In Australia, major multinational weapons companies have been interfering in STEM education in order to normalise their business, and create a ‘talent pipeline’ for the global arms industry. Now, the Australian government is getting in on the act.
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Sixth grade students in S. Korea are outfitted with child-sized body armor, helmets, and orange pistol-shaped BB guns. Resembling mini riot cops, the kids, divided into two teams, skip and giggle their way into the newly opened Sunshine Land Military Experience Center to play a live action war experience called ‘survival game.’ In these military experience centers, where tourism, gaming, and military experience coalesce, activists face an uphill battle in their struggle for peace-oriented education.