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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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How to Counter Military Recruitment- Thanks to Pat Elder!

How to Counter Military Recruitment By Pat Elder Remarks at #NoWar2016 Countering military recruitment in the nation’s high schools confronts an ugly mix of a distinctively American brand of institutionalized violence, racism, militarism, nationalism, classism, and sexism. It confronts the

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David Swanson reviews counter military recruiting book

  How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools By David Swanson (David Swanson will be in Bellingham on April 14, 2016 at 7:30 at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and in Seattle on April 15, 2016 at 7:30 Town Hall U.S. military recruiters

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Marines, Army want women to register for draft

Overnight Defense THE TOPLINE: Women should be required to register for the draft if all combat jobs are going to be open to them, the top generals of the Marines and Army said Tuesday. “Every American who’s physically qualified should

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Promoting military recruiting through the NFL

By Bruce Fenton, via Todd Boyle Did you know that the U.S. government took over $5.4 million of hard earned taxpayer wages to pay to the NFL to feature flag waving and “support our troops” / “hometown hero” slogans during

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It has only gotten worse….

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Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes

SUNDAY, NOV 9, 2014 03:59 AM PST You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy It’s been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must

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