Some remarkable local protests last week targeted miliary recruiting. High school students in Portland, OR left school and marched on City Hall, demanding answers from the Mayor. Why are recruiters all over the high schools?
Grandmothers for Peace went to a military recruiting station in Midtown Mall in Atlanta, trying to sign up. There were arrests, because they sat in after the recruiters wouldn’t take them into the military, in place of young people. You can see more on our website.
What does stopping recruiting do to end the war? All the candidates project increasing the size of the U.S. military by 100,000. And they need to replace the exhausted troops who have been in Iraq for several tours. Where will the soldiers come from for McCain’s 100 year war? Or Cheney’s two generation “war on terror?” From those who are 15, 16, 17 years old now. We need to intervene, now.
Debra Sweet, Director
The World Can’t Wait
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