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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:

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.

Activist News (NVA Mar-Apr 2006)

Nonviolent Activist, March-April 2006

ACTIVIST NEWS

U.S. Troops in Iraq Say End War in 2006

An overwhelming 72 percent of American troops serving in Iraq think the United States should exit the country within the next year, and more than one in four say the troops should leave immediately, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows.

The Mercenary Challenge to Anti-militarism: Privatizing (In)Security

Nonviolent Activist, January-February 2006

The Mercenary Challenge to Anti-militarism:
Privatizing (In)Security

By Celine Joiris

Mercenaries are nothing new; people outside of national armies have been fighting and dying for pay since the days of ancient Rome. Now in the midst of another empire’s reign, “private security companies”—as they are benignly called—have been on the rise in the United States for several decades. Under the Bush administration however, they have become central to the war on and occupation of Iraq.

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