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National "Not Your Soldier" Youth & Student Day of Action

National "Not Your Soldier" Youth and Student Day of Action, Thursday November 17th at a high school or college campus near you.... Are military recruiters invading your schools and using promises of scholarships and career opportunities to convince your friends to join the military? You are not alone! On November 17, International Students Day, join youth and students from around the country in the first nationally coordinated day of action for and about young people! NOT YOUR SOLDIER!
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NOVEMBER 17, 2005 ..... ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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VIEW EVENTS IN YOUR AREA:

See the list of endorsers and participants! CLICK HERE
Interactive map! Make sure your state is represented! CLICK HERE

WHAT TO DO: CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Organize one of the many events listed below or do something completely different! The important thing is to let this day of action bring forward the voices, demands and ideas of our generation; it's time to speak for ourselves. This means we need to hear from youth and students in your area!

Hold a Demo/Rally at a School or Community Recruiting Station to declare a “Not Your Soldier” zone
Offer Solutions! Organize an “alternative” recruitment fair – invite college recruiters, local unions, job recruiters, activist organizations and others to table and show the alternatives to the military
Demand a Meeting with your school administration to discuss your specific demands (if they don’t agree organize a petition drive or demonstration to make sure they do!)
Get creative! Organize a concert, open mic or party with music, poetry, theater and art against military recruitment!
Host a Forum or Debate on Military Recruitment! Invite community activists, teachers and parents to come listen to young people talk about their experiences, ideas and opinions on military recruitment, the poverty draft and the war!
Be Visible! Set up a table, do sidewalk chalking, create a public graffitti wall, do a banner drop - let people know what young people really think about the war, military recruitment and the kind of future we want for our generation!

Don't Forget - Invite school administrators, teachers/professors, community leaders, city officials, etc. to whatever activity you plan!

TOOLS TO HELP YOU ORGANIZE

MATERIALS: DOWNLOAD COUNTER-RECRUITMENT BROCHURES, INFO AND FLYERS

VIDEO

All That I Can Be, 8:30 min., Youth Documentary
William, like many young Americans, feels that joining the military is his only way out of a dead-end job and a rough life. Watch the film online:
http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/mtm05/index.php?id=502

FLYERS

Petition to Support the Student Privacy Act
Congressional Call-In Campaign to Dump the DoD Database
Signed Up for the Military?: FAQs on Getting Out of DEP
Military Personnel Challenging Militarism
GI Rights Hotline - ads and flyers to circulate in your school or community
AFSC "Do You Know Enough to Enlist?"
AFSC "Tienes Suficiente Informacion para Registrarte?" (Espanol)
AFSC: "Make Our Schools Military-Free Zones"
AFSC: "The Poverty Draft"
AFSC: "Registration for the Draft in the United States and Steps Young People Can Take"
AFSC: "Ten Points to Consider Before You Sign a Military Enlistment Agreement"
AFSC: "Antes de Firmar un Contrato para Enlistarte en el Ejercito Considera estas Diez Cosas" (Espanol)
CCW "Advice to Those Considering Enlistment"
Citizen Soldier "Recruiting, the Enlistment Contract and You"
COMD High School Students' Rights
COMD "What You Can Do" flyer
Global Exchange "It's Time to End the US Military Occupation of Iraq" flyer
Project YANO "THE MILITARY'S NOT JUST A JOB: What You Should Know Before Joining the Military."
Project YANO "THE MILITARY'S NOT JUST A JOB: What You Should Know Before Joining the Military. In Spanish"
AFSC: "Making Soldiers in the Public Schools" Report
Project YANO: "Options for Controlling Military Recruiter Access to Secondary Schools and Students"

WEBSITES: COUNTER RECRUITMENT WEBSITES YOU NEED TO SEE

National Priorities Project Bulletin
NYCLU Project on Military Recruitment and Students' Rights
Solomon Response
Students Against the Militarization of Our Youth
American Friends Service Committee
Counter Recruiter.net (a news site)
Fellowship of Reconciliation “I Will Not Kill” Campaign
Military Free Zone
National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth
Not Your Soldier Training Camps
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Demilitarization Guide
Student Peace Action Network
United for Peace and Justice Counter-Recruitment Working Group
War Resisters League


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