Pittsburgh activists are planning to hold a regional counter-recruiting conference April 7-9.
“Our hope is to attract a wide range of folks from communities working against or concerned about military recruitment and excited about the potential of CR efforts to help put an end to our nation’s endless wars,” says the Pittsburgh Organzing Group (POG), which is convening the conference. “We hope to increase collaboration between groups and individuals working on CR, share skills and get to know each other better.”
POG was formed in 2002 to oppose the Iraq War. It garnered national attention on August 20 of last year when a demonstration outside a local military recruiting station resulted in six arrests and saw the police use tasers and snarling dogs against protesters. || Nov. 18