Every morning this week at 8am on 3CR we bring you special coverage on the increased presence of weapons companies in schools, education and communities.
A recent report released by the Medical Association for Prevention of War found "major weapons companies seek to build positive brand recognition among Australian primary and secondary students, and attract the 'best and brightest’ young people into a comprehensive talent pipeline". This happens through sponsorships, events, competitions, tours of industry premises, exhibitions at careers fairs and direct personal engagement between industry personnel and students and teachers".
Listen live: 855am / 3CRDigital / 3cr.org.au or via your radio app
Tuesday Oct 26: Elise West, Executive Officer of Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) about the increased presence of weapons companies on school curriculum and how they are influencing young people's attitudes to war and weaponry. Read MAPW's report on this issue: Minors and Missiles.
Wednesday Oct 27: Margaret Reynolds from WILPF - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Thursday Oct 29: Andy Paine from Disrupt Land Forces on resisting the military industrial complex.
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3CR Breakfast provides grassroots current affairs, media analysis and alternative media from diverse perspectives.
Centring the voices of those denied access to the media; particularly the working class, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, trans and gender diverse folks, people with disabilities and the many community groups and community issues discriminated against and misrepresented by other media.
Gab Reade, 3CR's Current Affairs Coordinator