Countering the Militarisation of Youth Programme (CMoY) at WRI is launching the first issue of its new periodical which will specifically focus on the issues surrounding youth militarisation. In the CMoY bulletin, you'll find articles addressing...
"In Europe, and to some degree on a global level, there are presently two trends which both contribute to an increased militarisation of youth. The first is the end (or, more exactly, the suspension) of conscription in most European countries. The second is an increasing “normalisation of war” stemming from the 'war on terror and the use of military force as a means of politics. Both trends reinforce each other in strengthening the militarisation of youth from an early age- something we are committed to working against.”
The project, which includes an international meeting in Germany, and a post-conference publication, hopes to bringing together activists from all over the world.
Daniel Bos was awarded ESRC +3 funding in 2011 to research the popular geopolitics of military video games. The research will specifically focus on the geopolitical and militaristic significance of commercial first-person shooter video games, such as ‘Call of Duty’. Furthermore, the project will use multiple, innovative methods to investigate players’ engagements with the games.
The research will contribute to current academic discussions by:
World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to fully end the institution of war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We’re officially launching on September 21, 2014, the International Day of Peace in the centennial of the war to end all wars. We believe the time as come to use peace to end all wars.
What is militarism and why is the Global Fund for Women investing in an anti-militarism initiative? Militarism is a complex interweaving of beliefs and assumptions that promotes a culture of fear, asserting that the world is a dangerous place and that armed force is the best way to resolve conflicts.
Through articles, images, survey data and interviews, Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It documents the seeds of war that are planted in the minds of young people in many different countries. However, it also explores the seeds of resistance to this militarisation that are being sown resiliently and creatively by numerous people. READ MORE