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Chico: Army of NONE; Counter-Recruitment Strategy!

Date:
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Chico Peace and Justice; Counter Recruitment
Email:
Phone:
530-893-9078
Address:
526 Broadway Street Chico, CA 95928
Location Details:
Thusday Dec 6th @ 7pm
Chico City Hall Conference Rm #1
411 Main St.
Chico, CA

ARMY OF NONE: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World"

Thursday, December 6th at 7pm


Chico City Council Conference Room #1 (411 Main Street)



Aimee Allison and David Solinit will be in Chico to discuss their book Army of None. This counter recruitment and antiwar book, written by Army veteran Allison and global justice organizer Solnit, exposes the real story behind the military recruitment complex, and offers guides, tools, and resources for education, action, and people power strategies to win.



All are welcome!

background info;


Why Army of NONE??


"Uniformed U.S. Army Officers lunch with students in elementary school cafeterias. Army training programs including rifle and pistol instruction replace physical education in middle schools. Like never before, military recruiters are entering the halls of U.S. schools with unchecked access in an attempt to bolster a military in crisis.

Even as these destructive efforts to militarize youth accelerate, so do the creative and powerful efforts of students, community members, and veterans to challenge them. Today, the counter recruitment movement—from counseling to poetry slams to citywide lobbying efforts—has become one of the most practical ways to tangibly resist U.S. policy that cuts funding for education and social programs while promoting war and occupation. Without enough soldiers, the U.S. cannot sustain its empire.

Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World exposes the real story behind the military-recruitment complex, and offers guides, tools, and resources for education and action, and people power strategies to win.

Anti-war, global justice and arts organizer DAVID SOLNIT was a main organizer in the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999 and in San Francisco the day after Iraq was invaded in 2003. He is the editor of Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World. Army veteran Aimee Allison has led school and community counter-recruitment activities over the last decade. She is a contributor to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military. She was recruited out of high school and became a Conscientious Objector to the Gulf War. She actively supports veterans that are healing from their war experiences.

Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World is now available from Seven Stories Press. Individual books are available for a $20 donation to Courage to Resist—that's $5 more than the cover price, but that includes all shipping, handling, and tax.

Authors Aimee Allison and David Solnit will be touring extensively this fall and winter to support counter-recruitment organizing efforts around the United States, and educating students, parents, and young people about the truth behind military recruitment. Please email if you would like them to come to your community. Contact Aimee and David by emailing armynone (at) gmail.com.
"


visit Army of None @;
http://myspace.com/armyofnonebook

Tour Dates;

Thursday Dec 6 – Confirmed
Chico, CA
For more information on this event, please email: Chico Peace & Justice Center

Friday Dec 7 –Confirmed
Fort Bragg, CA
Fort Bragg's Town Hall, 7 p.m.
For more information on this event, please email: tw [at] mcn.org

Saturday Dec 8 – Ukiah - Tentative
For more information on this event, please email: armynone [at] gmail.com

Sunday Dec 9 – Humboldt - Confirmed
For more information, email: bluening2 [at] humboldt1.com

Monday Dec 10 – Humboldt - Confirmed
For more information, email: bluening2 [at] humboldt1.com


December 12 – 19 – Los Angeles/San Diego Area
** To set up an event in LA/San Diego, please email: armynone [at] gmail.com


Sunday, December 16 - Confirmed
Ventura, CA
Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St.,
3 - 6 p.m.
For more information on this event, please email: VCStopTheWar [at] gmail.com


Chico event hosted by Chico Peace and Justice center, by Chico Counter-Recruitment Team;

http://chico-peace.org/



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