Issue #78: Eye on Counter-Recruiting

Link to PDF of the issue:
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58821.html

An Army of None: Counter-recruiters Chip Away at Military Marketing Machine
By John Tarleton
“It’s about getting people to see that recruiters are predators who don’t belong in our schools."
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58914.html

FEMA FLUBS INDIAN POINT PLAN: Fed's Nuke Disaster Plan: More Toll Booth Operators on I-87
By ALEX MATTHIESSEN
FEMA's colossal planning failures should prompt a re-examination of Indian Point.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58878.html

BLOOMIE'S SUBWAY HOAX
By STEVEN WISHNIA
How likely is it that the great subway-bomb scare of Oct. 6 was orchestrated by Mayor Bloomberg?
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58879.html

NO RETURN: New Orleans' Poor Not Welcome by Bill Quigley
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58881.html

The G-String / SCHTUP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
By AMY WOLF
Premarital sex didn’t make the short list of sins, at least not in the prayer books at Kolot Chayeinu, a progressive Park Slope congregation.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58925.html

Eyes Wide Open
By SUSAN CHENELLE
The most affecting memorials are often the simplest.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58924.html

McCarthy Mania: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
By CHRIS ANDERSON
Good Night, and Good Luck invokes a time in which Sen. Joseph McCarthy bullied citizens into silence
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58923.html

Thug Life
By NICHOLAS POWERS
“Can I hit it raw?”
“If it’s a boy let’s name him William Bennett.”
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58922.html

IRAQ’S OILY REFERENDUM
By A.K. GUPTA
With the passage of its constitution Iraq is a ground zero for a civil war.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58921.html

HARRIET MIERS: Pit Bull or Lap Dog?
By ANN SCHNEIDER
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58920.html

“No Way, We Won’t Pay”
By ERIN THOMPSON
“I intentionally lived on the edge of poverty to avoid paying for the war machine.”
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58919.html

Runaway Global Warming: Thresholds, Switches, Amplifiers and Chaos
By MIKE DAVIS
The genesis of consecutive category five hurricanes is an unprecedented & troubling occurrence.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58918.html

What is ASVAB?
By John Tarleton
“Your ASVAB program is the seed from which the best leads will come,”
notes
an Army recruiting manual.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58917.html

Protest 101
By John Tarleton
“Once working-class students start protesting, then state cops in riot
gear
get called in.”
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58916.html

Bound for Glory
By John Tarleton
Drill Sergeant mentors struggling high school football team.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58915.html

Palestinian Passion Play: PARADISE NOW
By DIANE MASON
Paradise Now is a passion play about two Palestinian friends who are prepared to carry out bombings.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58926.html

Nobel Committee Decides ElBaradei’s the Bomb
By DONALD PANETH
2005 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Mohamed ElBaradei.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58927.html

Merkel: Blame it on the Immigrants
By C.R. LEOPOLD
Angela Merkel’s rise to the chancellorship of Germany is a triumph more symbolic than real.
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/58928.html

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