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Youth at counter recruitment conference

Youth at Counter Recruitment Conference.

Signing up for the military isn't like taking a job or registering for a camp or school. It is a serious decision that has lifelong consequences. Recruiters are quick to emphasize the good points about being in the military, but there are many downsides. What recruiters say about life in the military at best omits many facts. At worst, recruiters tell out and out lies to sign up recruits.


Understanding China & US-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

With Prof. Robert Ross and Duncan McFarland

"Competitive Interdependence” defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary “near-peer” competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions.

Fifth Wall: Sexual Assault in the Military

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

On International Women's Day, Bricolage is partnering with SSAM ( Stop Sexual Assault in the Military) to present Fifth Wall. Last year the Department of Defense estimated that there were 26,000 instances of rape, sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact in the US Military.

The event will begin with clips from the "Invisible War" and Playwright Tammy Ryan's "Soldier's Heart"

Please join us

Suggested Readings on Asia and the Pacific

A listing of books that provide a good foundation for learning about the Asia Pacific region.

National Security Strategy of the United States, 2010

America in Decline: Paths to 21st Century Security & Prosperity

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sermon by Joseph Gerson


Now is the moment to cut the military budget

In our work for peace, there are pivotal moments we cannot let pass us by. For the first time in years, we have a real chance to make some significant cuts in the United States’ enormous military budget. Let’s seize the moment and reach out to Congress today.

War is a Racket - Abolish Corporate Personhood

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Comments by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator, at 8/9/10 Move to Amend Rally, KCMO

Resistance to military expansion in Hawai'i

kyle profileAFSC's Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai'i program director speaks with Democracy Now! about opposing military expansion in Hawai’i.

The interview begins at the 43:00 minute mark. To skip through the other interviews click on the time line after pressing play.

Oakland Students' Victory!

 Students Achieve School Board Victory!

 AFSC staff in the Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland), in partnership with BAY-Peace, have been supporting Oakland Youth in taking a bold step to demilitarize their schools.

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