NEW in English and Espanol – Selective Service System (required military service) Fact Sheet.
The Boys Who Said NO! is a documentary film profiling the young men and women who actively opposed conscription in order to end the draft and the Vietnam War. The film shows how their personal and collective acts of nonviolent noncooperation with the draft, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were a critical part of the antiwar movement, intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war.
Leave My Child Alone is a video of interviews with parents, a veteran Army enlistee and a former military recruiter. From the Leave My Child Alone website, “Buried deep within the No Child Left Behind Act is a provision that requires public high schools to hand over private student information to military recruiters. The purpose of this invasion of family privacy is to allow minor students to be recruited at home by telephone calls, mail and personal visits. If a school does not comply, it risks losing vital federal education funds.”
Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Will Griffin’s Counter Recruitment presentation: The Peace Report.
Groups providing information on your rights regarding non-military options, recruiters, the Selective Service System, veterans support and disarmament:
- Before Enlisting
- About Face – Veterans Against the War
- Project on Youth and Non-military Opportunities (YANO)
- National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)
- Project Great Futures
- Sustainable Options for Youth
- The Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
- The Center on Conscience and War
- CodePink – anti-war feminist organization
- International Fellowship of Reconciliation
- GI Rights Hotline
- GI Rights Hotline Español
- Quaker House
- Edward Hasbrouck’s Resistance News
- Military Families Speak Out
- American Friends Service Committee
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Bay Peace
- National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy
- Winning the Peace
- Before You Enlist
- Charlottesville Center for Peace & Justice
- Courage to Resist
- Iraq Veterans Against the War
- Granny Peace Brigade
- United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
- Veterans for Peace
- War Resisters League
- Winning the Peace
Other groups involved in peace and social justice:
- Santa Barbara Friends Meeting
- Friends Committee on National Legislation
- Friends Committee on Legislation of California
- Ethnic Studies Now
- Alternatives to Violence Project/Santa Barbara
- Pacific Pride Foundation
- UndocuAlly Working Group at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Black Lives Matter
- Rethinking Schools
Peace Works Travel is a Santa Barbara based organization that provides group travel programs for students, parents and educators which activate radical empathy, inspiring participants to take positive action in the world. Their program is a fun, authentic and meaningful opportunity for travelers to explore iconic places, support mission-driven organizations and distinguish themselves as globally competent. Their goal is to humanize destinations, complex world events and the solutions found in sustainable enterprise. They provide curricular-aligned itineraries that teach history, international relations, digital literacy, and social entrepreneurship as essential tools for engaged citizenship.
A Soldier’s Life: A new film of one soldier’s experience of being recruited and serving in the military from World Beyond War.
Subconscious War talks about how the military has become part of our culture.