Thank you for not serving
Vastleft tweeted that a while ago and I have been thinking about it ever since. Without willing recruits war would not be possible. We owe a great deal to those who, in the worst economy of our lifetimes, refuse to enlist or reenlist. I have been thinking that we need to organize and reach out to young people. Fortunately the peace activists are way ahead of me.
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth announces today the public release of the 2013 Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing . Released at the start of the fall 2013 school year, this kit is designed to provide community activists, concerned teachers, parents, and students, an up-to-date catalog of materials to counter the increasing efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense to militarize our youth in the public schools.
The 2013 Back-to-school Kit includes material organized in the categories of Counterrecruitment, Non-military Career, College and Service Alternatives, Gender and the Military, JROTC, Delayed Entry Program (DEP), and Privacy issues including Student Opt Out and ASVAB testing
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