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  • Sunday, February 27, 2005

    Military recruiters face resistance from young anti war activists

    From Amsterdam News: Calling all soldiers: Military recruiters face resistance from young anti-war activists

    Wise, who was in the infantry, didn't want to go to war when he was drafted. His father offered to help send him to Canada. ''I took the easy way out by reporting for duty,'' he said. ''It takes a braver person. I let it happen to me? I didn't have a plan. I gave up control.'' He warned the students: ''Please have a plan. Don't let others make plans for you.'' The YaYas, staffed almost entirely by high school students of color, work to make sure young people avoid falling into military service because it seems like the only option for advancement.
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