Militarisation of Youth http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/taxonomy/term/433 en Action is starting here : 6th International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth, 23-29 November http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/action-starting-here-6th-international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth-23-29 <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41880.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41880" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * 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'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">the title</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 21 Nov 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>The International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth starts this Saturday! </strong>For the <strong>sixth time</strong>, activists from across different countries will be organising events to raise awareness on how the military and military values are promoted to young people, and how we can challenge it.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the <strong>Czech Republic, Nesehnuti </strong>organises screenings of the movie <em>When the War Comes</em>, looking at the situation in Slovakia. The screenings will follow discussions on the militarisation of youth in Slovakia and in Czech Republic. Look out for the hashtag #valkanenihra (war is not the game) to find more of the activities they are doing during the week. You can find the trailer of When the War Comes <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RPdsNBMQ_4">here</a>. To find more informationa about the screenings see here:  </p> <p dir="ltr">Brno  - <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/783071685450383/">https://www.facebook.com/events/783071685450383/</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Jihlava - <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/2331773736945079/">https://www.facebook.com/events/2331773736945079/</a></p> <p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> </p><div alt="film " data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3f8dc458-c7f9-48ee-8ad1-88bbad18d1e5" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.55.30.png?itok=kOzal0DC 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.55.30.png?itok=3vkoaVH6" alt="film " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p dir="ltr">In <strong>the UK,</strong> <strong>ForcesWatch</strong> is holding a live discussion, with Lowkey, who will be in conversation with Maya Evans and Joe Glenton. The event called Warrior Nation: Militarism, War and Resistance. Is happening on the 4th of December - find out more information here - <a href="https://housmans.com/event/warrior-nation-in-conversation-with-lowkey-maya-evans-and-joe-glenton/">https://housmans.com/event/warrior-nation-in-conversation-with-lowkey-maya-evans-and-joe-glenton/</a> </p> <p dir="ltr">Also in the UK, the movie <strong>War School</strong> is touring. A screening will be held in Abergavenny Quakers in Wales on the 22nd of November. To see the full list of events click here: <a href="https://www.war.school/screenings">https://www.war.school/screenings</a>. On their website, you can also find information on how to host screenings. See the trailer here: <a href="https://www.war.school/gallery">https://www.war.school/gallery</a></p> <p dir="ltr">In <strong>Finland</strong> <strong>AKL and Sadankomitea </strong>(Committee of 100) and <strong>Peace Education Institute </strong>have held a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/2387115541605661/">seminar</a> called Rights of the child and militarism part of the week of action. AKL activists will also be leaflet sharing during the week outside the military recruitment centres during the week. Join them if you can! </p> <p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> </p><div alt="event pannel " data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7d2e424c-b8ab-4206-b7c6-d2264b39e188" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.54.20.png?itok=039r_eQ- 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.54.20.png?itok=2nFiJVWy" alt="event pannel " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p dir="ltr">In <strong>Germany</strong>,<strong>Connection e.V</strong> is holding a number of events for the week of action including talks and lectures. To find out more information, <a href="https://de.connection-ev.org/article-2914">see their website</a> and a booklet to give background for the events <a href="https://de.connection-ev.org/pdfs/ProgrammheftKriegOHNEuns.pdf">https://de.connection-ev.org/pdfs/ProgrammheftKriegOHNEuns.pdf</a></p> <p dir="ltr">In<strong> Italy, Movimento Nonviolento</strong> will hold at the national venue in Verona a <a href="https://nonviolenti.org/cms/">workshop</a> on the nonviolent commitment nowadays within the project <i>Nonviolent European Resistance - nEUres </i>(Europe for Citizens strand Remembrance) with activists from different European countries.</p> <p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> </p><div alt="War School " data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="narrow" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3969e73c-56e8-42c9-9696-e9ffb607477c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.45.02.png?itok=2jrfrbru 325w, /sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_650x650/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.45.02.png?itok=SbFfrujf 650w, /sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.45.02.png?itok=6DX7z79s 1300w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 325px, (min-width: 851px) 25vw, (min-width: 560px) 50vw, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/screenshot_2019-11-20_at_21.45.02.png?itok=2jrfrbru" alt="War School " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>Not sure what to do? </strong><a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">Get in touch with us</a> and we can discuss action ideas with you, or put you in touch with others in your country who are already planning something. This list will be updating during the </p> <p>Contact us at <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">cmoy@wri-irg.org</a> with your actions and events, or with any questions you have.</p> <p>Follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/warresistersint" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/warresistersint/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, as well as wri-irg.org and <a href="http://www.antimili-youth.net/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.antimili-youth.net </a> for any further updates.</p> <p dir="ltr">Remember to use the<strong>  #weekofaction2019 #ourfuture #youthagainstwar</strong></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- 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<!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41880&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="grYIJ6iQHs0CH1LF5MhcgKD7q7Qgr5U2P_qzXYIF9v0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:54:11 +0000 jen@wri-irg.org 41880 at http://updates.wri-irg.org Call for articles: We need your voice and knowledge http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/call-articles-we-need-your-voice-and-knowledge <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * 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BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-10/call_out_teturs_image_.jpg?itok=VXZ-d7p5 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-10/call_out_teturs_image_.jpg?itok=gB_IdIZz 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-10/call_out_teturs_image_.jpg?itok=gB_IdIZz" alt="booklet Cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 11 Oct 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We are asking for your contributions for our new booklet on understanding the militarised video games industry and how to counter this narrative.  </p> <p>The booklet will be focusing on two key themes:</p> <ul><li>Do militarised video games enable an acceptance of a militarised society through cultural means?</li> <li>How have video games become a tool for militarism?</li> <li>How we can counter the militarised narrative promoted by the video games industry?</li> </ul><p>We think this is an important area that needs to be examined. As violence promoted by means of popular culture is one of the key ways that militaristic narrative is normalised in society. The video games industry is increasingly becoming part of this. Once we understand it, we will all be better at countering this narrative.</p> <p>We would like your input on the subject in general and on the themes above. This could be through your personal experience or your activist work in the field. </p> <p>Please drop us an email via <a href="mailto:jen@wri-irg.org">jen@wri-irg.org</a> and <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">cmoy@wri-irg.org</a>. We are expecting your pieces to be between <strong>800-1200 words</strong> latest by <strong>10th November</strong>. If you'd like to contribute in a different format or if you have any questions please contact us by the emails above. </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41838&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="jOI9uVqvQZq3OWgNkFoa_TujqTWCo1fzj-sO-ZC1RdA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:15:40 +0000 jen@wri-irg.org 41838 at http://updates.wri-irg.org Join the action: 6th International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth, 23-29 November http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/join-action-6th-international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth-23-29-november <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41862.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41862" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-09/int_week_militarisation_youth_tag.png?itok=rOrnuOID 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-09/int_week_militarisation_youth_tag.png?itok=c-5Llpvl 1x" type="image/png"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-09/int_week_militarisation_youth_tag.png?itok=c-5Llpvl" alt="Week of action logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 31 Oct 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On <strong>23-29 November </strong>this year, activists from across the world are taking action against the militarisation of young people in their countries, cities and towns.</p> <p>Join us this November in the International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth with your own nonviolent actions and events!</p> <p>The International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth is a concerted effort of antimilitarist actions across the world to raise awareness of, and challenge, the ways young people are militarised, and to give voice to alternatives. The week is coordinated by War Resisters' International.</p> <p>In previous years, the week has been held with various activities, including direct actions, talks, workshops and many other events, with the participation of groups from many countries including Germany, Finland, Israel, Russia, South Korea, the USA, Nepal, Colombia, Italy, Turkey, the UK and others. The events from <a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth-held-fifth-time">last year </a>followed the week of action held in <a href="https://antimili-youth.net/articles/2017/12/international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth-held-fourth-time">2017</a>, <a href="https://antimili-youth.net/articles/2016/12/3rd-international-week-action-held-events-organised-across-world" target="_blank">2016 </a>, <a href="http://antimili-youth.net/articles/2015/11/report-international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth" target="_blank">2015</a> and <a href="http://www.wri-irg.org/militaryfreeweek" target="_blank">2014</a>, as well as a <a href="http://www.antimili-youth.net/articles/2014/01/reports-international-day-action-military-free-education-and-research-action" target="_blank">day of action </a> held in 2013.</p> <h2>Countering the recruitment of minds and bodies</h2> <p>Militaries, armed groups and others profiting from war have always found ways to access young people. Their aim is not only to recruit bodies, but also to recruit minds into their military cause. In some countries, the militarisation of youth is more apparent and obvious – young people (mainly, though not exclusively, young men) are forced to join the military through conscription. This might also include forced recruitment or recruitment of children.</p> <p>In many other places – including those places where conscription has been suspended or abolished - governments, arms dealers and other war profiteers have a vested interest in indoctrinating young people to be positive about military actions.</p> <p>As long as these efforts to recruit youth into violence continue, our actions to counter this militarisation need to grow. In the week of action, we will counter those many ways of recruitment that promote violence to youth and engage them in war and military causes. We will particularly focus on the responses of youth: How young people are at the forefront of countering military recruitment today. </p> <h2>What Can You Do?</h2> <p>The International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth is based on your local and autonomous actions. There are plenty of ways you can join the week:</p> <ul><li> <p><strong>Nonviolent direct actions:</strong> Examples from previous years include protests in front of military recruitment centres and job fairs attended by the military, and protests against arms fairs.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Seminars, talks, workshops, public forums or webinars: </strong>Inform the public about your activism, key issues to focus, and encourage more people to take action against youth militarisation.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Information stalls:</strong> Set up an information stall at your school, university or any other public space where you can reach the public, and circulate leaflets and other resources informing public about youth militarisation and resistance to it. Get in touch with us via <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">cmoy@wri-irg.org</a>  if you need resources.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Movie screenings: </strong>You can screen movies that tell stories of youth militarisation and resistance to it.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Online action:</strong> Post on social media with the hashtags #youthagainstwar #ourfuture and #weekofaction2019, share from your country or city and spread your word and resistance.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Celebrate your previous work: </strong>If you've already been running a campaign, or already organised an action or event against youth militarisation during the year, we want to celebrate it with you! Tell us about your work, and we can post it on our website antimili-youth.net, and on social media. Spread your word and resistance further during our week of action!</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Publish</strong> articles and interviews about youth militarisation and/or resistance to it in your country, inform others and help us expand our international solidarity. See an example from previous years <a href="https://antimili-youth.net/all-content/international-week-action-against-militarisation-youth" target="_blank">here </a>.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Not sure what to do?</strong> <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">Get in touch with us</a> and we can discuss action ideas with you, or put you in touch with others in your country who are already planning something.</p> </li> </ul><p>Contact us at <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">cmoy@wri-irg.org</a> with your actions and events, or with any questions you have.</p> <p>Follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/warresistersint">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/warresistersint/">Facebook</a>, as well as wri-irg.org and <a href="http://www.antimili-youth.net/" target="_blank">www.antimili-youth.net </a> for any further updates.<br />  </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41862&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="NK75WAXJxevsuelUEi9iJr-NG1Pabdzd9EZeEHjm2Wc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:21:21 +0000 cmoy 41862 at http://updates.wri-irg.org New Publication: Counter-Recruitment Campaigns Internationally http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/new-publication-counter-recruitment-campaigns-internationally <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41841.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41841" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-10/cover_3.png?itok=YHDiUDjh 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-10/cover_3.png?itok=GUl1ygBP 1x" type="image/png"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-10/cover_3.png?itok=GUl1ygBP" alt="Booklet cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 16 Oct 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>WRI's new booklet, <em>Countering Military Recruitment: Learning the lessons of counter-recruitment campaigns internationally</em>, is out now. The booklet includes examples of campaigning against youth militarisation across different countries with the contribution of grassroot activists.</p> <p>You can order a <a href="https://wri-irg.org/en/product/books/countering-military-recruitment-learning-lessons-counter-recruitment-campaigns">paperback version here</a>.</p> <p>‘Countering the militarisation of youth’ is one of WRI’s major areas of work. In making this booklet, we set out to investigate one part of this activism: campaigns to counter the recruitment of young people by armed forces and armed groups.</p> <p>From ad-busting to nonviolence training, to promoting peace education and others, the contributions in the booklet provide many ideas for different tactics to counter the recruitment of young people. They also suggest that methods for resisting recruitment necessarily vary across different contexts.</p> <p>Given the diversity of these campaigns, the booklet is not so much a how-to-guide for counter-recruitment as an exploration of the issues in counter-recruitment. We hope it will be a useful starting point for groups wanting to begin this work, and thought-provoking for those already doing it.</p> <p>You can download <a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2019-10/countering_military_recruitment.pdf">a pdf copy here</a> or in the attachment below.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--upload--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--upload.html.twig * field--default--upload--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--upload.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--upload--story.html.twig * field--node--upload.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--upload.html.twig * field--file.html.twig x field.html.twig --> 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<div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41841&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="MMl3vDTJKEJMfYfS8seo1aviUJFzv9_-9A3yFtLh_V8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:57:39 +0000 cmoy 41841 at http://updates.wri-irg.org My declaration on my 18th birthday http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/my-declaration-my-18th-birthday <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41767.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41767" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-06/netiwit.jpg?itok=umym0_jn 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-06/netiwit.jpg?itok=cSw3WPsd 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-06/netiwit.jpg?itok=cSw3WPsd" alt="Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 14 Jun 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>I am a conscientious objector; this means I will not take part in conscription </strong><strong>or government required military service</strong><strong> in Thailand</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p>Military rule has dominated Thai society, not only now but also for a long time, and its power increases every year. However the Thai army is a joke for people around the world.</p> <p>I think it is very important for us, to know that in this time the Thai army have tried to increase their power and brainwash civilians. For example, they banned criticism on TV as reported in the media. They defamed the Thai academics and interrogate the student activists. They controlled the text books to promote nationalism and respect to the army. We know they want to make Thailand a military state. They have tried before and are trying again now.</p> <p>Do we want to manage this situation or do we want to bury our heads in the sand like the ostrich?  </p> <p>If you choose the first one then we should join together! This is the time for change.</p> <p>For me,</p> <p>We should protest against it and move Thailand or Siam towards democracy and Human Rights, shouldn’t we? We should support our young Thai people; support them in rejecting conscription.</p> <p>In our time conscription is obsolete. Many countries in the world have abolished conscription or have changed the system to voluntary military service. They have learned that the voluntary system is more efficient. And also it cultivates violence and follow the leader without thinking for themselves; it is a symbol of violence, unreasonable and anti-democratic.</p> <p>We also know many people don’t want to take part in conscription. They can join to The Service Training of Territorial Defence Course for 3 years. Some people, whose families have enough money, can pay under the table. However why can people not have the right to reject this out-of-date system? Why can we, who support peace and hate war and have the potential for helping society and humanity through non-violent actions, not reject conscription? Don’t forget we are citizens of the world. Non-violence can create a better society than wars, can’t it?</p> <p>These are my thoughts since I was 16 year old and now I am 18 years old.</p> <p>Although I am grounded in Buddhism, I cannot not say I am a Buddhist in a country which is full of violence and violates Human Rights. I should say I am a conscientious man. I want to declare my intention for a peaceful land, in a country that does not allow people to have freedom of speech.</p> <p>Everyone is a human being; I do not kill anyone. </p> <p>I will be a ‘conscientious objector’,</p> <p>I will not be a soldier in the Thai army or any violent army.</p> <p>All for Now,</p> <p>Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal</p> <p>A Thai student and also an ordinary world citizen.</p> <p>P.S. If you are interested, I want to persuade you to stop conscription in Thailand by becoming a conscientious objector. We want peace and democracy.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-author-information--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-author-information.html.twig * field--entity-reference-revisions.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraph' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * paragraph--authors-and-bios--bio-only.html.twig * paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * paragraph--bio-only.html.twig x paragraph.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_14 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-bio--bio-only.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio.html.twig * field--paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--field-bio.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="https://www.wri-irg.org/en/programmes/rrtk/conscientious-objector/2014/netiwit-chotiphatphaisal">Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal,</a> 22, is a conscientious objector from Thailand. This is Netiwit's declaration of conscientious objection on his 18th birthday, which was originally published on <a href="https://www.netiwit.com/en/">Netiwit's website</a>. Since his declaration, Netiwit has actively been campaigning for conscientious objection as an outspoken activist against Thai Junta. Netiwit is also a founder of Thailand Educational Revolution Alliance and Education for Liberation of Siam. Both groups campaign to reform the Thai education system. He is the elected student council president at Chulalongkorn University, where he is majoring in political science. Netiwit published and translated <a href="https://www.netiwit.com/en/books/">multiple books</a>.</p> <p>See an interview we made with him in 2016 <a href="https://vimeo.com/195479149">here</a>.</p> <p>See a speech by Netiwit, 'the student vs. the military', <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5xeVZYI9hs">here</a>.</p> <p>Follow him on social media <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Netiwitntw/">here</a>.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-countries--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-countries.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-countries--story.html.twig * field--node--field-countries.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-countries.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/189" hreflang="en">Thailand</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41767&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="vxH-UT0K01ncyE8YkYrD1Fhm5cxLIzRq2I4g7h9oxMU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:56:40 +0000 cmoy 41767 at http://updates.wri-irg.org WRI creating new resource on countering military recruitment http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/wri-creating-new-resource-countering-military-recruitment <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN 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1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-04/militaryschool-2.jpg?itok=kO2kmbNT" alt="A protest against military presence at schools" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 23 Apr 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">WRI’s programme Countering the Militarisation of Youth (CMoY) aims to spread information, inspiration and practical tips on challenging youth militarisation. One important aspect of this is countering the recruitment of young people by militaries. Today, across many countries where there is no more conscription, militaries are running more and more sophisticated strategies to reach out to young people and convince them to join their ranks. Meanwhile recruitment of young people by paramilitary and other armed groups continues to be an issue in many other contexts. In response, various grassroots groups are running campaigns to counter the recruitment efforts of militaries and armed groups. Affiliates of WRI have said it would be helpful to have more information on counter-recruitment campaigns, so we plan to make a short resource on this theme in the form of a booklet.</p> <h2 dir="ltr">Purpose of the resource</h2> <p dir="ltr">We hope that the booklet will provide ideas and practical guidance for groups running counter-recruitment initiatives, and groups who want to start doing this work. To fit with this, the resource will be a mostly practical guide to counter-recruitment. It will draw on WRI affiliates’ experiences of countering recruitment in different contexts and share this knowledge within the network. The booklet give an introduction to countering military recruitment, share case studies of various counter-recruitment initiatives from different regions, and analyse what we can take from these experiences.</p> <p dir="ltr">We plan to have a first version ready in time for WRI’s conference in Columbia in late July 2019 so the booklet can be handed out to delegates there. However, it might be developed beyond that point into a longer resource depending on WRI’s capacity and the demand.</p> <h2>Contribute to the resource</h2> <p dir="ltr">We invite anyone involved in efforts to counter military recruitment to contribute to the booklet by sharing your experiences with us. To discuss contributing please get in touch: email <a href="mailto:cmoy@wri-irg.org">cmoy@wri-irg.org</a> and <a href="mailto:charlotte@wri-irg.org">charlotte@wri-irg.org</a>.</p> <p>We welcome submissions of articles, but there are a variety of other ways to contribute so please do get in touch. If you do want to submit an article, please send it to us by early June 2019 and aim for between 500 and 1000 words.<br />  </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/433" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-theme--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-theme.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-theme--story.html.twig * field--node--field-theme.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-theme.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--comment--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--comment.html.twig * field--default--comment--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--comment.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig x field--node--comment--story.html.twig * field--node--comment.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41733&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="pwZO5ocQjpIFhZGjOoD-4OrQrsO5Nut9j0w573mErAg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/field/field--node--comment--story.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:49:08 +0000 cmoy 41733 at http://updates.wri-irg.org How to win friends through killing people http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/how-win-friends-through-killing-people <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41747.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41747" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-05/epson003.jpg?itok=7UoLAdQ5 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-05/epson003.jpg?itok=NTZIcTUS 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-05/epson003.jpg?itok=NTZIcTUS" alt=" A British Army recruitment leaflet for 16 and 17 year-olds with insert from reverse side. Photo: Emma Sangster" title=" A British Army recruitment leaflet for 16 and 17 year-olds with insert from reverse side. Photo: Emma Sangster" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"> A British Army recruitment leaflet for 16 and 17 year-olds with insert from reverse side. Photo: Emma Sangster</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 30 Apr 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><meta charset="utf-8" />In June this year, the UK will celebrate its annual <a href="https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/">Armed Forces Day</a>, a national day of celebration praising British troops and their role in the world. The chosen town for the focus point of national activity, with members of the royal family visiting, an enormous parade and a military themed family fun-fair, is the medieval and heavily militarised town of Salisbury. While the national event is always the biggest, smaller events take place across the whole of the UK.</p> <p>Beside being an obvious attempt to scale up the enthusiasm and support of the British public for the military and defence foreign policy, initiatives like Armed Forces Day also work to inspire children and teenagers in particular to pursue a career in the British military.</p> <p>Hence the ‘family fun’ nature of the day where funfair rides, arms company stalls and military vehicles and weapons are intermingled; soldiers run activities for kids who are encouraged to have a go at climbing on tanks and aiming machine guns.</p> <p dir="ltr">Indeed throughout the year, citizens across the country may walk in their local town or city centre and find a military presence with decommissioned weaponry and military vehicles for children to play on, while they give away recruitment literature on their stall. British pupils may find their school is visited by the military delivering a career presentation touting the benefits of life in the armed forces; should they wish to do so, they can leave school early and join military training at the age of 16.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then, when they get home from school or listen to the radio, children and teenagers - especially those from low income backgrounds - may be strategically targeted with sophisticated <a href="https://www.forceswatch.net/sites/default/files/Selling_the_Military_WEB.pdf">military recruitment advertising</a> on which around £27 million of public money is lavished every year.</p> <p> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'entity_embed_container' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> </p><div alt="Selling the Military report cover" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="narrow" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24233a04-f1a2-4923-8978-9a5594e23993" title="&quot;Selling the Military&quot;, a recent report by ForcesWartch and Medact on military recruitment marketing in the UK" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/selling_the_military_cover.jpg?itok=zRUIBAzB 230w, /sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_650x650/public/selling_the_military_cover.jpg?itok=4pvgpx4A 459w, /sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/selling_the_military_cover.jpg?itok=WiNVd0sr 826w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 325px, (min-width: 851px) 25vw, (min-width: 560px) 50vw, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/selling_the_military_cover.jpg?itok=zRUIBAzB" alt="Selling the Military report cover" title="&quot;Selling the Military&quot;, a recent report by ForcesWartch and Medact on military recruitment marketing in the UK" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /><!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --><!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/entity_embed/templates/entity-embed-container.html.twig' --> <p dir="ltr">These adverts emphasise self-development and positive prospects to young people who are facing precarious futures. They present the military as an incredible career path full of opportunities, support and a fun, inclusive working environment. They promise that young people will be ‘made’ in the military - they will become fit and healthy, they will be confident, powerful and respected. Moreover, they will make friends for life in an environment of camaraderie and bonding like no other.<br /> The dubious truthfulness of such claims is explored in a recent report called <a href="https://www.forceswatch.net/sites/default/files/Selling_the_Military_WEB.pdf">Selling the Military</a>, published by ForcesWatch, which monitors the UK military from an ethics and human rights perspective; and Medact, a UK-based public health charity.<br /> The report details the stark gap between recruitment marketing campaigns and lived reality for many recruits. It also critiques the eerily imperial feel to the British military’s pattern of selling self-development to recruits in the UK in the context of war and armed violence elsewhere in the world.</p> <p dir="ltr">While events like Armed Forces Day often glorify and normalise armed violence by presenting weaponry as fun, appealing and exciting, recruitment adverts cement this theme. Some adverts omit any scenes or references to armed violence and instead present the military as akin to an adventure holiday with activities like kayaking and swimming with dolphins. Others intersperse fast-paced scenes showing self-development though fitness and career progression, with live firing, weaponry and conflict scenes. One recent British Army advert even features a young teenager addicted to gaming, and promises that his gaming skills will be useful on the real-life battlefield; no longer will he be stuck inside, antisocial and worrying his parents - but he will be valued and useful for the projection of British armed force.</p> <p dir="ltr">Academics Paul Higate and Nivi Manchanda wrote in the report: ‘The centring of ‘making’ people in these advertisements cleverly conceals the ultimate destruction of lives central to the use of military violence.’</p> <p>In a context where a <a href="https://www.forceswatch.net/resources/warrior-nation">militarisation offensive</a> has been working to shape the British public’s relationship with the military, military marketing also works to promote and normalise the armed forces within society more generally. This launch of the British Army’s new recruitment campaign in January 2019 was in a way designed to cause maximum public debate.</p> <p dir="ltr">The report presents a new framework for assessing military marketing in the light of recent understanding of the risks associated with military service for adolescent recruits; and the need for regulation around marketing products towards young people when risks are involved.</p> <p dir="ltr">We hope this will take forward debate about military marketing with more protection of young people as a result.</p> <p dir="ltr">Young people in Britain face an increasingly precarious future, and xenophobia is on the rise; it is vital that we encourage critical debate about any attempts to normalise armed violence and present the destruction of human lives as a platform for the ‘self-development’ of British young people.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-author-information--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-author-information.html.twig * field--entity-reference-revisions.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraph' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * paragraph--authors-and-bios--bio-only.html.twig * paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * paragraph--bio-only.html.twig x paragraph.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_12 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-bio--bio-only.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio.html.twig * field--paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--field-bio.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Rhianna Louise, <em><a href="https://www.forceswatch.net/">ForcesWatch</a>. </em></p> <p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * 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</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:33:37 +0000 cmoy 41747 at http://updates.wri-irg.org Czech military marketing starts in schools http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/czech-military-marketing-starts-schools <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41740.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41740" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 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'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption"></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 24 Apr 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Czech ministry of interior publishes a report about extremist groups four times a year. With regard to militia activities, the ministry claims that they recently decreased. As main reasons, the ministry indicates <em>“personal animosity, power disputes and disagreement about the direction of the organization. Several recruits were suspected of being part of a militia for business reasons, rather than patriotism and state defence.”</em></p> <p>The disunity of Czech militias turned up as a real problem. The ministry monitors two most significant militia groups – Českoslovenští vojáci v záloze za mír (<i>Czechoslovak Armed Reserves for Peace</i><em> – VSquare)</em> and Národní domobrana (<em>National Militia – VSquare</em>). </p> <p>Their activity does not differ from the other groups in Visegrad countries. According to the ministry report, both militia groups have direct links to separatist groups in Ukraine, there is a connection and links to members of political parties, some of the groups are only represented by pensioners. Often they are only virtual, and some members welcome Russian bikers form the Night Wolves on their journey from Moscow to Berlin.</p> <p>However, the strength of Czech militia groups is not as significant as in other Central European countries. At the beginning of 2018, Národní domobrana split up because of internal disputes. Several members created a new militia –  Zemská domobrana. It has only a few members, but since its formation it has followed the direction of Slovenskí Branci. </p> <p>Zemská domobrana has changed its rhetoric and it is now trying to limit public speeches and strengthen patrol activities, the 2018 report says. The biggest change happened with respect to education activities for young people and children. They started to promote national defense education. <i>“Some of the militia groups are based on xenophobia and racism, and they contradict the foreign policy of the Czech Republic. In this case, teaching of national defense education by such groups can be regarded as a significant security risk,” </i> the ministry said in a report of August 2018. </p> <h3><b>Modern military marketing </b></h3> <p>The goal of the Czech ministry of defense is to have 30,000 soldiers in the Czech Army by 2026. The idea of becoming a soldier is less and less popular with young people, and until recently the ministry tried to attract young men by high pay, which still did not seem enough.</p> <p>The ministry understood that it needed a different strategy. In 2012, a new bill on defense education in schools was passed. In practice, it meant that schools had to start teaching defense education to children, which caused many problems. The ministry of Defence created an organization called POKOS (<em>Příprava občanů k obraně státu – VSquare translation: Preparation of Citizens to Defend the State)</em>. POKOS became the sole organization to implement the practical part of defense education, which is normally provided by the Czech Army.</p> <p>The work of POKOS has been criticized by NGOs dedicated to gun control issues. As the main problem, critics see that the ministry did not provide any alternative way of teaching defense education. Especially at the beginning, there were problems with explaining the controversial topics to young children. Children were naturally attracted to gun presentations, and the spreading of positive attitudes towards guns was highly criticized by Hanka Zoor Svačinková from NGO Nesehnutí: “<i>I have seen a lecture by POKOS where the speakers were soldiers who made a presentation about the army. They gave their opinions for facts. They put guns into children’s hands. To me, it looks like a recruitment technique.” </i></p> <p>When the bill on defense education in schools was passed in 2012, František Šulc was the chief advisor to the Czech minister of defense and POKOS presentations in schools seemed absolutely appropriate to him: “<i>Guns are part of our society. I think it is better to show children guns under supervision. If we deny the existence of guns, they will not disappear.”</i> Although he does see a lot of bureaucracy behind the project, he believes defense education can be very useful.</p> <p>He also admits that the Czech Army is using school presentations as a recruitment technique: “<i>Recruitment is one of the crucial abilities of an army. I think this is one way to do it, because if children have enough information, they can easily become soldiers. The labour market situation will be more difficult and the army needs to do marketing, just as other industries are doing.”</i></p> <p>VSquare met a soldier of the Czech Army who had been an interpreter for a few POKOS presentations. From his point of view, everything was according to the rules of the Czech Army, regarding gun handling. </p> <p><i>“Every soldier knows that aiming at a person (even with an unloaded gun) is forbidden. All soldiers know this rule by heart. If children did it, it is a failure of the soldier who was next to the child. We (soldiers – VSquare note) all know it is not ethical.  Of course, we showed the guns to children, but nothing could happen. We did not even have munitions with us,” </i>explained the Czech Army soldier John <em>(the name was changed because of security reasons – VSquare)</em>. </p> <p>From John’s experience, children really like the presentations by POKOS and he was able to explain any aspect that might seem problematic or controversial for children. He mentioned he had spent a long time preparing himself on how to talk to children and also his superior and a teacher were present at his presentation. </p> <p><i>“Children really liked our presentations. They got super excited. I think it is good for children and it cannot harm them to know eg. how to provide first aid. Moreover, they also know the army exists and actually does something.”</i></p> <h3><b>Country of violent individuals</b></h3> <p>John has worked as a soldier for six years and he has never felt he was forced to be a patriot. He admits that soldiers are patriots by nature, but he has never seen anything extreme: <i>“I have not seen any extremist behavior in the army. I think the Czech Army is very professional and soldiers can separate personal life from their profession. I know people who have Czech nationalist tattoos of an eagle, but there are very few of them. Anyway, all of us need to go through very difficult psychological tests and if somebody is a little more aggressive, he would never manage to become a soldier.” </i></p> <p>When our discussion switched to paramilitary groups, he was surprised: <i>“I have not heard of such groups at all. They have not told us at all. I only know guys who play airsoft in the woods.”</i></p> <p>František Šulc, former advisor to the ministry of defense, also agrees that there are few extreme deviants in the army. And if there are any, the army surely knows about them. He also mentioned personality screening and that he does not believe such an extremist could pass it. </p> <p><i>“If you look at the history, it has never had a tradition here in the Czech Republic. It never became a mainstream that could change the mindset of the country. We can not deny that these people are in the army. But it is important that we keep them under control. It is hard to do more,” </i>Mr. Šulc said.</p> <p>The absence of big and important paramilitary groups in the Czech Republic has several reasons, according to a Czech political expert Petr Kupka: <i>“First, the police have enough capabilities to expose them quickly. Second, establishing such an organization is very risky today. In the past, the founders ended up in jail for similar attempts. Thirdly, the tradition of paramilitary organizations is at a different level in the Czech Republic than in Poland. Rather, I see a problem in demonstrations. The anti-migration crisis caused several demonstrations and there was no need for a militant organization starting them. There were politicians using their symbolic power, such as president Miloš Zeman or ethnic entrepreneurs, such as Tomio Okamura, using their economic sources to trigger anti-immigrant tendencies. However, they were predominantly non-violent.”</i></p> <p>Although the Czech Republic has no similar paramilitary groups to Slovakia, there are a few politicians whose agenda is anti-migration or racist. President Miloš Zeman is well-known by his quotes, just as a Czech-Japanese far-right politician Tomio Okamura, the leader of the party<i> Freedom and Direct Democracy</i>. Recent polls say Okamura has an electorate of about 4%, but his support changes a lot with public moods. Although he is trying to sell “xenophobia” as his main agenda, he is not able to reach the bigger public. The explanation could be simpler than it seems. </p> <p>“I believe that organized political violence would not be supported in the Czech Republic. When we look at the aesthetics of paramilitarism, which includes a certain degree of exclusivity, the overuse of the symbols of unity and marching in uniforms, I do not think that such an organization has any significant support in the Czech Republic, as there is in Slovakia,” Petr Kupka explains the reason why paramilitary groups are not so important in the Czech Republic. </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-author-information--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * 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--> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-bio--bio-only.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio.html.twig * field--paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--field-bio.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Eva Kubaniova, <em><a href="https://vsquare.org/">vsquare.org</a>. </em></p> <p><em>This article was first published by <a href="https://vsquare.org/czechs-and-militarization-ethical-approach/">vsquare.org</a> on 21 January 2019. </em></p> <p><em>This article is part of a research supported by the IJ4EU grant. The IJ4EU fund is not responsible for the content and any use made out of it</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> 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12:45:50 +0000 cmoy 41740 at http://updates.wri-irg.org PEACE: Education for Young Children (and their families and teachers) http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/peace-education-young-children-and-their-families-and-teachers <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41732.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41732" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 16 Apr 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In the Summer of 1979, after hearing of a mock nuclear bomb test was scheduled on Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA, two preschool teachers entered the base. Once inside they went to the base child care center and passed out flyers to teachers and parents giving information on the effects of nuclear war on children. The teachers and parents were shocked and alarmed about the mock test but had been so busy trying to keep their own classrooms safe they were completely unaware of the test.</p> <p>Peggy Schirmer, one of the activist teachers, who had been a member of the Communist Party USA in the 1950s was the Director of a child care center at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With her connections in the early childhood community she decided to form a nationwide organization of teachers, family center providers, kindergarten teachers, and early childhood professionals called Concerned Educators Allied for Safe Environment (CEASE). It was during the era of the nuclear weapons freeze campaign and UN Conference on World Disarmament and the 1982 March for Disarmament in New York. She saw the potential of early childhood educators to become a force against violence and war. She began speaking talking and quietly organizing teachers around the country.</p> <p>Peggy died in 2004 and CEASE became PEACE (Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere) in 2014 to focus on Peace Education for young children. For 39 years we have been encouraging activism in the curriculum, in the schools, in the community, around the country. We present ideas on how to teach empathy with babies, how to garden with preschoolers, how to teach anti-racism and anti-bias with Kindergarteners. We encourage parents to become activists at home, in the schools and in the big world. We used social media to share ideas from a wide variety of sources. We have joined the War Toys Campaign from War Resisters League, we have designed a curriculum with the help of native experts for all children on the Wampanoag Indigenous tribe on respect and cultural sensitivity. We have trained teachers on how to teach about nuclear war. We have supported the growth of Peace Camps, which are run by teen leaders for young children to learn about nonviolence and conflict resolution skills. We write about helping young children learn how to work cooperatively and be aware of the environment.</p> <p>We have demonstrated in Washington DC around the War budget with so little of the budget supporting children and families. We have advocated for and supported the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood and TRUCE, Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment. We have advocated for children’s issues in our state and nationally and keep our members informed about latest legislation pending.</p> <p>We have done this while keeping our own classrooms organized. Most teachers are overworked and underpaid but have a commitment to children. That is our form of resistance. We hope to develop the next generation of peace activism. We haven’t changed the world—yet! We now look internationally for help, ideas and solidarity. We are now an Associate member of War Resisters International and hope to be part of an ever growing peace education and resistance network.</p> <p>For more information- <a href="http://www.peaceeducators.org">www.peaceeducators.org</a> ; email- <a href="mailto:infor@peraceeducators.org">infor@peraceeducators.org</a> and our Peace Educators Facebook page.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-author-information--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-author-information.html.twig * field--entity-reference-revisions.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraph' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * paragraph--authors-and-bios--bio-only.html.twig * paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * paragraph--bio-only.html.twig x paragraph.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_08 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-bio--bio-only.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio.html.twig * field--paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--field-bio.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Craig Simpson - PEACE </p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; 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The Crawling Militarisation of Youth http://updates.wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/whats-going-croatia-crawling-militarisation-youth <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_entity_view' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-entity-view.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'ds_1col' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * ds-1col--node--41726.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node-story.html.twig * ds-1col--node-rss.html.twig * ds-1col--node.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig x ds-1col.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-1col.html.twig' --> <div data-history-node-id="41726" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-image--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-image.html.twig * field--expert--field-image--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-image.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-image--story.html.twig * field--node--field-image.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'responsive_image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-04/hrvatska_vojska_odlucnim_korakom_stupa.jpg?itok=TOvGUHT3 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-04/hrvatska_vojska_odlucnim_korakom_stupa.jpg?itok=XVXZ1U1O 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-04/hrvatska_vojska_odlucnim_korakom_stupa.jpg?itok=XVXZ1U1O" alt="A military parade in Croatia" title="A military parade in Croatia. Photo: Wikipedia" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/system/image.html.twig' --> </picture> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/modules/responsive_image/templates/responsive-image-formatter.html.twig' --> <div class="caption">A military parade in Croatia. Photo: Wikipedia</div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node-post-date---custom.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--node-post-date.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date--story.html.twig * field--node--node-post-date.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--node-post-date.html.twig * field--ds.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <time > 03 Apr 2019</time> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--body--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--body--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--body.html.twig * field--default--body--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--body.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--body--story.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In April 2018, a group of 25 children participated in a bootcamp in Koprivnicko-krizevacka County, a training event organised by a local airsoft team (Airsoft is a team sport where opponents shoot each other with pellets from replica weapons). The training included a mix of orientation in nature, first aid skills and something called "homeland education". Children were photographed giving salutes and holding guns. The whole event was supported by representatives of the local government who praised the educational value of such activities. A year prior to this event in Pakrac, a town that was divided during the war into Serb and Croatian parts, the local primary school drama group staged a play about wartime events in the town of Pakrac in 1992. Children in military uniforms and Croatian checkerboards wrapped around their heads, and carried museum rifles, staged killings, refugee crises and other wartime events, all framed in the narrative of the heroic "Homeland War" in Pakrac.</p> <p>These events may seem like harmless incidents; however, placed in the context of Croatian society, they are more likely to represent manifestations of the growing militarisation of Croatian society, and the heroic narrative that holds a monopoly on "the truth" regarding the so-called "Homeland War"<a href="#sdfootnote1sym" name="sdfootnote1anc" id="sdfootnote1anc">1</a> in Croatia.</p> <p>Let's begin with the militarization. If you find yourself browsing the tv channels of the Croatian public broadcaster (HRT), you will begin to wonder about your own security. Images of armed men in the media are omnipresent. Some of the footage is real, from the 1990's war while others are from military trainings, military parades, as well as discussions on the arms trade, security and "hybrid wars". In addition to the conservative turn of the public broadcaster (influenced by political elites), the reason for this lays also in the active campaigning of the current Defense Minister of Croatia, Mr. Krsticevic. The minister, when taking the office, decided to end trends set by a line of his prodecessors which included professionalization and a low media presence of the military. Instead, his strategy has been to make the military as visible and present in every day life as possible, or, in his own terms “bring it back to the people“.</p> <h2>What are the consequences of this strategy for the militarization of youth?</h2> <p>Compulsory military service was abandoned in Croatia more than ten years ago, partly because more conscripts have called for conscientious objection instead of military training. Since 2008, young men are no longer required to serve in the military, but have the option of volunteering for a military training within Croatian Armed Forces. However, in 2017, the Defense Minister announced in multiple media appearances the possibility of reinstating compulsory military service. This resulted in harsh criticism from civil society. The Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) office received numerous calls from young men and their parents wanting to be informed about their rights as conscientious objectors to military service. The topic, however, was not abandoned by the Minister. Instead, he kept checking the state of public opinion by first suggesting obligatory military service, then a shorter obligatory military draft, etc. These events, combined with the rise of conservatism, re-traditionalism and securitisation of the society led to the formation of an informal coalition of NGOs and individuals - called "NO to the military draft“ - led by CPS.</p> <p>However, at the end of March 2018, the Minister's campaign ended with changes to the Law on Defense, which allowed an ambigious authority to the Ministry to recruit young men into military training with the aim of the "development of a security culture among citizens". How this new formulation will be interpreted and impletemented remains unclear.</p> <p>How are these processes connected with the story from the beginning of the article? The Minister of Defence is not alone in his attempts to rebuild the authority and importance of the military in society. The problem is that, 23 years after the war, the discourse of ongoing threats to the homeland security is still promoted among the public. This discourse relies on the war traumas of the past. To build a counter-narrative to the idea of armed forces as the guarantee for peace is extremely difficult because of the so-called "truth about the Homeland War", a phrase that puts an end to many public debates in Croatian politics and public spaces.</p> <p>One of the self-appointed guardians of "the truth" on the Homeland War is the Croatian Generals Assembly, an NGO composed of controversial army generals and war veterans who have gained a lot of attention in the past years as extreme right-wing opinion makers. The organization was promoted into the political mainstream by the former Prime Minister Oreskovic, as well as the current Prime Minister Plenkovic who held meetings with them. They are also promoted by the Mayor of Croatia's capital Zagreb, Mr. Bandic, who received an honorable membership in their organization. Two years ago, the organization started to receive funding from the Ministry of Croatian Veterans to conduct a series of seminars for history teachers on the topic of "the Homeland War". Each seminar lasts two days and hosts around a hundred teachers. In addition to the public funding they received for spreading the "truth about the Homeland War", the Generals have also imposed themeselves as opinion makers on topics of general political interest such as school/education curricula reform. A debate around the curricular reform process would be a long and complicated one, but it is important to know that the reform process was blocked by the conservative government. The government ignored a wide public support for the reform -which was evidenced by the biggest protests in Croatia in the past decade and put the reform into the hands of seemingly neutral, technocratic experts from the ruling party's coalition partners. However, the Minister of Education has shown little political integrity and will to carry out this process, while being more willing to discuss elements of the reform with some retired army generals. For instance, even though the curriculum for the history classes was reviewed by independent experts, conservative opinion makers, including the Croation Generals Assembly, constantly criticized it and presented their views as having greater authority and relevance for the history classes than the actual experts.</p> <p>The idea that Croatian youth will be prepared for life through military training echoes the rationale that associates skills for orientation in nature with carrying arms in bootcamps. Likewise, the story about the primary school re-creation of wartime experiences in Pakrac echoes the destructive effects of the current political climate. Pakrac is one of the towns most affected by the War in Croatia. The town was brutally divided into Croatian and Serbian sides with families torn apart and communication lines broken. The origins of the Centre for Peace Studies dates back to wartime Pakrac, where our founders served as volunteers rebuilding both the infrastructure, as well as the social ties in the city. Staging of war atrocities in school play can hardly be pedagogically justified if it wasn't for the monopolization of the narrative about the "truth about the homeland war". This narrative leaves these issues out of the discussion. In other words, if something is classified as truth, there is nothing to discuss, not even the methods of promoting it. This is the narrative that justifies the Defence Minister's actions, as well as the actions of the teachers in Pakrac and the bootcamp trainers in Koprivnicko-krizevacka.</p> <p>This idea makes it plausible for a group of Generals to teach "history" to history teachers, based not on knowledge, but the "roles they played in the Homeland War". Especially worrying is the presence of war veterans in schools, giving lectures and sometimes graphic presentations of the Homeland War to children and young people. Such events are organized by war veterans organisations that, due to their agreements with headmasters, present the "truth" about Homeland War to primary school students. Their personal views and opinions are also presented there and those lectures do not go through the expert review of the Ministry of Education, nor are those presenters pedagogicaly trained. The lack of information on the Homeland War in our formal history curriculum, combined with the presentations of war by war protgonists, poses the threat that young generations will not be able to critically reflect on wartime events, but instead adopt the "hero" narrative.</p> <h2>What are we trying to do about it?</h2> <p>The Centre for Peace Studies has been a vocal promoter of conscientious objection, establishing an informal platform and preparing manuals for conscientious objection. Also, we have been advocating for increased investment in civil protection systems as a means of building the resiliance of communities as opposed to investments in the military. Apart from the advocacy work and public campaigning, CPS invests a lot in education. For the twentieth year in a row, we have completed our two semestoral Peace Studies program that offers opportunities to activists, civil society organisation employees and other citizens to get familiar with the legacies of the antiwar movement and peacebuilding process in Croatia. The program last for two semesters and offers the opportunity to analyse current threats to a sustainable peace in Croatia such as economic injustice, racism and xenophobia, securitisation and clericalisation, and to become familiar with and test the methods of nonviolent action against these trends. In addition, we organize peace education for youth activists, human rights schools for students, capacitiy building for local community actors, and do a lot of seminars for teachers.</p> <p>As a part of the GOOD Initiative<sup><a href="#sdfootnote2sym" name="sdfootnote2anc" id="sdfootnote2anc"><sup>2</sup></a></sup> we have been campaining and advocating for quality implementation of citizenship education at all educational levels. As support for citizenship education was lacking on the national level, we have focused on building pockets of resistance at the local and county levels. In the past year, several municipalities have decided to begin integrating citizenship education into their school curriculum, with CPS (together with partners from the GOOD Initiative) providing trainings for teachers. These trainings included human rights education, education for democracy, media literacy etc. We are using these local examples as advocacy tools hoping to build greater support for civic education on the national level as well as among schools and parents. This is extremely important at the moment when homeland education is seen as a plausible alternative to human rights and democratic citizenship education.</p> <p><sub><a href="#sdfootnote1anc" name="sdfootnote1sym" id="sdfootnote1sym">1</a> In the burst of the political and economic break-up of Yugoslavia, war emerged, most violently in Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina, later in Kosovo. In 1991 armed conflict emerged in Croatia between the Yugoslav Peoples Army and supporting paramilitary groups, and the Croatian National Guard supported by paramilitary groups. By the time it has ended</sub><sub> in 1995, casualties were counted in thousands and refugees and displaced people in hundreds of thousands. Unlike the majority of foreign media and historians who use expressions Conflict in Yugoslavia or Serbo-Croatian War, the expression „Homeland War“ (or alternatively War for Independence or Greater-Serbian Aggression) is used in Croatia. The name used is one of the symbolic representations of an important place the war holds in </sub><sub>collective</sub><sub> memory, marking it as ground zero for the interpretation of countries history, both before and after the war.</sub></p> <p><sub><a href="#sdfootnote2anc" name="sdfootnote2sym" id="sdfootnote2sym">2</a> Initiative for </sub><sub>systematic</sub><sub> and quality introduction of civic education in schools</sub></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-author-information--rss.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--node--story.html.twig * field--default--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--default--story.html.twig * field--default--field-author-information.html.twig * field--default.html.twig * field--theme-ds-field-default.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information--story.html.twig * field--node--field-author-information.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-author-information.html.twig * field--entity-reference-revisions.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'paragraph' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * paragraph--authors-and-bios--bio-only.html.twig * paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * paragraph--bio-only.html.twig x paragraph.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_07 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-bio--bio-only.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--paragraph--field-bio.html.twig * field--paragraph--authors-and-bios.html.twig * field--field-bio.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Jasna Račić and Lovorka Bačić, <em><a href="https://www.cms.hr/">Centre for Peace Studies</a> </em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/wri_main/templates/paragraphs/paragraph.html.twig' --> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--field-programmes-projects--rss.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--story.html.twig * field--expert--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--expert--story.html.twig * field--expert--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--expert.html.twig * field--ds-field-expert.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects--story.html.twig * field--node--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--node--story.html.twig * field--field-programmes-projects.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'modules/contrib/ds/templates/ds-field-expert.html.twig' --> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; 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