Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public by Scott Harding,Seth Kershner

By Scott Harding,Seth Kershner

This publication describes some of the strategies utilized in counter-recruitment, drawing from the phrases of activists and case reviews of profitable organizing and advocacy. The usa is among the basically built international locations to permit an army presence in public faculties, together with an lively function for army recruiters. as a way to enlist 250,000 new recruits each year, the USA army needs to industry itself to early life by means of integrating itself into faculties via courses comparable to JROTC (Junior Reserve officials' education Corps), and spend billions of bucks every year on recruitment actions. This militarization of academic house has spawned a little-noticed grassroots resistance: the small, yet refined, “counter-recruitment” stream. Counter-recruiters stopover at colleges to problem recruiters' messages with details on non-military profession suggestions; activists paintings to make it more durable for the army to function in public faculties; they behavior lobbying campaigns for guidelines that guard scholars' inner most info from army recruiters; and, counter-recruiters mentor early life to get entangled in those actions. whereas attracting little consciousness, counter-recruitment has still been defined as “the army recruiter's maximum quandary” by means of a Marine Corps official.

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