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By David Swanson From Let’s Try Democracy | Original Article For the past eight years millions of people have expended billions of words speculating about exactly how the United States kills people with missiles from drones (and missiles from other sources, such as manned aircraft, targeting people identified with drones). There is good reason to […]


By Tim Tee I am approaching thirty years in the same sad way that we all do and I am struggling with the idea of the next thirty. I have ideas, I have dreams. I also have a past. How can someone under thirty have a past? I joined the Army, I was bad at […]


By Emma Kaplan From World Can’t Wait | Original Article On August 26, NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick put a lot on the line when he refused to stand for the national anthem. He explained, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people […]


We Are Not Your Soldiers, a project of World Can’t Wait, will start its tenth year of bringing recent veterans of U.S. wars to speak in high schools and colleges. The need to stop US wars for empire against peoples around the world is more urgent than ever. Contact us now to schedule a “We […]

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By Rory Fanning From Jacobin|Original Article Last week San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, saying “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color . . . There are bodies in the street and people […]


Former Army journalist Emily Yates would prefer you not thank her for her service, and she’ll tell you why.

By Pat Elder From World Without War | Original Article Data released by the Department of Defense on August 1st shows the military administered its 3-hour enlistment exam to nearly 700,000 students in 12,000 high schools during the 2013-14 school year, a 2% increase over the prior year. The Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) administers […]


by Carol Dudek and Stephanie Rugoff In early May 2016, We Are Not Your Soldiers hosted a series of talks in high schools and colleges by veterans opposed to the ongoing wars. The article that follows describes one day spent in a New York City high school. “Have you killed any one?” a wide-eyed student […]


By Emily Yates From Truthout | Original Article Emily, Alex and Rishi, all post-9/11 veterans, prepare to talk to students about military recruitment and their experiences in the Army and Marine Corps, at the Pittsburg High School career fair on May 25. (Credit: Siri Margerin) “Excuse me, are you saying negative things about the military?” […]


  By Lily Zheng As the Pentagon prepares to lift a ban on transgender people serving in the military, Lily Zheng calls for a more radical “transgender rights” movement outside of assimilationist rhetoric and policies. Transgender people in the U.S. have a long history of being ignored by the mainstream LGBT rights movement. This movement, built […]


By Sima Kadmon From Yedioth Ahronot | Original Article This last Sunday, Tair Kaminer, aged 19, stood before the commander of the Induction Center, Col. Aran Shani and was sentenced for the sixth time for her refusal to join the IDF for reasons of conscience. She was sentenced to an additional 45 days in prison […]


Veterans with World Can’t Wait’s We Are Not Your Soldiers project present what they do in a typical high school classroom where students are considering joining the U.S. military. Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans relate their experiences in occupying countries, boot camp and post-military service. Based on your curriculum, we also can provide a historical presentation […]