Demanding Truth in Military Recruiting
united for peace & justice
FACT: 33% of men and women join the military to help fund their education.
FACT: 34% of men and 31% of women join for job training.
FACT: Since the draft was ended in the 1970’s the military has found a new way to fill its ranks. University tuitions have risen and the lack of available jobs that earn a livable wage for those without a college degree has grown more difficult; the Pentagon sees this as an opportunity for recruitment.
FACT: One in four homeless men is a veteran. Every night almost 300,000 veterans go homeless.
Once in, a recruit cannot blame a recruiter for false promises made.
The No Child Left Behind Act and increased proliferation of the JROTC, combined with the public relations needs for an unjust war in Iraq, have resulted in a huge increase in military presence within our nation’s schools. And now there is a serious discussion about possibly reintroducing the draft! As each day goes by and opposition to the Iraq war grows greater, more forceful tactics and outright lies will be used to recruit the hearts, minds and bodies of our youth. It is time to stand in the way of this harvesting of human beings.
Check out UFPJ’s Counter-Recruitment Campaign Website
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