5.07.06 countering militarist masculinity
Military recruiters have a quota, or what they call a "mission," specifying how many people they're expected to enlist each month. When they don't reach their quotas, they're often pressured intensely, ordered to work overtime, and threatened with career-ending consequences. Not all recruiters lie, but lies by military recruiters aren't the exception, they're common. ABC in New York, for example, sent hidden cameras into recruiting stations in 2006 and found 5 of 10 recruiters they taped lied on camera (see item 11).
In November of 2006, Peacework listed as a resource the article in the prestigious medical journal, Lancet, which concluded that between 392,000 and 942,000 "excess deaths" ensued after the US invasion of Iraq from 2003-2006.
Bhutto's Assassination: Despite Her Own Crimes, Can Outrage at Her Killing Make Nonviolent Revolution in Pakistan Possible?Posted December 28th, 2007 by sdiener
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the murder of tens of her supporters yesterday is another devastating blow against the struggle to democratize and promote human rights in Pakistan.