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Make Art Not war- Or Both? From the UK

Different continents, same problem with militarism and recruiting the young. Make Art Not War… or both? Poppy Kohner The Fringe festival has always been eclectic. Not an inch of Edinburgh is wasted as the whole city becomes a stage and

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Education not militarization at VFP in Chicago

The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth will be participating in the 2017 Veterans For Peace National Convention in Chicago August 11th, 2017. Located at the beautiful and historic Palmer House Hotel, veterans and allies will gather to discuss

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Military recruitment activist from the UK seeking collaborations!

July 11, 2017 Greetings from the UK. I’m reaching out to let you know about some of our research into military recruitment, the effects of military training, and the mental health of veterans, which I hope might be of some

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What if – the Mariners honored peace activists?

In a Seattle Times article about the possible renaming of Safco Field, there was a picture of the team standing as part of the Salute to Armed Forces Night. This ubiquitous link between sports and the military is seldom questioned,

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PNACAC College Fair Seattle April 29, 2017

Alternative to enlisting! Seattle, April 29, 2017 – Seattle University, Connolly Center No passes or fees required. Parking is available on the street, at the Connolly Center (at 14th & E Jefferson), at the East Columbia Building (13th Ave &

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Peace scholarships for youth 14-23 years, application due April 1, 2017

APPLY TO BE A MIKE YARROW PEACE FELLOW in the Seattle area The Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is writing to request your help in finding young people 14 to 23 years old (high school and college age) who

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Draft? For all the wrong reasons….

Karl Marlantes, a Former Marine who fought in the war on Viet-Nam, has an article in today’s New York Times, “The War That Killed Trust.” Marlantes has several books out on Viet Nam, and is very invested in that war, and

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In combat, you will kill civilians.

“Combat Rules To Protect Civilians are Revised,” an article in today’s New York Times, describes the Pentagon’s parsing of the rules for killing civilians. Potential recruits should understand that they will be put in the position of killing civilians, including

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Military Recruiting in the United States and Planning its Decline and Fall- New Book by Pat Elder!

  Military Recruiting in the United States and Planning its Decline and Fall Chapters 1. Military Enlistment Ruins Lives  2. The Military Enlistment Document Is Fraudulent  3. Recruiting Is Psy Ops at Home 4. Should Recruiters “Own” Our Schools? 5. Love Our enemies? Or

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Riyadh Lafta at UW Seattle October 27, 2016

  Dr. Riyadh Lafta is a Professor of Medicine at Mustansiriya College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq, and has been a partner and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health for the last decade. We have

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