Thursday, 2 September 2021

Youth Liberation and Military Conscription

My article on Youth Liberation and Military Conscription is now online in the Summer 2021 issue of the Peace Chronicle, the magazine of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. According to the editor’s introduction to this themed issue on “Youth”:

Edward Hasbrouck offers up thoughtful views on youth and liberation from military conscription. He articulates ageism to anti-draft and anti-war positions, arguing that it is incumbent upon us to see and engage with this additional layer of oppression, the taken-for-granted discrimination that characterizes compulsory service or participation in war. As allies or would-be allies of youth, older adults must see ageism as a problem of older people, just as white people must play a role in resisting and dismantling racism, and men must see feminism as their issue, too. As in other movements, allyship in the anti-draft movement is not just about “saving” those most oppressed but about liberating us all.

Read the full article (free): Youth Liberation and Military Conscription

Link | Posted by Edward on Thursday, 2 September 2021, 09:05 ( 9:05 AM)

At the PJSA annual conference in October 2021 in Milwaukee, I received 2021 a Social Courage Award "for exemplifying courage and honor in speaking truth to power" in my anti-draft and anti-war work:

Posted by: Edward Hasbrouck, 7 January 2022, 13:58 ( 1:58 PM)
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