Revisiting Our Outrage
The Revisiting Our Outrage category is a visit back to 2005 when the Iraq war motivated a confluence of activists extending from Boomers to Millennials into the streets in protest but also drove counter-recruitment in its "movement" moment. As we experience an international pandemic in 2020 we can be reminded that the Iraq War was an extended pandemic of perpetual war from 2003 to 2014 and led us into a time where our wars have gone silent and are now normalized with our citizenry.
"Revisiting Our Outrage," is a look back to activist reports in reaction to the Bush era Iraq war mobilizations, and the resultant school demilitarization activism and resistance that took place before we descended into the fog of protracted cultural militarization in the following years. The reports listed below also measure the distance that we have traveled that transformed a counter-recruitment movement into a proactive peace practice.
‘Counter-Recruiter’ Seeks to Block Students’ Data From the Military
23/10/2008 / Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times - Barbara G. Harris, 72, looked her troops in the eye. Staring out at mohawks on one side of the room, salt-white bobs on the other, she said in her delicately firm way: "Hold your ground. You have every right to stand there, and if anyone tells you differently, tell them your rights." A retired teacher and longtime peace advocate, Ms. Harris was ...
Hundreds of High School Students Rally Against Recruiting
19/02/2008 / Courage to Resist - For months, the anti-war women’s group CodePink staged near-daily protests outside of a Marine recruiting station in downtown Berkeley, California. These gatherings ...
Group protests Marine recruiters in Berkeley
01/02.2008 / Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle - Emboldened by this week's show of support by the Berkeley City Council, anti-war protesters on Thursday cranked up their noisy effort to throw ...
"Not at Home for the Holidays" Protest at Capitola Military Recruitment Center
16/12/2007 / Bradley@RiseUp / Santa Cruz IMC - Santa Cruz County activists, including the Santa Cruz gaggle of the Raging Grannies, demonstrated for peace in front of the Military Recruitment Center ...Tags
Georgia: Peace Action Team, new faith-based counter-recruitment group
20/08/2007 / anscr / Americus Times-Recorder - A newly formed group, Peace Action Team (PAT) holds a forum from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lake Blackshear Regional Library to discuss military recruitment in ...
Hawaii: Aggressive Military Recruitment Presence Meets Resistance
14/08/2007 / Haleakala Times - When it comes to military recruitment in public schools, no child’s information is left inaccessible. According to a brief section of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act ...
Youths Defy Attacks, Protest at Recruiting Station
14/07/2007 / Bryan G. Pfeifer / Workers World - Dozens of anti-war protesters returned to an Army Recruiting Station two blocks from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee April 4 to deliver this ...
Pittsburgh Stands Up to Military Recruitment on "National Stand Down Day”
18/11/2005 / Pittsburgh Organizing Group / pittsburgh.indymedia - On Friday, November 18th, Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG) held a noisy but non-violent protest outside a military recruiting ...
Not Your Soldier Day of Action
17/11/2005 / Mike Burke / National Youth and Student Peace Coalition - Not Your Soldier Day of Action erupts on over 40 campuses nationwide Students across the country to protest military ...
Coalition of the Unwilling
25/10/2005 / Anya Kamenetz / Village Voice - One Saturday this summer, Monique Dols, a Columbia University senior and a national leader of the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN), saw again why she has ...