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A recent survey of Military recruitment changes by the Department of Defense and their increasing use of social media platforms and video games to promote military enlistment.
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Your End of Year Donation ...
... will help fund a national meeting in Chicago this upcoming Summer of 2018 and help defray travel and accommodation expenses for activists from around the United States. NNOMY will plan for the new challenges facing our activism nationally under the expanding militarism in our schools with the Trump Administration. Your contribution, large or small, as never been more important in this time of crisis for our American Democracy. Follow this link to make a contribution through our financial sponsor,
Alliance for Global Justice at:
https://nnomypeace.net/donateNow.html
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Juan describes himself as “woke.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woke” is defined as being “alert to injustice in society, especially racism.” When Juan describes himself as “woke” he is light years away from where he was at the time he enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year in high school. Juan grew up as an undocumented immigrant in one of the poorest communities, City Heights, in San Diego. In this community he attended some of the city’s lowest-performing schools. By his own admission Juan was not socially or politically conscious at that time. Indeed, he gave little thought to societal conditions and was “gung-ho” about joining the Marines. http://nnomy.org/index.php/en/resources/blog/759-from-gung-ho-to-woke.html
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CODEPINK, in partnership with an array of peace and disarmament groups, is launching a divestment campaign to encourage universities, religious organizations, retirement funds, mutual funds, private investors, and other financial institutions in the United States to take action to reduce violent global conflicts and slow the hyper-militarization of our world by divesting from the U.S. War Machine. Divestment from the War Machine means divesting (removing invested assets) from companies that derive their profits by supplying and profiting from U.S. military interventions, expansions, and the militarization of our streets. In other words, we are calling for divestment from companies that make a killing on killing.

The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth is extending this divestment beyond how we support the vast and socially debilitating war industry with our dollars to include the idea of divesting of our bodies. Of course, from a humanistic point of view, your body is not a financial asset, but like so many things in our contemporary world, we have been reduced from citizens to consumers. And the military factors us in financial terms: the cost to maintain our training, deployment and, all too often, our health from being used as soldiers in endless wars and conflicts.

http://nnomy.org/index.php/en/groups-campaigns-activities/divest-your-body-campaign.html
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As the War Resisters' International's Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth concludes on Sunday, NNOMY has assembled this video to make a statement about a war mentality formed with our complicity and adherence to a propagandistic and violent media. We have also placed this video in an event page as a repository for the entire series by Venezuelan anthropology student Selene Rivas called "Researching Pop Culture and Militarism." Our hope is that you read and reflect on all of these short essays and see the accumulative conclusion she arrives at in her exploration of the American Media Mind in relation to violence and war. - NNOMY https://goo.gl/2NASJ3
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Researching Pop Culture and Militarism - Selene Rivas

Selene Rivas presents for the International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth a series of brief articles exploring how the U.S. citizenry has been normalized to accept a permanent state of militarism through popular culture: Movies, video games and comic books. From Monday, November 20th and continuing through Sunday the 26th of November, 2017, a new segment of this series of short articles will be featured each day. Select from the articles below.

You can find out more about the Week Of Action at War Resisters' International.

http://nnomy.org/index.php/en/resources/blog/researching-militarism-selene-rivas.html
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Excerpt: "Everything’s fucking fine.’ Because that’s what we were getting from upstairs. The fucking colonel says, ‘Don’t worry about it. We’ll take care of it. We got body count.’ They’d be handing out fucking medals for killing civilians. So in your mind you’re saying, ‘Ah, fuck it, they’re just gooks.’ I was sick over it, after this happened. I actually puked my guts out…But see, it’s all explained to you by captains and colonels and majors. ‘Fuck it, they was suspects anyways. You guys did a great job. Erase it. It’s yesterday’s fucking news.’"
Willful Ignorance at Home

The collective process of denial on the battlefield eventually extends to the homeland. Returning soldiers, to be sure, are often honored, but only so long as they remain silent about the realities, the pathos, the absurd evils of war. Willful public ignorance is a source of pain for veterans."
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U.S. America has been directed into a pornography of violence against the interests of its people and to the detriment of the entire world. The way back from this precipice of perpetual war is the opportunity to intervene in our schools, while they are still public, and tell our youth to think carefully before supporting the military with their lives just to have an education and a job. There are other paths. Do you know a young person that is thinking of joining? Send this address to their smart phone at http://winningthepeace.org
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