National Student Counter-Recruitment Conference

Starting Date: 10-22-2005
Ending Date: 10-23-2005

Berkeley, California
United States
The last year has seen an amazing surge of counter-recruitment efforts on
campuses across the country - with students kicking recruiters off
campuses from Seattle Central Community College and UC-Santa Cruz on the
West Coast, to Southern Connecticut State University and City College of
New York on the East Coast, and a whole host of schools in between.

Students have found myriad ways of taking the military to task for the
lies it tells us, for the bigotry of its 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy,
and most of all, for asking our generation to become cannon fodder in an
occupation the majority of Americans oppose. As young people increasingly
reject being recruited, according to Major General Michael Rochelle, the
US Army's recruiting commander, "Today's conditions represent the most
challenging conditions we have seen in recruiting in my 33 years in this

It's time for students to figure out how to take this movement even
further. This October, join hundreds of college and high school
students from around the country as we discuss and debate the future of
this movement -- and plan to reclaim our schools from recruitment for an
unjust war.

Geographical Scope: National

Campus Antiwar Network 

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