Sunday, 20 March 2005

"The Draft Debate Heats Up"

My article on the possibility and likely character of a military draft, the potential for draft resistance, and the state of anti-draft organizing, The Draft Debate Heats Up , has been published in the Winter 2005 issue of The Nonviolent Activist , the magazine of the War Resisters League . (Since it’s the season for filing U.S. Federal income tax returns, you might also want to look at WRL’s annual analysis of Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes .)

Meanwhile, I’ve updated my FAQ’s on the draft, which are now available at their own easier-to-remember addresses:

  • — FAQ’s about the military draft, draft registration, and draft resistance

  • — FAQ’s on the possibility of a draft of health care workers

In addition, I’ve started a highly irregular mailing list for information about the draft beyond what I’m including in this blog. If you’re interested in receiving occasional news and updates by e-mail, you can sign up here.

Finally, I’ll be speaking about the likelihood of a draft, my experience as a draft resister and resistance organizer, and the choices available to those threatened by the draft, at a student-organized teach-in at Berkeley High School this Wednesday, 23 March 2005. Schedule permitting, I’m always happy to talk to other individuals or groups, especially those considering or wanting more information about draft resistance and its history since 1980.

[Addendum: I’ve made a first experiment at scanning some of the draft resistance posters from the archives in my basement, so others can use them. If there’s interest, I’ll try to dig out some more (and re-do these better).]

Link | Posted by Edward on Sunday, 20 March 2005, 22:21 (10:21 PM)
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