Counter-Recruitment

Week of Action: Countering the Militarisation of Youth!

This week is the 2nd International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth. Join the War Resisters International with nonviolent actions this week and stand against the many ways young people are engaged in wars all around the world!

Check out #YouthAgainstWar hashtag on social media and follow WRI on Twitter and Facebook for further updates.

Here is the list of events happening this week:

The Military is Not Just a Job, It's 8 Years of Your Life//¿Solo un empleo? No… ¡Son ocho años de tu vida!

You’ve probably heard the ads and the recruiter’s sales pitch. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? All advertising does. But if military life doesn’t live up to the advertising, you can’t bring your enlistment agreement back to the recruiter for a refund. You are obligated to the military for a total of eight years, including time in the reserves when you could be recalled.

This essential counter military recruitment pamphlet, produced by Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO) includes information that should be seen by every person considering joining the military. Activists across the country distribute this flyer in schools, at job fairs and community gatherings.

Copies are available in English or Spanish for $0.20 each plus 20% shipping, or $0.15 for orders of 200 or more!

$0.20

Blacks, Military Recruitment & Antiwar Movement: Not Showing Up

Nonviolent Activist, March-April 2006

Blacks, Military Recruitment & Antiwar Movement: Not Showing Up
By Kenyon Farrow

When I was the Southern Region Coordinator for Critical Resistance I once spoke at an event in New Orleans entitled “What Now: War, Occupation, and the Peace Movement.” I was asked specifically to address why more people most adversely affected by systems of oppression were not involved in local antiwar work. Many of the white attendees were very concerned about how to bring Blacks into antiwar organizing work.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Counter-Recruitment