"Operation No Recruits": concerned women in support of youth
What: Day of counter-recruitment street theater, singing and
distributing informational flyers. This day of action is aimed at
deterring young people from entering the popular recruiting station as
well as educating passersby about the lies military recruiters are
currently using to coerce young people to sign up before sending them
off to Iraq. The concerned women of New York have had enough and will
be "blowing the whistle" to separate young people from the lies of
Visuals: GREAT PHOTO OPPS! "Pink Police," signs with the messages like
"No More Lives for War," and fliers with the "10 Lies Military
Recruiters Tell You."
Who: CODEPINK* NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Raging Grannies* & others
When: Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Where: Military Island, Times Square, West 43rd between 7th &
*CODEPINK was most recently seen in action this week at the Petraeus
hearings in Washington, D.C.
**The Raging Grannies, a radical, singing, granny-aged activist troupe
will sing at 1:30 p.m.
CODEPINK WOMEN FOR PEACE & The Granny Peace Brigade will be at the
Armed Forces Recruiting Center for a day of street theater, singing
and fliering at Military Island in Times Square. Pink Peace Officers
will be on hand outside the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Times
Square for a day of "truth in recruiting" actions as part of weeklong
OPERATION NO RECRUITS sponsored by the War Resisters League and a
coalition of NYC based peace groups.
"To meet their quotas, recruiters are forced to sell lies to young
people because they need them as cannon fodder in Iraq. Lying to kids
who are looking for a future and sending them to Iraq to kill or be
killed is a crime," says CODEPINK NYC coordinator Nancy Kricorian.