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National Leafleting Inaugurates for International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth

 Winning the Peace is a national leafleting campaign.

In cooperation with War Resisters' League and the Project on Youth and Non-military Opportunities, The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth inaugurates the first national youth intervention against school militarization and military recruitment in U.S. National public schools to be offered for smartphones and mobile devices. Winning the Peace begins as a national intervention in our high schools as part of the Week of Actions Against the Militarisation of Youth, a third year project of War Resisters' International (WRI).

2nd International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth

CMOY & NNOMY Team up for the 2nd International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth

The National Call to Save Civilian Public Education is participating with other actions for the 2nd International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth.

National Call: Save Our Civilian Public Education

Over the last several decades, the Pentagon,conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations,  and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education.   It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and, ultimately, our country’s commitment to democratic ideals.

The signers of this statement believe it is urgent for all advocates of social justice, peace and the environment to recognize the dangerous nature of this problem and confront it with deliberate action. See the entire National Call at http://save civilianeducation.org

International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth

Militaries across the world gain access to young people through education systems.It gives them an extraordinary chance to shape every generation's perception of military violence and lay the groundwork for future recruitment. See all the participating organizations worldwide at http://antimili-youth.net

Share the hashtags #SaveCivilianEducation and #YouthAgainstWar on social media and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for further updates.

Here is the list of events happening this week.
http://www.antimili-youth.net/articles/2015/11/week-action-against-militarisation-youth-events-happening-week

News from the NNOMY Network 10-30-2011

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NNOMY News Contents / National

  • New Groups added to the NNOMY Network

    • NJ Youth United Against War and Imperialism
    • Veterans for Truth in Military Recruiting / Safe Passage Network
    • Madres contra la Guerra
    • Yap High School
  • Repeal of DADT: How It Helps and How It Doesn’t

  • Dear LGB Youth… Now that you can enlist, please don’t.

News from the NNOMY Network 9-05-2011

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NNOMY on FacebookNNOMY Peace on Facebook Made new Friends including....

Al Kovnat,Angel Wings , Barbara EhrenreichBrad LairdBrenda Bailey TraylorDanielle RadicaninDeanna Lee McGowanG. Simon HarakHeather BricklinKen Shipp, Kevin Cummings , Lee Conklin, Mona Shaw , Roland JespersonVeterans For-Peace Long-Island and others......

Online: Visit NNOMY Peace on Facebook to see all our Friends

New People who like The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth Facebook Page including....

Peace and Social Justice Ministry - Catholic Diocese of JolietNorthwest Suburban Peace & Education Project, Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Tampa Bay - ChapterTampa Bay Counter Recruitment Coalition, Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas , Granny Peace Brigade , The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center , Rockland Coalition for Peace and Justice , Massachusetts Peace Action, Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice, AZ Counter-Recruitment Coalition, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section, Institute for Peace and Justice, Peace Action, South Lake Democratic Club, San Diego Friends Center,  and others .......

Online: Visit The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth on Facebook to see who likes us


Pablo Paredes / A Dream Deferred , San Francisco

Pintando Verdad contra el Poder

A Dream DeferredEs un terreno baldío abandonado a tres cuadras de la alcaldía de San Francisco y al lado del edificio de los Amigos (cuáqueros) de San Francisco. Los cuáqueros han tratado de trabajar con la ciudad para crear un jardín comunitario, pero hasta ahora sin resultado. Las agujas usadas, basura, cristales rotos y las viviendas improvisadas de las personas sin hogar, lleno de sueños en la última década.

Esta semana un grupo de jóvenes migrantes con status mixto del proyecto 67 sueños de AFSC, sus amigos, familiares y aliados han estado trabajando duro para transformar este espacio. Desde la limpieza de la basura para la colocar un hermoso mural de unos 100 por 30 pies, cada parte de este mural refleja la experiencia del migrante.

San Francisco, California: Lea más en "A Dream Deferred" Sitio Web


Leah Bolger /Veterans For Peace, National

Why You Won’t See Veterans For Peace on the Cover of TIME Magazine

The Greatest New GenerationThe cover of the August 29, 2011 issue of TIME magazine features five members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), with the caption “The New Greatest Generation.” The point of author Joe Klein’s article is that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new kind of veteran who is “bringing skills that seem to be on the wane in American society, qualities we really need now:  crisp decision making, rigor, optimism, entrepreneurial creativity, a larger sense of purpose and real patriotism.” Klein profiles a small number of veterans (including a Harvard valedictorian, a Rhodes scholar, and a Dartmouth grad) who have done well since returning to civilian life and credits their military service as the reason, then goes on to make a sweeping generalization that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have created a whole new generation of hard-working, disciplined young citizens who have something “more” to offer than their civilian counterparts.


National / Common Dreams:  Read more on the Common Dreams Web site

 


Stanley Kirshner Breen / Southwest High School, Minneapolis, MN

War and Art: Creativity and Youth In Action

Child Antiwar Project$1,216,539,560,417 or — for those of you who are like me and can’t process numbers instantly in their head —   one trillion, two hundred and sixteen billion, five hundred and thirty nine million, five hundred and sixty thousand, four hundred and seventeen dollars. This is the total cost, and rising, of what America has spent on war in the past decade. I think that when people   see such a large number as this, they have a hard time connecting it to their lives. So I considered the most  important things in my life.

As hard as it is to admit in the middle of summer, school is one of the most influential things in my life. I go to a Minneapolis public school, and the lack of money has been noticeable, mainly in class sizes. While my school has been lucky with funding, I know schools that are not. Schools in the poorer area of the city have had their arts funding cut to where its basically nonexistent. This is terrible!  Our taxes are being used to support violence and terror in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet America’s youth don’t have creative outlets in school.

Minneapolis, MN: Read more on the Michael Moore Website


Ernie McCray/ COMD/ San Diego, California

Rekindling the Fire — Now That Would Be Great!

COMD - Leafeting against militarismI was asked to see if I could rekindle (though I can barely keep a campfire going) energy for leafleting our high schools with information to help students understand and respond to attempts to militarize them. They encounter this not only in their schools but also in their communities and beyond, as anyone can see in commercials, video games, and every form of media.

Well, it should be obvious that there's a tremendous need for us, especially those of us who dare to refer to ourselves as "community activists." We look out for our children when Uncle Sam comes after them with his zest for war, even though some of the organizations and activities that counter the militarization of young people are shrinking nationwide.

For instance: the American Friends Service Committee no longer has staff in its national office working full time on youth and military recruitment. The work of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) ceased in 2008 when the venerable, decades-old organization folded. And, for a brief while, Project YANO (Youth and Non-Military Opportunities) recently had to cut its sole paid organizer's position to half-time.

San Diego, California: Read more on the Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft Website


Peace Action / Kansas City, Missouri

KC peace activists stand up for democracy in (nonviolent) fight to stop new Bomb factory

Protests at the Honeywell Plant in Kansas CityPeace Action’s affiliate in the Kansas City area, PeaceWorks Kansas City, is one of the leaders of the struggle to prevent a new factory to build the non-nuclear components for U.S. nuclear weapons. I plan to visit Kansas City in mid-October and hope to be able to learn more and support the cause.

National Peace Action board member Larry Wittner has an article on this struggle on History News Network, and Mother Jones also had a piece on this by Adam Weinstein as well. More soon about how we can all support the KC Peace Planters!

 

 

Kansas City, Missouri: Go to the Peace Action Website and give your support , Reported in Mother Jones, In The National Catholic Reporter


The Wilmington Peace Center/ Charlottesville, Virginia

The Military Industrial Complex at 50

Wilmington Peace Center Event

A Conference on Moving Money from the Military to Human Needs
http://micat50cville.org

WHEN:
September 16-18, 2011

WHERE:
Friday, September 16, 2011, at  the Haven, 112 W Market Street, Charlottesville, Va.  Map.
Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011, at The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at  Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 County Road 338, Charlottesville, Va. 22902-7589.  Map.



Charlottesville, Virginia
: Read more at the The Wilmington Peace Group Website


 

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News from the NNOMY Network 8-14-2011

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NNOMY Peace on Facebook Made new Friends including....

Eli PaintedCrow , Jim Nicholson , Janice Elaine Hammett , Faten Faye Salameh , Heather Lang , Jenell Holden , Zoe DoubleRainbow Johnson , Andres Nieves ,Deanna Lee McGowan. Madelyn Hoffman , Barbara Millar , Dede Miller , EarthFirst Journal, and others......

Online: Visit NNOMY Peace on Facebook to see all our Friends

New People who like The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth Facebook Page including....

Lilian Ix'Chel Molina , Freedom Voices , Pedro Montenegro , Irma Cabrera Romero , James Fox , Jenell Holden , Edric Figueroa , Teachers ForJustice ,  and others .......

Online: Visit The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth on Facebook to see who likes us

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Pacem in Terris / Peace on Earth , Delaware

Creating the Peaceable Classroom

The program brings the teaching of Conflict Resolution INTO the classroom with the regular teacher or assistant. It integrates Conflict Resolution into everything that goes on in the entire school and further, in the home and eventually, the community. All of the adults in a school are trained in Conflict Resolution methods and goals. Every incident of conflict is noticed and addressed. Nothing is so small or insignificant that CPC ignores it. What we offer is also a community resource to help any organization or group that deals with children, not just schools.

Wilmington, Delaware: Read more about this program at the Pacem in Terris / Peace on Earth Website

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Medea Benjamin / Charles Davis / Code Pink, San Francisco, California

Enormous Cuts In Military Spending? Read The Fine Print

In this age of austerity, all the politicians are talking about the need for spending cuts. But when it comes to shared burdens and slashed budgets, don't expect the Pentagon to start holding bake sales, despite what you may have heard about reductions to its obscenely bloated funding.


San Francisco, California:  Read more on the Huff Post Politics Page

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Resource Center for Non-violence, Watsonville, California

RCNVs ReGeneration Project

In an effort to reinvigorate the Resource Center with youth involvement   the ReGeneration Project seeks to provide a space for Santa Cruz youth and students of all ages to engage in critical and creative thinking about our society, and the resources to address those issues through creative and nonvi0lent means. We believe that the arts are the vehicle through which social change and creative cultural resistance can occur!

Watsonville, California: Read more on the RCNV Website
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American Friends Service Committee/ Chicago, Illinois

Military Recruiter Abuse Hotline

The National Youth and Militarism Recruiter Abuse Hotline is now open at 1- 877-688-6881. After hearing many reports from young people and their families about abuses by military recruiters, we at AFSC are beginning to track these abuses as reported to our national hotline. Examples of recruiter abuse include making misleading or false statements; repeated contact after a request to refrain from contact; physical coercion; sexual solicitation; encouraging recruits to lie or falsify information; offering drugs or alcohol; attempting to intimidate or scare recruits or their parents; and refusal to accurately document recruits’ medical or legal situations.

Chicago, Illinois: Read more on the AFSC Chicago Website

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Veterans for Peace Chapter 54 / Santa Barbara, California

Mark Twain on the Philippines

The story is in response to a particular war, namely the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902, which Twain opposed.

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.

Santa Barbara, California: Read more on the VFP 54 Website
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Center on Conscience & War / Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Residents: Automatic or Manual? Tell D.C. Council Not to Link Registration With Driver's Licenses

A majority of states in the U.S. now link registration with Selective Service and obtaining a driver’s license. What this means is that if a man has failed to register, he cannot receive his license.

Now the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital, is working to do the same thing to its young male residents.

Legislation B19-0330, titled “Access to Selective Service Registration Amendment Act of 2011,” was introduced on June 7, 2011 to the D.C. Council.

The current law says: “Men between 18 and 25 years* of age, may register with the Selective Service when they obtain or renew their driver's license.” (emphasis added)

The new bill would change this provision to: “Men between 18 and 25 years of age, shall register with the Selective Service when they obtain or renew their driver's license.” (emphasis added)


Washington, D.C.: Read more at the CCW Website

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News from the NNOMY Network 6-12-2011

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NNOMY Peace on Facebook Made 40 new Friends including....

Michael Parenti, Arlene Inouye, Bay- Peace, Boston Solidarity, Christine Stone, Debbie Tolson, Heather Wokusch, Juan R. I. Cole, MacGregor Eddy, Noco Progressives, Oskar Castro, Pablo Paredes, Peaceful Vocations, Rachelle Janice, Seattle Solidarity, Tony Soldo, Washington Peace Center, Ya-Ya Net

Online: Visit NNOMY Peace on Facebook to see all our Friends

80 New People who like The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth including....

Preston Enright, Christine Stone, Gary Lee, Serena Blaiz, Jay Diamond, Francisco Estrada, Gina Herman Tyner, Ebony Murphy-Root, Veterans For-Peace Long-Island, Casey Ross, Maurice Martin, Elva Salinas, Regeneration Csa, Miguel-Angel Soria, Ucsd Clah, Natalia Trenchi, Sharon Weisman, Cristina Fernández, Farah Azadi, MacGregor Eddy, Mike Budd, Ana Gonzalez, Pablo Paredes,

Online: Visit The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth on Facebook to see who likes us

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Penn Army of None, Pennsylvania

NNOMY Welcomes our latest network member!

Penn Army of None works to resist the militarization of our schools on multiple levels. At the student/parent level, their efforts are geared toward raising awareness of Military Databases and Opt Out Rights, Enlistment Facts Recruiters,  Don't Tell, and Alternatives to Military Enlistment.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Visit the Penn Army of None Website

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LEPOCO/ Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Peace Camp 2011

Monday, July 25th - Friday, July 29th, 2011, 9am - noon: LEPOCO's Annual "Young People Making Peace" Summer Day Camp, at First Presbyterian Church (corner of Tilghman Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard) in Allentown. Five mornings of stories, songs, games, crafts, and learning activities related to the broad topic of peace and justice, for children ages 5-12 who have completed kindergarten to 6th grade. Sponsored by the LEPOCO Peace Center and the Center for Humanistic Change. Click here for a Camper Registration Form to fill out and send in. Call 610-691-8730 for a Volunteer Interest Form or for more information..

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Read more on the Bay - Peace Website

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NYCLU/ NYC, NY

Following NYCLU Advocacy, DOJ/DOE Affirm Immigrant Children’s Right to Attend U.S. Public Schools.

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education have issued guidance to all the nation’s school districts clarifying that schools must not inquire about a child’s immigration status at enrollment. The guidance follows a New York Civil Liberties Union analysis last year that found that at least 20 percent of public school districts across New York State were unlawfully barring or discouraging the enrollment of immigrant students. Civil rights group across the nation conducted similar advocacy on this issue.

NYC, NY.: Read more on the NYCLU Website
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Pax Christi Will County/ Joliet, Illinois

IL HOUSE PASSES ILLINOIS DREAM ACT ON A BIPARTISAN VOTE

ICIRR applauds both parties for supporting education for children of immigrants brought here without legal status by their parents

Springfield— Today, the Illinois DREAM Act (SB2185), legislation that would offer undocumented youth better access to higher education, passed in the Illinois House of Representatives on a bipartisan 60-54 vote. SB 2185, sponsored in the House by Rep. Edward Acevedo, has the support of Cardinal George, 15 university presidents, and hundreds of other faith leaders, business leaders, and community organizations.

Joliet, Illinois: Read more on the Pax Christi Website

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The Tulsa Peace Fellowship / Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Tulsa Peace Fellowship's Counter-Recruitment Update/Digest, for June 2011

Congress Admits Soldiers Have No Marketable Skills after Service in the Military. About 27 percent of veterans age 20 to 24 are unemployed, according to recent statistics from the Labor Department. Many veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan are finding themselves at a competitive disadvantage when they look for civilian employment in the difficult economy because they lack job-skills training, according to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the bill’s sponsor.

Tulsa, Oklahoma : Read more on the Washington Post

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Sustainable Options for Youth / Austin, Texas

Veterans launch Operation Recovery at Ft. Hood

On Memorial Day, I joined supporters of Under The Hood Cafe in Killeen to learn more about the Operation Recovery project now underway at the entrance of Ft. Hood.  Members of IVAW have gathered to bring their concerns directly to the new administrator of the base, General Campbell.  Concerns center on the multiple deployments of soldiers who are clearly suffering psychological and physical injuries that are not being treated adequately in the military.  Members of IVAW have built a watch tower overlooking one of the entrances to Ft. Hood to demonstrate their intent to hold the General accountable and to continue their efforts to meet with him.  See the video above of the press conference held this week by IVAW members at the watch tower.

Austin, Texas: Read more at the SOY Website

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Alternatives to the Military/ Lincoln, Nebraska

NNOMY Welcomes our latest network member!

Alternatives to the Military is a project of the Nebraska Greens. We welcome them to the NNOMY Network and acknowledge their work in increasing awareness about the DOD's Starbase Program and the danger it poses to children who are further indoctrinated into a culture of war.

Lincoln, Nebraska: Visit the Alternatives to the Military Website

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BAY- Peace/ Oakland, California

YOUTH MANIFESTO CAMPAIGN: We did it! ... Thanks to your support!


We are very proud to announce that on May 12th, the Oakland Board of Education took a strong stand against aggressive military recruiting in Oakland Unified School District schools by passing the Student Privacy and Equal Access Resolution, marking the success of the BAY-Peace Youth Manifesto Campaign.

Oakland, California
: Read more on the Bay - Peace Website

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On Earth Peace/ New Windsor, MD

On Earth Peace is launching Step Up!, a network of youth and emerging young adults taking action to eliminate violence, advance justice, and build peace.

By joining Step Up! participants commit to three years of active peacemaking, and On Earth Peace commits to accompanying youth and young adults as they lead peace making initiatives in their own communities.

Step Up! calls participants to LEARN the ways of active nonviolence through monthly emails and training events; LEAD efforts to advance justice, build peace and eliminate violence; and BUILD the movement through inviting friends and supporting the network with an annual donation. Are you or someone you know searching for a network of learning and support to step up for peace?
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New Windsor, MD.: Read more on the On Earth Peace Website
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Peaceful Gatherings/ Corning, NY

Peaceful Gatherings informs high school and college students about the many alternatives to enlisting in the military, including alternative National Service, college scholarship opportunities and regional private and public sector employment options and services.

Peaceful Gatherings has set up information tables at East High in Corning, NY, West High in Painted Post, and at Corning Community College.

We need additional volunteers to counter the high-pressure sales pitch of military recruiters in our high schools. We want our young men and women to make important decisions about the future with informed minds. We intend to make every effort to ensure that young people are given the chance to know what they are committing to before

Corning, NY: Read more on the Peaceful Gatherings Website

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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On April 19 AFSC’s Racial Justice Through Human Rights (RJTHR) youth group accomplished their goal when Pittsburgh was declared a Human Rights City. Youth from the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy joined the RJTHR youth during the presentation of the proclamation in a ceremony during City Council. Five of the RJTHR youth accepted the Proclamation and spoke about their hope and concerns for the future of Pittsburgh.  .

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Read more on the AFSC Philadelphia Website


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Rogue Valley Peace Veterans/ Jackson County/Ashland-Rogue River, Oregon

Forming & Maintaining School Peace Groups

Many educational institutions have clubs for student activists to join. If your school doesn't already have some form of a peace group, here is a rough guide of how to start one. Most schools, colleges and universities have a procedure by which clubs and groups are formed, which can usually be found through your school's office or student's union.

Jackson County/Ashland-Rogue River, Oregon: Read more at the Rogue Valley Peace Veterans Website

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