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Category Archives: Truth in Recruiting
Thinking about joining the military?
Do you really have enough information to make this life-changing decision? Please share this public service announcement, currently airing on community radio KORC-FM in Corvallis…especially if you have a family member or friend who is considering joining … or even … Continue reading
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Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Two Soldiers’ View of War
Posted at the Radio Hour website October 16, 2021. This is a really great interview with two veterans, Erik Edstrom and our Veterans For Peace national executive director, Garett Reppenhagen. https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/two-soldiers-view-of-war/ We think you’ll find Ralph’s questions probing and Erik … Continue reading
Opinion: We have to promote non-military careers for our youth
A network of military-related programs is spreading in hundreds of elementary and middle schools. By Gary Ghirardi, the communication staff person for the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY). NNOMY can be found on Facebook and at their … Continue reading
Changed your mind and want to get out of the Delayed Entry Program (DEP)?
If you signed up for the Delayed Entry Program DEP (or the Army’s “Future Soldiers Training Program”) and then changed your mind, watch out for recruiters who say you can’t get out of it, or that you must report to … Continue reading
Task & Purpose: The Pentagon tried to bury an alarming survey about widespread racism in the ranks
Posted at Task & Purpose here, Jan. 28, 2021. What many of us have known for years…CONFIRMED! From the article: “Overall, about one in five active duty members (17.9%) indicated experiencing racial/ethnic harassment and/or discrimination in the 12 months prior … Continue reading
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Far Right Militias Are Recruiting Vets. We Must Organize Against This Trend.
By Rory Fanning, Truthout.
“In order for soldiers to kill, racist indoctrination needs to be part of the training.” Continue reading
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Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I
From Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, an Empire Files interview with USMC Afghanistan war veteran, John Motter. If you know anyone considering joining the military, offer them this. John does a wonderful job of describing his personal experience in the … Continue reading
JROTC Shooting Programs are Dangerous to the Health and Safety of American School Children
Does your local high school have a JROTC program? Does the program use a shooting range? This 25-page report documents the danger of lead contamination associated with the military’s JROTC marksmanship program in high schools across the country. The research … Continue reading
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Military Recruiting in the United States – a book by Pat Elder
A must read for those concerned with the increasingly heavy presence of military recruiters in our schools and at community events. This should be particularly interesting to parents of school-age youth, who are offered minimal information on how much the … Continue reading
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Thanks for Your Service, but Don’t Tell the Kids About It (We Need Them to Enlist)
The deceptive claims made by my recruiter were part of my motivation to visit high schools in lower-income towns and help educate students about the particular ways they might be misled by the recruiters in their schools’ hallways. By Emily … Continue reading