WE ARE NOT YOUR SOLDIERS!
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Excerpts from Courage to Resist article by Mike McKee| Original Article A recently circulated academic paper from a U.S. Army War College research fellow demonstrates that counter recruitment is having a substantive effect on the military’s ability to recruit and retain soldiers. Writing in 2010, its author, Lt. Col. Todd Jacobus of the US Army National Guard, […]

By Sarah Lazare From Common Dreams | Original Article Dafna Rothstein Landman told Common Dreams she’ll go to jail before she’ll serve in the Israeli Army. (Photo courtesy of Dafna Rothstein Landman) Those are the words of 17-year-old Dafna Rothstein Landman, one of 60 and counting Israeli youth who signed an open letter sent to Israeli Prime […]

by Marc Pilisuk and Ines-Lena Mahr From Project Censored | Original Article The role of professional psychology in providing assistance to soldiers and veterans was highlighted by an issue of the American Psychologist devoted to  a program for using positive psychology for resilience training. Shortcomings of that approach led to AP agreeing to another issue to alternative perspectives. This article […]

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We Are Not Your Soldiers visited two NYC high schools before the February break – one a mini-school in Manhattan, part of a larger high school campus, and the other a transfer high school in Brooklyn.  John Burns, a recent veteran, spoke at both.                       […]

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The public should know what really goes on. Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t). By Heather Linebaugh An Elbit Systems Hermes 450 drone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper […]

By Ann Jones JROTC and the Militarizing of America Congress surely meant to do the right thing when, in the fall of 2008, it passed the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA). The law was designed to protect kids worldwide from being forced to fight the wars of Big Men. From then on, any country that […]

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Although this happened a few years ago, a supporter recently sent us this information.  We thought it would be of interest. THE MAN CONVICTED OF ONE OF THE WORST WAR CRIMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY TAKES QUESTIONS IN A RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA   “There is not a day that goes by that I do […]

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/11/the_untold_story_of_war_us Today marks Veterans Day, the federal holiday honoring U.S. men and women who have fought in the armed forces. Veterans continue to face extremely high levels of unemployment, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and homelessness. Since 2000, nearly 6,000 servicemembers have experienced traumatic amputations from injuries caused by improvised explosive devices and other war-related […]

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By Jamie Reno From The International Business Times | Original Article The United States has likely reached a grim but historic milestone in the war on terror: 1 million veterans injured from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But you haven’t heard this reported anywhere else. Why? Because the government is no longer sharing this […]

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  TRANSCRIPT We look at how the United States uses drones in war, and their impact, through the eyes of one of the first U.S. drone operators to speak out. Former U.S. Air Force pilot Brandon Bryant served as a sensor operator for the Predator program from 2007 to 2011, manning the camera on the […]

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He was an experiment, really. One of the first recruits for a new kind of warfare in which men and machines merge. He flew multiple missions, but he never left his computer. He hunted top terrorists, saved lives, but always from afar. He stalked and killed countless people, but could not always tell you precisely […]

The We Are Not Your Soldiers program really touched me. I attended high school in Chino, California and I remember the military recruiters preying on students. They seemed to be present even more as the year was coming to an end and the seniors were getting ready to graduate. Their targets were those students who […]