Notes on Counter Militarism

Young Canadian Quakers on war & recruitment

Militarism in our schools

The first working group I attended was dealing with the issue of militarism within our education. It can be seen taking shape through the laws in place and the cultural … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Militainment: insidious influences in media and games

Workshop on Militainment (military and entertainment) with Michael Schutz von Glaßer Michael, an author on militarism, entertainment and media — and part of the WRI team — began the workshop with … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Importance of Establishing Understanding before Resisting

The second workshop I attended was one on Queer resistance. This workshop had the potential of being really meaningful as queer resistance has a rich history of challenging the dominant … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Queer Military? I don’t think so!

The idea of tolerance and acceptance was discussed in the first workshop to tackle the issue of militarism in regard to gender and queers. In many countries there is a … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Impressions on WRI Conference

This conference left me with a renewed energy to take on some of the injustices that the world has provided us. I feel an enriching sense of solidarity which will … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

From Militarism to Resistance

Saturday’s morning presentations provided deeper insight into the surprisingly heavy involvement of the military in everyday life in many countries, and into the resistance movements that are continuously pushing the … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thanks for the comments! Here are a few brief responses

Thanks to the readers who responded to the last post! I’ll write a few remarks in response to the comments before I post a report on Saturday’s plenary session. It … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment