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No Casting for War !

No Civilians on the Battlefield!

Speach at the action in Frankfurt/M.

(28.02.2010) Right now, your hotel is playing host to a casting show for war. Optronic Ltd, a German corporation, is recruiting civilians who are to play a part in the U.S. Army’s military training.

On German territory, U.S. troops are training for war in Afghanistan. During their training, they use their civilian recruitees as live targets, shooting at them with blank cartridges. The victims are to respond in a realistic fashion, to “play dead” after being shot at.

Honduras: Resistance against reform of military service

(03.09.2009) After the military coup in Honduras in June 2009, resistance is growing in the country to what is seen as a reintroduction of conscription, which had been abolished by a constitutional amendment in 1994. Already in July 2009, human rights activists accused the Honduran military to forcefully recruit for the Armed Forces.