We Shut Down the Military Recruiting Stations
Yesterday, approximately fifty people including students from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) along with members of Occupy Wall Street, Veterans For Peace, War Resisters League and World Can't Wait shut down three military recruiting stations that are situated within one block from BMCC and Stuyvesant High School on Chambers St. in Manhattan. Students and others gathered outside the gates of BMCC on Wednesday morning demanding “Stop the Wars, Stop the Recruiters!”
World Can't Wait has been protesting outside the recruiting offices and doing outreach at the colleges up the block every Wednesday from noon – 1pm as part of the We Are Not Your Soldiers project.
I am a student at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Every day when I get off the train, I walk one block to get to my classes. On that one block alone, I pass two military recruiting centers. There are four centers within a two-block radius of BMCC and Stuyvesant High School.
The movement has volunteers at both BMCC and Stuyvesant HS, passing out flyers and promoting the message of “NOT join the military and DO join the movement to stop the recruiters and the wars.” If you want to get involved, we meet every Wednesday in front of BMCC, there’s always some awesome activity to be a part of. This affects us now. This affects our children. World Can’t Wait.
Occupy Military Recruiters protests can be put together with only a few people to start with - all it takes is the courage to tell the truth and a few friends. Professors, teachers, students, and parents who wish to have the “We Are Not Your Soldiers” tour visit their class can contact wearenotyoursoldiers@