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 American Friends Service Committee Youth and Militarism Program has been active since 1986 in movements to reduce the impacts of war and military institutions on young people's lives. Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project works closely with AFSC's Truth in Recruitment Program.
  • 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.
  • The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors has been there continuously since 1948 helping people who get caught in the military's web.
  • Project YANO  (Youth and Non-Military Opportunities) is a community organization that provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment.
  • By building on the traditions of Mahatma Ghanhi and Martin Luther King Jr., the Ruckus Society provides their partner organizations and activists with the tools, training, and support necessary to tackle these problems and achieve their goals.
  • 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.
  • The Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in Schools is an organization of students, activists, parents and teachers, based in Pasadena, that is working for peace, equity, social justice teaching, student privacy and military recruitment accountability.
  • Citizen Soldier in New York works to raise awareness and provide resources about the increase of U.S. militarism.
  • 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.
  • Peace Action - Wisconsin is a peace and justice organization which works for a world where human needs are met, the environment is preserved, and the threats of war and nuclear weapons have been abolished. They are committed to non-violence as a way of life and offer members opportunities for education, lobbying and public witness.

 

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