Militarism and schools
The banality of evil. Classrooms and courtyards converted into barracks; parades, choirs and bands of students and soldiers; training, coexistence, history, foreign languages and gymnastics classes with generals and admirals; guided tours of bases, radar installations and military airports; study activities on fighter-bombers, tanks, submarines and war frigates; alternating schoolwork… »
By Pat Elder Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to… »
The Creeping Militarisation of our Society A lively workshop run by youngsters involved in MAW (Movement for the Abolition of War) took place during the Berlin IPB Conference. The theme was the way the military attract children to participate in “fun” activities that involve guns, other weapons and… »
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