Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 18, 2005

No Child Left Unrecruited: Rep. Jim McDermott Seeks to Protect Students From Military Recruiters

We speak with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) who is backing a bill that would make it easier for parents to block military recruiters from gaining access to their high school-aged children. The bill seeks to amend a provision of the No Child Left Behind Act that requires school districts to provide the Pentagon the names, addresses and phone numbers of every student in the school.


Campus Resistance: Students Stage Counter-Recruitment Protests Across the Country

Students around the country have launched a national week of campus resistance to mark the second anniversary of the Iraq invasion and high profile counter-recruitment protests are being staged at university campuses around the country. We speak with a former marine and recruiter’s assistant who is now speaking out against the military and two people arrested during a protest against military recruiters on university campus.


Over 725 Protests Planned to Mark Second Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

More than 725 anti-war protests and events are scheduled across the country on March 19th to mark the second anniversary of the invasion Iraq. We hear from organizers around the country who describe what is happening in their communities.

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