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Providing safe passage for our children starting in kindergarten, past the perils of militarism and military recruting in our schools.

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Safepassage Network monitors the practices of the military recuiters in our public schools. It advocates education about the pros and cons of a career in the military so that every student can make an informed choice.

Before you Enlist



A video production by Telequest, Inc. with support from the American Friends Service Committee and Veterans For Peace

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OBJECTIVE: “Before You Enlist!” provides a rational voice to counter the seductive and often deceptive recruiting practices of the U.S. military. The message is not “don’t enlist” but rather to provide young people and their families a more complete picture of the life-altering consequences of joining the military – especially in wartime. Latest version: 2011. Length: 14:20.

The video provides a brief introduction to the subject of military enlistment. For in-depth information, visit the Truth in Recruiting links listed on this page.

Speech from Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator'

Speech from Charlie Chaplin's
'The Great Dictator'

"The Great Dictator" is a film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed, in addition to starring as the lead. It was the first major feature film to bitterly satirize Nazism and Adolf Hitler.

The Militarization of Boys

A video made by nine-year old Benny!

"Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health"?

Interview with Amy Hagopian, PhD and Kathy Barker, PhD, about their paper "Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health"?

Army of None - What the Military Recruiters Aren't Telling You

The following is excerpted from Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War and Build a Better World published by Seven Stories Press, August 2007.

Was The War In Iraq Worth It? "There's A Huge Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans & Active Duty

Was The War In Iraq Worth It? "There's A Huge Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans & Active Duty

General Smedley Butler, USMC, excerpt from the movie "The Corporation"

Smedley Darlington Butler[1] (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. By the end of his career, he had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to twice receive the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only man to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.

In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.

Q & A About Military Recruitment at High Schools

Q & A About Military Recruitment at High Schools

From the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU)website
http://www.aclu-wa.org/news/q-about-military-recruitment-high-schools

Are schools required to allow military recruiters on campus?

Our Education Destination

American public schools represent the hopes of our nation. Since the dawn of our republic, we have evolved from an agrarian country in which basic literacy was seen by many as a luxury, to a modern world power in which a universal quality education is essential to progress and economic success. True to our constitutional values of limited federal power, public schools remain essentially local institutions - under the direct control of parents and educators, taxpayers, voters and local school officials - and responsible to the communities they serve.

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by Dr. Radut