There was a protest today at the Westside Mall U.S. Army Recruiting Station. Army and overall military recruiting numbers are up recently in the wake of the Bush Administration. There are likely several factors in the increased rates of enlistments, including what is commonly referred to as a "poverty draft." A poverty draft results when people don't have other options than the military. The military is hiring. When people can't find work elsewhere, and especially when there are hungry mouths, the military can easily capitalize on this.
There are all sorts of stories recently, ranging from the military enlisting felons and people who openly advocate white supremacy.
There are a lot of important stories to tell. But for now, I am just going to share some photos from today's protest. I hope you enjoy.