Links to other peace activist groups

Our numbers continue to grow. There are (literally) hundreds of websites with information about counter recruitment. These are a few of our favorites:

  • The Center on Conscience and War is committed to supporting those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants -- or citizens in other countries.
  • Project YANO  (Youth and Non-Military Opportunities) is a community organization that provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment.
  • The United States' oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and abroad since 1923.
  • The Ya-Ya Network is a citywide, anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the LGBTQ community.
  • Committee Opposed to Militarism and Draft (COMD) is an anti-militarism organization that also challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society, its budget, its role abroad and at home, and the racism, sexism, and homophobia that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective Service.
  • The National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) is a national coalition of groups working on counter recruitment activities. Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project is a member of this national coalition.
  • The GI Rights Hotline is staffed by a coalition of volunteers who provide information to members of the military about discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights. Call them at 800-379-2670.
  • Iraq Veterans Against the War is a group of veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraq Freedom committed to saving lives and ending the violence in Iraq by an immediate withdrawal.
  • Military Families Speak Out is an organization of people opposed to the war in Iraq who have relatives or loved ones who are currently in the military or who have served in the military since the buildup to the Iraq war in the fall of 2002.
  • Courage to Resist provides assistance to all GI Resisters. Such assistance can take a variety of forms: emotional, political, advocacy, material support.
  • Based in Oakland, CA, BAY-Peace supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artictic resistance.
  • The Quaker House in North Carolina has been working for peace and GI rights since 1969.
  • Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) seeks to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement. Through educational activities, organizing and movement support, organizations and individuals in the Alliance will work to oppose both militarized domestic state repression, and the policies of de-stabilization, subversion and the permanent war agenda of the U.S. state globally.
  • We the Granny Peace Brigade stand for peace. We stand for human rights and justice. We oppose war, occupation, rendition and torture, and the violence of poverty and racism. We are committed to the struggle to make a safe and peaceful world for all children and grandchildren, ours and everyone’s.
  • A project of NNOMY (see above) the Peaceful Career Alternatives website has been developed with the support of multiple national, regional, and local peace and religious organizations to provide young people deciding how to begin their productive working lives with alternative ideas and options without entering military service.
  • CODEPINK and our partners, are taking on the war machine by working to divest our society from weapons manufacturers. Divesting from the war machine means that we will not invest our money in companies that make a profit off of military interventions and expansions.  In other words, we’re going to stop those who are making a killing in killing!
  • Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. Our networks are made up of over 120 chapters across the United States and abroad. Truth in Recruitment is a focus area for VFP.

 

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