Tag: Military recruiters
Marginalized students pay the price of military recruitment efforts
With pandemic restrictions easing, military recruiters are returning to high school campuses while anti-recruitment efforts struggle April 18th, 2022 / Roberto Camacho / Prism - The U.S. military utilizes a number of different recruitment methods to garner new enlistments, but their target audience has consistently remained the same: high schoolers, particularly young men from low-income and ...
Venezuelan journalist reflects on pivotal life moments deciding whether to join U.S. military
Feb. 18, 2022 | Ruxandra Guidi | True Jersey - It’s my third year at Nutley High, the only high school in this northern New Jersey town of fewer than 30,000 people. It’s also my third year living in ...Tags
Military Recruiters Don’t Belong in High Schools
Schools have become contested territory. For years, getting police officers out of schools has been a central goal of racial justice campaigns. Recently, they’ve won victories in Denver, ...Tags
Why We Still Need a Movement to Keep Youth From Joining the Military
Elizabeth King /Article Originally appeared in In These Times web edition in June 2019 - A scrappy counter-recruitment movement is trying to starve the military of labor. Out of the spotlight, ...
Recruiting Is PSY OPS at Home
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | July 2017 Leading health organization calls for ending school recruiting In 2012 the American Public Health Association, (APHA), one of the country’s foremost ...
Trump's Austerity Budget Increases Military Recruiters' Power to Prey on Youth
Sarah Jaffe | Originally published in Truthout - March 24, 2017 Donald Trump's budget slashes social programs while inflating an already massive military budget, meaning that for many people in ...
Thanks for Your Service, but Don't Tell the Kids About It (We Need Them to Enlist)
Emily Yates | Originally published in Truthout - "Excuse me, are you saying negative things about the military?" The question came over my right shoulder, from a well-dressed woman whose nametag ...
Halt the military invasion of Catholic schools
By Pat Elder - During the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, 1st Lt. Jesse A. Grapes saved the lives of three wounded marines in his platoon by entering a burning house, where he ...
Changing Recruitment Policies in Schools: One Phone Call and Email at a Time
Kate Connell - In the spring of 2014, I went to observe a career day at Santa Barbara High School, where my son is enrolled. There were a variety of organizations with representatives and literature ...
Hansel and Gretel at the Military Recruiter
John LaForge - Military recruiters must feel like Hansel and Gretel’s “wicked witch,” fattening up the children to eat them. With sexual violence, endless wars of occupation, fatalities, brain ...