So Much Fire To Roast Human Flesh
from Arthur Magazine
--an 18-track, multi-artist compilation CD curated by Foster featuring exclusive contributions from some of the more outspoken members of the nation's burgeoning psychedelic folk scene, ... All profits will be distributed to specific counter-military recruitment and pacifist organizations and programs who effectively advise high school students and other Americans at risk of being taken advantage of ...
(and you can listen here
). Some might remember Arthur vs. Godsmack
--their music is heavily featured in recruiting ads.
posted by amberglow
on Sep 1, 2006 -
So, the US Army is having trouble meeting it's recruitment goals, and is lowering the bar
for admission to try and make up the shortfall. Another tactic they are apparently trying is sweetening the deal with 3 free (FREE!!!) iTunes downloads
if you agree to talk to a recruiter. It'd be foolish NOT to sign up, frankly!
posted by jonson
on Oct 6, 2005 -
Leave My Child Alone!
--a new group teaching parents how to stop the very intrusive recruitment tactics of the military, including getting their kids off the Pentagon's list of 30 million potential recruits,
: (...a joint effort of the Defense Department and a private contractor, disclosed last week, to build a database of 30 million 16- to 25-year-olds, complete with Social Security numbers, racial and ethnic identification codes, grade point averages and phone numbers. The database is to be scoured for youngsters that the Pentagon believes can be persuaded to join the military...
), and getting your kids off the School district records lists (School districts are required under Section 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act to release student records to military recruiters or risk losing funding, but they are also required to inform families of their Opt Out rights. Notification varies wildly across districts, and it's a bit of a crapshoot whether families know or not.)
More on this from Bob Herbert here: The Army's Hard Sell
posted by amberglow
on Jun 29, 2005 -
That's "hearts and minds" to you, sunshine.
As a former PSYOPer my ownself, I found this Village Voice
primer on the field reasonably accurate on the facts, if rather skewed as to their interpretation. But what's a nonviolently-inclined soldier to do? What other methods of "winning without fighting" might be acceptable to a leadership seemingly hell-bent on bloodshed?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Oct 10, 2002 -
Be all that you can be?
From the announcement: "The Army announced today a compelling new advertising campaign, marking its first major change in advertising direction since 1981.
Ads unveiled today by Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera will open the innovative campaign, which centers on the message 'An Army of One.' "
posted by alethe
on Jan 10, 2001 -