This video from the USA is called Iraq Moratorium VI: Harlem Counter-Recruitment Action.
From British daily The Guardian:
The Ministry of Defence has been accused of supplying “misleading propaganda” to schools and attempting to recruit pupils into the army.
The children’s secretary, Ed Balls, has written to officials in the MoD asking them to investigate teachers’ claims that their worksheets for 16- to 18-year-olds provide a one-sided view on the war in Iraq.
The National Union of Teachers said the MoD was “unethically” targeting recruitment materials at schools in disadvantaged areas.
Steve Sinnott, the union’s general secretary, said: “It is propaganda, it does not present a balanced position.
One worksheet supplied by the MoD and designed by a private marketing company, Kids Connections, describes the UK force’s efforts in Iraq as mainly targeted at “helping the Iraqis to rebuild their country after the conflict and years of neglect”.
It describes the work the armed forces have done in security and reconstruction, and notes the 2005 democratic elections. But union officials said it failed to mention the US-led invasion, Iraqi civilian deaths and the fact that no weapons of mass destruction were ever found.
The NUT will debate the issue at its annual conference in Manchester next week. Teachers are regularly sent model lesson plans, worksheets and other teaching materials by government departments, charities and private companies, but these are required by law to give a balanced political view. A report by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in January highlighted websites set up by the MoD targeted at 12- to 17-year-olds, but noted that some recruitment tactics targeted children as young as seven. “Children are introduced to the potential benefits of a forces career, but not to its risks,” the report said.
The union wrote to Balls in October expressing concern over the materials. Balls in turn promised to take the issue up with MoD officials.
A motion to be discussed at the NUT conference would, if passed, commit the union to “actively opposing military recruitment activities in schools across England and Wales”. The Educational Institute of Scotland has already opposed military recruitment in Scotland.
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