Talk Nation Radio: Edward Hasbrouck: Extend Selective Service to Women or End it for Men?
Edward Hasbrouck is a long-time member of the War Resisters League and maintains one of the most comprehensive websites about "Selective Service," the draft, draft registration, and draft resistance. His website at http://www.resisters.info includes news about the current proposals to expand draft registration to women as well as men, and FAQs about what to do if you don't want to be drafted. Edward was one of 20 people who were prosecuted for organizing resistance to draft registration in the 1980s. He spent 4 1/2 months in a federal prison camp in 1983-1984 before the government gave up trying to enforce the Selective Service law in 1987 in the face of massive noncompliance.
Dump draft registration, don’t extend it to women (Op-Ed by Edward Hasbrouck, San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2016)
Support H.R. 4523 to end draft registration
Petition to the U.S. Congress: Pass the new bill to abolish the military draft
Women: Do not register for the draft. (by Rivera Sun, PeaceVoice, June 17, 2016)
Gender-Neutral Draft Registration Would Create Millions of Female Felons (U.S. News & World Report, May 3, 2016)
Total run time: 29:00
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