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
vendredi 8 août 2008
Army recruiting scandal intensifies
mardi 5 août 2008
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
For more info : U.S. Military Resistance
lundi 5 mai 2008
Documentary: Law gives military access to student data Read more here
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 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
February 29, 2008 (in german and english)
mardi 30 octobre 2007
Sarko "l'Americain" on 60 minutes
lundi 24 septembre 2007
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, Jena, Louisiana
lundi 27 août 2007
Sunday Bloody Sunday by Bush
samedi 11 août 2007
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
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
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
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
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
mardi 3 juillet 2007
mercredi 27 juin 2007
Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People
Read NYTimes article here
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
See the students on CNN here
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.
lundi 25 juin 2007
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
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.
vendredi 1 juin 2007
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
Former Bush Aide Card Is Booed at University of Massachusetts
The Associated PressSaturday 26 May 2007
"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."