In the Czech Republic, since 2013 there has been a Ministry of Defence programme known as POKOS: “Preparing citizens to defend the state”. The main interest of the program is to publicize the activities of the Army.
50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” (April 4, 1967)
“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”, was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, at Riverside Church in New York City. The speech denounced the war in Vietnam and identified the triplets of evil: racism, materialism, and militarism.
Tavis Smiley Reports examined Martin Luther King, Jr.’s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today in this March 31, 2010 episode that includes interviews with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding, Susannah Heschel, Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, and Tony Bennett.
This video, “A Soldier’s Life,” is geared to high school students to discourage them from enlisting in the military. All of the production staff who created the ten minute video are students, ranging from middle school to college.
The Gender Project Program Officer will coordinate the production of a briefing paper examining (1) the impact of attacks on education and military use of schools on girls and women, and (2) programs and policies to protect girls and women from attacks on education and military use of schools.
Noam Chomsky is interviewed by Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee’s disarmament coordinator, about the themes and concerns of the upcoming IPB World Congress 2016 on Military and Social Spending – “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace – Creating an Action Agenda,” taking place September 30-October 3 in Berlin, Germany.