vendredi 8 août 2008

Army recruiting scandal intensifies

Army recruiting scandal intensifies
August 7th, 2008
HOUSTON : There is even more fallout after the 11 News Defenders investigation into questionable recruiting tactics by local Army recruiters when recruits decide they don't want to "Go Army."

See VIDEO here


mardi 5 août 2008

What every American 18 year old should know about the Draft

What every American 18-year old should know...

  • America's Child Soldier Problem Read here
  • Selective Service : Ready for a draft Read CNN article here
  • Growing the Military: Who Will Serve? Read here
  • Muddled Thinking About Conscription Read here
  • Prince Harry "will not be sent to Iraq after all" Read here
  • Gangs of Iraq, "the military is quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members and shipping them to Iraq" Read here
  • How do I register as a Conscientious Objector? Read here
  • ROTC, you can change your mind and get out, Read here
DRAFT & MILITARY ALTERNATIVES Excellent Info Resource here
For more info : U.S. Military Resistance

KEEP INFORMED !

lundi 5 mai 2008

NO CHILD LEFT UNRECRUITED

Documentary: Law gives military access to student data Read more here

WASHINGTON — It began as a class assignment for Alexia Welch and Sarah Ybarra: Make a five-minute video news story about advertising in public schools.

But the Lawrence, Kan., teenagers' project snowballed into a 25-minute documentary on how the federal No Child Left Behind law to improve education promotes military recruitment, infringes on students' privacy and encourages school officials to look the other way.

NO CHILD LEFT UNRECRUITED (trailer)


samedi 22 mars 2008

Portland HS Students walk out in protest of Iraq War

Portland High School students walk out of class,
take to roof of City Hall, demand a meeting
with the mayor -- and get it.


lundi 3 mars 2008

Peace Through Conviction Award to US Deserter (deu. eng.)

Peace Through Conviction Award to US Deserter
February 29, 2008
(in german and english)


mardi 30 octobre 2007

Sarko's Tantrum

Sarko "l'Americain" on 60 minutes

lundi 24 septembre 2007

Reinvigorated SDS Finds Support in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Reinvigorated SDS , Students for a Democratic Society, Finds Support in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
by Susan E. Lindt more here


mercredi 29 août 2007

Free the Jena 6

LATEST SEPT 20:
Thousands protest racial injustice in US South
Protesters highlight US race row

UPDATE: Sign Petition here

The lives of six young black men are being ruined by Jim Crow justice in Jena, Louisiana. The District Attorney has refused to protect the rights of Jena's Black population and has turned the police and courts into instruments of intimidation and oppression.

Free the Jena 6, Jena, Louisiana
The Jena Six are six high school students who are facing a lifetime in prison for a schoolyard fight. The case began with nooses hung from a tree at Jena High School nearly a year ago. Racial tension escalated in the town, which is 85% white, after the nooses were hung. The black students led a protest after noose incident. Nearly every black student at Jena High School stood under the tree. The town district attorney, Reed Walters, came to the school and told black students, “Stop making trouble. I can make your lives disappear with the stroke of a pen.”

lundi 27 août 2007

Sunday Bloody Sunday by Bush

Sunday Bloody Sunday by Bush

samedi 11 août 2007

NEWS: Military draft

BREAKING NEWS:
Military draft
should be considered says
US war czar


AFP, Friday August 10, 2007

A top US military officer in charge of coordinating the US war effort in Iraq said Friday that it makes sense to consider a return of the draft to meet the US military's needs.

Lieutenant General Douglas Lutte, who serves as White House deputy national security adviser, said the all-volunteer military is serving "exceedingly well" and the administration has not decided it needs to be replaced with a draft.

But in an interview with National Public Radio, he said, "I think it makes sense to certainly consider it, and I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table."

"But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation's security by one means or another," he said.

The United States did away with the draft in 1973 near the end of the Vietnam War.


jeudi 9 août 2007

Bush Opposes Full Educational Benefits for Returning Vets

NO VETERAN LEFT BEHIND?
Bush Opposes Full Educational Benefits for Returning Vets

ABC News, August 9, 2007 Read here


mercredi 1 août 2007

Free Trade, Education and Income Stagnation in US

Free Trade, Education and Income Stagnation in US

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke contended that education levels largely determine income inequality. But he was angrily interrupted by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, who declared, “Mr. Bernanke, that’s simply not true.”

Frank said that the 29 percent of Americans who have bachelor’s and even master’s degrees haven’t seen real income growth, on average, over the past five years.


vendredi 13 juillet 2007

For Teachers and Students

AAW SATIRICAL THEATER

Special Note to Teachers and Students:

The AAW Troupe has written and performed
satirical "street theater" and is willing to perform our latest creation for you, The 1st AAW French Fries Awards Ceremony.
We welcome any offers to get our anti-war message out. The piece is perfect for a classroom situation,
humorously biting and informative lasting about 30 minutes. It can be used as a starting point for a lively debate.

We can perform in either English or in French and is free, of course. More info and photos here.

If you would prefer, AAW can also provide serious speakers for your class. Contact us at our e-mail address here.

mardi 10 juillet 2007

Teens Trek Across US for peace

Peace Marchers of the Loneliest Kind

Ashley Casale, 19, and Michael Israel, 18, are walking 3,000 miles from San Francisco to Washington in a trek they once had hoped would rally the nation and lead thousands to join them in their epic March for Peace. But, nearly halfway through their trip, the teens remain alone, wandering the vast landscape of America, where few have paid them any attention.


jeudi 5 juillet 2007

Lisa Simpson for Prez 2008

lisa.jpgHave you heard about the Other female candidate for President?


mardi 3 juillet 2007

HIP HOP CAUCUS

CLICK here for HIP HOP CAUCUS SITE



mercredi 27 juin 2007

Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People

Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People
Read NYTimes article here


Fearmongering:FBI wants students to stop travelling

FEARMONGERING:FBI wants students to stop travelling
Fears technology loss

By Nick Farrell: Monday 25 June 2007, 07:50

THE FBI IS visiting the nation's top technical universities in a bid to stop students taking their holidays outside the country. MIT, Boston College, and the University of Massachusetts, have all had a visit from the spooks to warn them about the dangers of foreign spies and terrorists stealing sensitive academic research.

The FBI wants the universities to impose rules that will stop US university students from working late at the campus, travelling abroad, showing an interest in their colleagues' work, or have friends outside the United States, engaging in independent research, or making extra money without the prior consent of the authorities.

The rules are part of guidelines given to administrators by the FBI.

The Feds are convinced that if you are doing any of these things you are likely to be a foreign agent who is nicking technology for foreign powers.

Following rules which have been abandoned in Eastern Europe, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to spy on their colleagues for signs of suspicious behaviour and report any concerns to the FBI or the military.

There is no indication yet that the universities will follow this advice. Article here


mardi 26 juin 2007

Scholars urge Bush to ban use of torture

Scholars urge Bush to ban use of torture
High school seniors present president with letter during annual program
Read more
President Bush was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to "violations of the human rights" of terror suspects held by the United States.
See the students on CNN here

Iraqi youth face lasting scars of war

Iraqi youth face lasting scars of war
Conflict's psychological impact on children is immense, experts say

In a World Health Organization survey of 600 children ages 3 to 10 in Baghdad last year, 47 percent said they had been exposed to a major traumatic event over the past two years. Of this group, 14 percent showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In a second study of 1,090 adolescents in the northern city of Mosul, 30 percent showed symptoms of the disorder.
Read more


Student Loses Ruling Over “Bong Hits 4 Jesus”



Student Loses Ruling Over
“Bong Hits 4 Jesus”

WASHINGTON - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday curtailed free-speech rights for students, ruling against a teenager who unfurled a banner saying “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” because the message could be interpreted as promoting drug use.In its first major decision on student free-speech rights in nearly 20 years, the high court’s conservative majority ruled that a high school principal did not violate the student’s rights by confiscating the banner and suspending him. More here

lundi 25 juin 2007

Wilton High School drama

Read about VOICES in CONFLICT
A Wilton High School drama school production, Wilton, Connecticut

This powerful and moving presentation is drawn from interviews, letters and essays written by Iraqi civilians and American soldiers serving in Iraq. It was devised by Wilton High School drama students in Wilton, Connecticut, as a class project. When it was deemed too controversial by the school's principal, all performances were canceled. The story subsequently appeared in The New York Times, and the students received thousands of supportive messages--including some from soldiers currently serving in Iraq. Music Theater International recognized the students with its Courage in Theater Award, the first such honor in the organization's history. Many in the theatrical community also offered to help, including the Fairfield Theatre Company in Connecticut, Art Meets Commerce and the Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater and the Culture Project, all in New York. These organizations will present the first and only public performances of this work.


mercredi 13 juin 2007

BERKELEY High School holds out

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 (SF Chronicle)
BERKELEY High School,
military skirmish over data on students

Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer

Berkeley High remains the only high school in the nation that has failed to comply with the military's request for students' data, a Department of Defense spokesman said.

Read more



vendredi 1 juin 2007

Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism

Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism
See Website here or AAW Book Page for more info


jeudi 31 mai 2007

No Honor for Andrew Card

Former Bush Aide Card Is Booed at University of Massachusetts
The Associated PressSaturday 26 May 2007


Quote from Michael Moore

MICHAEL MOORE:

"You know what? You actually can make a difference. Don't believe the lie you've been told, that you can't fight city hall or that you're not worth something. You're worth more than anything.
I've believed this for a long time.
When I speak at schools, I say to the kids, "Keep in mind that you live in a country where the heads of GM or GE have the same number of votes that you do: ONE. And there are more of us than there are of them." If we operate with that idea, the people—we, the people—will have the kind of country we want."