy. The workshop curriculum uses hands-on techniques, readings and discussions to build student awareness of the issue. Starting with a breakdown of the federal budget, the curriculum goes on to analyze war profiteers who benefit from the continuation of global conflict to the justifications for the occupation and war in Afghanistan. Students can gain a concrete understanding of priorities through exercises like allocating pennies into labeled jars proportional to our annual federal budget.

Also Listen to   Radio Segment with Ali Issa, national field organizer for the War Resister’s League about this curriculum for students.

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pdf Boulder Valley School District Recruiter Access Policy Popular

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pdf California Military Alternatives Popular

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California 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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California ProgramWELCOME to the Central Valley California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) website. The mission of the Central Valley Cal-SOAP is to educate, empower and encourage students and their families to access all opportunities to higher education. Our vision encompasses a strong collaborative effort with our partners to ensure students succeed academically and personally so they will be in a position to take full advantage of all the educational opportunities available to them after high school.

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Camouflaged: Investigating How the U.S. Military Affects You and Your communityCamouflaged: Investigating How the U.S. Military Affects You and Your Community is a tool for educators to help middle and high school-aged students explore the role of the military in their lives and in their communities. Local New York City teachers, led by the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE), generated the Camouflaged curriculum with the intent of making it accessible to educators across the country in a variety of settings and curricular areas. NYCoRE believes that it is the role of educators as allies to young people to ensure that students have information from a variety of sources before considering enlisting in the armed forces. At this point in U.S. history, military recruiters have unprecedented access to young people in and out of school through a variety of mediums. This curriculum provides a critical lens to help students navigate recruiters’ messages and to examine the role of the military throughout this country’s history to the present.

Source: NYCore: New York Collective of Radical Educators

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CAMS Promo

This is a promotional video for CAMS,the Coalition Against Militarism In Our School. It is an introduction to who we are and what we do.
Of course anyone can be a part of the Coalition. Just go to the www.militaryfreeschools.org to find out what you can do.

pdf Careers in Peacemaking and Social Change Popular

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Careers in Peacemaking and social changeCareers in Peacemaking and Social Change:
Choosing a Career that Pays in Many Ways
Brochure for high school-age youths:discusses how to make a career choice that is compatible with both income needs and ethical values.

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logoThe Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.
 

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Child Soldiers International - USA: Shadow Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

April 2012 - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a skills and guidance test developed, funded and graded by the US military. It is a necessary requirement when entering the military, but it is also used in 14,000 high schools in the United States.72 It is open to high school juniors and seniors, withthe vast majority of participants being under 18, and with some as young as 15.73 The test is a means of assessing a student's strengths and weaknesses with a view to informing their future career paths, including the appropriateness of a career in the military,74 which in turn advises recruiters which students they should approach.the military also uses the ASVAB to obtain students' personal contact information, including their name, address, phone number and social security details.76 Crucially, unlike the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act parents do not have the ability to opt out and prevent their child's personal information from being released to third parties.77 Therefore, student information that has been withheld by opting out of NCLBcan be released to the military via the ASVAB. Whilst schools have the ability to prevent data from being passed on to the military, information from the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy78 indicates that few school administrators are aware of this.79 Various sources have indicated that children are oftenunaware of the voluntary nature of the test or its links to the military,80 and there have been instances of students being actively informed that the test was mandatory.81 Child Soldiers International contends that US campaign to stop the use of child soldiers, United States of America: Compliance with the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child from the US campaign to stop the use of child soldiers, November 2007. (Read more in the report)

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Ethan McCord speaks about Collateral Murder in Iraq. Former Army Specialist and hero of Wikileaks video "Colateral Murder" speaks in Los Angeles @ Revolution Books on June 9, 2011. This is the initial talk with projections.

pdf Colorado Military Alternatives Popular

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Colorado 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.

pdf Competing Messages: Mass Media Effects on Recruiting Popular

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Competing Messages: Mass Media Effects on RecruitingThis study examines how the mass media’s portrayal of the military, including the war in Iraq, affects U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps recruiting. A telephone survey of households in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas was conducted to measure parents and young adults’ exposure to information about the military in various media sources and how much attention they paid to those sources of information for information about the military.  This study was hampered by a small sample size (N=119) that limits the ability to claim significant findings for several hypotheses. However, the study did uncover a pattern that indicated that greater use of newspapers and entertainment television reduced chances of young adults joining the military, whereas use of movies depicting the military enhanced the likelihood of joining. Also, media use predicted people’s attitudes about the continued U.S. military presence in Iraq.

Jason Bortz, Natalie Granger, Nathaniel Garcia, Brandan W. Schulze, Mark Mackowiak, Victoria Jennings, Jon McMillan, Debbie Allen
University of Oklahoma
2008

pdf Connecticut Military Alternatives Popular

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Connecticut5-26-10FINAL.pdf

Connecticut 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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CRMTen members of the Dutchess Peace Coalition decided to act locally to expose the lies students are told at recruiting centers.

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CCAPThe counter-recruiters of CRC  marched in solidarity with a call to action by supporters of Lt. Watada, the first officer in the military to refuse to fight in an illegal war (now occupation) of Iraq.

pdf Counter-recruitment: Inside Out Popular

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Counter-recruitment: Inside Out

Counter-recruitment Inside Out, is a compilation of articles authored during the last 12 years by activists and researchers, offering an analysis of counter-recruitment practices. It also seeks strategies for improving its effectiveness in persuading the youth to take a harder look at military enlistment, and to develop a more informed view of the motivations behind their government's wars. With the advent of militarized gaming and the increase of movie and television militainment influencing young minds and legitimizing state violence, counter-recruiters need to develop more nuanced methods of directing young people towards alternatives to militarization.

document Curriculum: Unit Plan: What Young People Should Know Before Joining the Military Popular

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TSJ UbD Unit 8 09-10.doc

USSUP“What Young People Should Know Before Joining the Military” is a unit designed for a 10th grade US History class. The historical component revolves around imperialism and the Spanish-American War. A contemporary connection is made through a look at imperialism and the Iraq War. The final project for the unit consists of group presentations on what CPS students should know about the military before they consider joining. The presentations were videotaped and then edited and compiled to make a 15-minute video that was posted on YouTube.

pdf Delaware Military Alternatives Popular

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Delaware5-26-10FINAL.pdf

Delaware 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.

pdf Delayed Entry and Delayed Training Program (Archived) Popular

By In General Recruiting 3230 downloads

DEPHistory. This UPDATE printing publishes a revised regulation which is effective 15 August 2002. Summary. This regulation prescribes policies and procedures for the management of HQ USAREC DEP and DTP enlistees from the time of enlistment into the DEP or DTP until the member accesses into the RA or enters IADT. It provides standardization of DEP and DTP followup, DEP and DTP briefings, and policy for DEP and DTP functions. Efficient, more responsive DEP and DTP management will assist in achieving mission accomplishment and precluding and/or reducing DEP and DTP losses caused by recruiter-influenced factors. It also provides a source of suggested methods and ideas for improving DEP and DTP retention - USAREC Regulation 601-95; 8/15/02
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pdf Delayed Entry Program - in Spanish Popular

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pdf Delayed Entry Program/Future Soldiers Training Program Fact Sheet Popular

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pdf Demilitarizing Life & Land (Archived) Popular

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FOR Life & LandThe Fellowship of Reconciliation pursues a vision of a free and “demilitarized” world in which the Earth’s resources sustain life and promote the well-being of all people.

To do so, we challenge economic exploitation, work to eradicate racism and religious intolerance, and call attention to imperialistic U.S. foreign policy. As we continue to speak truth to power, FOR engages in an ongoing interfaith dialogue to shift the collective unconscious from a fear-based military culture to a peaceful world community grounded in faith and nonviolent justice.

At the start of 2011, we launched a series of projects, campaigns, and collaborations to demilitarize life and land in the Americas and the Middle East.

pdf Department of Defense Student Testing Program (Archived) Popular

By In ASVAB Testing 5316 downloads

USAREC Regulation 601-59; 7/31/96
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pdf Dictionary of Terms and Authorized Acronyms (old, but still useful) (Archived) Popular

By In General Recruiting 3200 downloads

Dictionary of termsSummary. This pamphlet provides standard definitions, terminology, and authorized acronyms for use within the United States Army Recruiting Command.


This UPDATE pr int ing publ ishes a revised USAREC pamphlet. Because of the extensive changes made, no attempt has been made to highlight changes from previous edition. - USAREC Pamphlet 25-31; 5/6/96 - pdf

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Purple Hearts CoverPhoto-journalist Nina Berman had the urge to find the wounded returned vets she was reading about in the newspaper, but not seeing pictures of. She discovered that her mental picture of a wounded soldier was one of a soldier being helped off the field by other soldiers, or being accompanied and tended to by a dr. or nurse -- leading to the feeling that the soldier was going to be all right, everything was OK.

What she found instead were acutely lonely men & women fighting the VA for benefits. She interviewed them and recorded the interviews as well as photographing them, and made a 10-minute dvd out of this material, featuring 6 of the 20 vets in the book.

Slide Show on Purple Hearts Project / NY Times

pdf Distric of Columbia Military Alternatives Popular

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DistrictofColumbia5-26-10FINAL.pdf

District of Columbia 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.

pdf Divesting Our Youth from the War Machine: A Guide to Countering and Resisting the Militarization of Youth 2017-2018 Popular

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Divesting Our Youth from the War Machine: A Guide to Countering and Resisting the Militarization of Youth 2017-2018

In Cooperation with Codepink's Divest from the War Machine campaign, The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth contributes this guide for demilitarizing our schools from the over-reach of a provision of the Every Child Succeeds Act that permits unrestricted access to military recruiters in our schools. This guide instructs activists how to lobby school districts to follow equal access guidelines and to organize communities, parents, teachers, and students to limit recruiter access to their schools.

Much of the contents of this Divestment Campaign Guide are borrowed with permission from the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, Stop Recruiting Kids, and Save Civilian Civilian Education. We are extremely grateful to them for contributing their insight and experience to this movement. To learn more about NNOMY’s work, visit http://nnomy.org/index.php/en/. To Protect Student Privacy’s work, visit http://www.studentprivacy.org/. To learn more about Stop Recruiting Kids, visit: http://srkcampaign.org/. To learn more about Save Civilian Education’s work, visit http://savecivilianeducation.org/.

You can visit Codepink's Divest from the War Machine website at https://www.divestfromwarmachine.org/ 

pdf DMZ Guide Popular

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DMZ: A Guide to Taking Your School Back from the Military

DMZ is a comprehensive counter military recruitment organizing manual for youth activists and their allies. This 48 page magazine-style handbook includes everything you need to know about organizing to keep military recruiters out of your school, including detailed legal information, concrete campaign suggestions, and up-to-date statistics. 
 
Topics include:
What Is Counter-recruitment? Does It Work? * Organizing Skills * Building a Group: Movement-Building One Student at a Time High School Students’ Rights: What Every Student Should Know * Campaigns to Kick Military Recruiters Out The Draft, Conscientious Objection, and Resistance * School Counselors and the Military in a Time of War
 

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DMZ: A Guide to Taking Your School Back From the MilitaryDMZ is a comprehensive counter military recruitment organizing manual for youth activists and their allies. This 48 page magazine-style handbook includes everything you need to know about organizing to keep military recruiters out of your school, including detailed legal information, concrete campaign suggestions, and up-to-date statistics.

pdf Do You Know Enough to Enlist? Popular

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Do You Know Enough to Enlist.pdf

Do You Know Enough To Enlist (English) | AFSCMilitary recruiters and advertisements promise:

* Job training
* Money for College
* Adventure
* Leadership Skills

Before you join, take a good look at what you are getting into.
Produced by the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth www.nnomy.org
August 2013 Revision of AFSC Document 02/20/2007
Created Date: Apr 1, 2010
American Friends Service Committee

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Department of Defense
Forms Management Program

pdf DoD Instruction 2-2006 Popular

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Addresses policy and procedures for administering the JROTC program.

pdf Dream Document for Public Schools re: Military Recruiting Procedures Popular

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(Proposed by the Montgomery County Coalition on Recruitment Issues, MCCRI)

 

School districts throughout the country are revising their procedures on military recruiting in response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), as well as concerns of parents, students, and civic associations such as the National PTA [1].

Generally, these procedures cover four broad areas of concern: Student privacy; Recruiter access to students; Use of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) for recruiting purposes; and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC).

pdf Educating Students and Countering Military Recruitment Inside Schools: Suggested approaches for gaining access to schools and ideas for activities once inside Popular

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This workshop focuses on what you can do to reach and educate students at the individual school level. Tactics discussed include leafleting, career fairs, peace clubs, tabling, speakers’ bureaus, peace camps and ither ideas.

pdf Education & the Military: A human rights & peace perspective Popular

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Education & the Military .pdf

In this publication, QUNO questions the presence and influence of the military in primary and secondary education from a peace and human rights perspective. Concerned at the military’s involvement in schools and the militarization of education, QUNO draws attention to relevant international human rights standards that promote education for peace./ Quaker United Nations Office

Author: Emily Graham

pdf Education Enlistment Credentials (Archived) Popular

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USAREC Regulation 601-101USAREC Regulation 601-101; 11/30/98
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pdf Educator's Tour: Recruiting Children into the U.S. Military Popular

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Educators' TourThe human family consists for the most part of wonderfully ordinary people, who work hard to care for themselves and their children. However, there are a few people who aspire to positions of power, and then work to use their authority to manipulate and control all the others.

Educators' tour is about how youth are militarized and how the educational system plays a primary role in shaping the view of citizens about militarism in society.

Published 2008

Gary Evans, MD

19 pages

pdf Educators/Centers of Influence Tour Program (Archived) Popular

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USAREC Regulation 601-81USAREC Regulation 601-81; 10/1/01
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default Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living Popular

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Engage: Exploring Nonviolent LivingPace e Bene Nonviolence Service announces the publication of Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living, a revised and expanded version of From Violence to Wholeness. Written by Laura Slattery, Ken Butigan, Veronica Pelicaric and Ken Preston-Pile.

Full of stories, exercises and resources, Engage is a workbook to learn, study and practice the nonviolent options available to us. It offers a guide for groups on how to take action for justice and peace in the midst of war and injustice.

Engage is ideal for advocacy organizations, faith communities, citizen action leagues, campus networks and any group seeking to work together to create a society committed to justice, democracy, peace, sustainability and equality.

pdf Enlistment Qualification Tests (Archived) Popular

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USMEPCOM Regulation 611-1; 6/6/06
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pdf Factors Correlated with Violent Video Game Use by Adolescent Boys and Girls Popular

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Purpose:
To compare the video and computer game play patterns of young adolescent boys and

girls, including factors correlated with playing violent games.
Methods:
Data collected in November/December, 2004 from children in grades 7 and 8 at two
demographically diverse schools in Pennsylvania and South Carolina, using a detailed written
self-reported survey.
 

 

Results:
Of 1254 participants (53% female, 47% male), only 80 reported playing no electronic
games in the previous 6 months. Of 1126 children who listed frequently played game titles, almost
half (48.8%) played at least one violent (mature-rated) game regularly (67.9% of boys and 29.2%
of girls). One third of boys and 10.7% of girls play games nearly every day; only 1 in 20 plays often
or always with a parent. Playing M-rated games is positively correlated  with being male,frequent game play, in one’s bedroom, and using games to manage anger.
Conclusions:
Most young adolescent boys and many girls routinely play M-rated games. Impli-
cations for identifying atypical and potentially harmful patterns of electronic game use are dis-
cussed, as well as the need for greater media literacy among parents. © 2007 Society for Adolescent
Medicine. All rights reserved.

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Financial Aid Resources Project YANOFinancial aid resources compiled by Project YANO. Emphasis is on California financial aid, but some national sources are also listed.

pdf First Amendment Guidelines for Fliers & leafleting Popular

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Leafleting is a time-honored and inexpensive way to spread political, religious and commercial messages. In its traditional form, in which leaflets, fliers or pamphlets are handed to people face-to-face on the street, leafleting is a method of speech protected by the First Amendment.

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Florida5-26-10FINAL.pdf

Florida 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.

pdf Forma para "Opt Out" Popular

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Sección 9528 de la ley No Child Left Behind de 2001 requiere que las escuelas hagan pública la información privada de nuestras familias para el uso de reclutantes militares, al menos que decidamos no participar (pedir un “opt-out”).

default Fronto-parietal regulation of media violence exposure in adolescents: a multi-method study Popular

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Adolescents spend a significant part of their leisure time watching TV programs and movies that portray violence. It is unknown, however, how the extent of violent media use and the severity of aggression displayed affect adolescents brain function. We investigated skin conductance responses, brain activation and functional brain connectivity to media violence in healthy adolescents. In an event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment, subjects repeatedly viewed normed videos that displayed different degrees of aggressive behavior. We found a downward linear adaptation in skin conductance responses with increasing aggression and desensitization towards more aggressive videos. Our results further revealed adaptation in a fronto-parietal network including the left lateral orbitofrontal cortex (lOFC), right precuneus and bilateral inferior parietal lobules, again showing downward linear adaptations and desensitization towards more aggressive videos. Granger causality mapping analyses revealed attenuation in the left lOFC, indicating that activation during viewing aggressive media is driven by input from parietal regions that decreased over time, for more aggressive videos. We conclude that aggressive media activates an emotion –attention network that has the capability to blunt emotional responses through reduced attention with repeated viewing of aggressive media contents, which may restrict the linking of the consequences of aggression with an emotional response, and therefore potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behavior.

Adolescents spend a significant part of their leisure time watching TV programs and movies that portray violence. It is unknown,
however, how the extent of violent media use and the severity of aggression displayed affect adolescents brain function. We
investigated skin conductance responses, brain activation and functional brain connectivity to media violence in healthy adolescents.
In an event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment, subjects repeatedly viewed normed videos that
displayed different degrees of aggressive behavior. We found a downward linear adaptation in skin conductance responses with
increasing aggression and desensitization towards more aggressive videos. Our results further revealed adaptation in a
fronto-parietal network including the left lateral orbitofrontal cortex (lOFC), right precuneus and bilateral inferior parietal lobules,
again showing downward linear adaptations and desensitization towards more aggressive videos. Granger causality mapping
analyses revealed attenuation in the left lOFC, indicating that activation during viewing aggressive media is driven by input from
parietal regions that decreased over time, for more aggressive videos. We conclude that aggressive media activates an emotion
–attention network that has the capability to blunt emotional responses through reduced attention with repeated viewing
of aggressive media contents, which may restrict the linking of the consequences of aggression with an emotional response,
and therefore potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behavior.

default Funeral at Army Recruiting Station Popular

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FARSYouth from Summer of Resistance hold funeral at the downtown Army Recruiting Station in Washingon, DC, complete with coffins and trumpet, for the 2,500+ U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq.

pdf GAO Report on Military Recruiter Misconduct Popular

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GAO report recruiter misconduct.pdf

The Government Accounting Office has documented more than 6,000 cases of recruiter misconductThe Government Accounting Office has documented more than 6,000 cases of recruiter misconduct.

pdf Georgia Military Alternatives Popular

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Georgia5-26-10FINAL.pdf

Georgia 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.

pdf Great Careers 5th Edition June 2009 2 Popular

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Great Careers 5th 6-2009.pdf

Great CareersProject Great Futures/CAMS Booklet on Alternative Careers for High School students in the Los Angeles area, nationally, and the world.

Topics include:

1. GREEN JOBS, CAREERS, FUTURES
2. LEARN TO EARN
3. GET PAID TO LEARN
4. OUTDOORS & ENVIRONMENT
5. SEE THE WORLD
6. BE A HERO
7. EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
8. CREATIVE ARTS
9. CHANGE YOUR LIFE
10. YOUTH LEADERSHIP
11. HIGHER EDUCATION
12. ADDRESS LISTING

Source: Project Great Futures

Counter-recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools

Scott Harding and Seth Kershner are the authors of a new book, Counter-recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools (Palgrave Macmillan). Drawing on dozens of interviews with activists conducted between 2012 and 2014, their book describes the various tactics used to demilitarize public schools in the United States.  They also discuss case studies of successful organizing and advocacy to challenge the presence of military programs in educational settings. For more info, visit: http://www.palgrave.com.

 

 

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