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TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE


Courtesy The Daily What:

"Movie Trailer of the Day: A female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan currently is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The number of assaults in the last decade is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.

This epidemic of rape within the U.S. military is exposed in The Invisible War, an “incendiary” new investigative documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick.


Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, the film is in theaters June 22.
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Each year, as you know if you read through this thing, I make a quasi-smart ass birthday list (and Solstice list) of things I want to see/want to see happen.

I’m adding (obviously with complete sincerity) that this movie becomes huge. That it becomes a best-selling documentary. That some serious fucking social change or at least some serious fucking consideration comes from this. Please, please, please.

We owe it to our veterans (and to every rape survivor and their allies) and their families and loved ones to pay attention to this film.
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From here:

Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq, Ending War
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The Fifty Books Challenge, year three! (Years one and two, just in case you're curious.) This was a secondhand find.

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Hardly the Life of a Glamorous Amputee... )
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From here:

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Back From Combat, Women Struggle For Acceptance
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By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer – 12-14-09Read More )

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10 of the Most Notable Women Veterans in American History
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From the AP (no, seriously):

Poll: Obama Beats McCain as Barbecue GuestRead This Monstrosity )
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From ye olde AP ticker:
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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on IraqRead more )
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Swiped from here:

War Wounds We Don't See
U.S. Soldiers Hurt in Iraq and Afghanistan are Surviving at High Rates -- But More Have Neglected Brain Injuries

May 13, 2008
Read more )
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Nearly 1 in 5 Troops Has Mental Problems After War ServiceBleed All About It )
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Bush Says Iraq War Was Worth It
And the war drags on )

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You Should Know )

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I was feeling less sick. Sigh. You know how I support the troops?

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Just in case you've got a quick-start browser (video embed afoot!... )

And LEST WE FORGET...

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Tastes like sad. )


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Courtesy of BerkeleyBreathed.com. This literally came out of the Sunday Baltimore Sun paper, I didn't wait for it to get published online.

EDITED TO ADD: I got the "official" version of the cartoon (which is obviously of better quality than my scan of the newspaper version) to put here.

Call me bitter, but I've always felt Memorial Day should mean something other than barbecues, car sales, and beaches. The fact that this particular Memorial Day is occurring amidst an unjustified war, after the bloodiest month (April 2007) of aforementioned unjustified war, makes it even more of an occasion for seriousness and not parties and frivolity. There are so many other holidays and reasons to party, why do it on one of the days that should be one of solemn remembrance?

I'm not saying we should paint our faces with ash, wear mourning colors, weep, and loom the streets in vigil (although, given the circumstances, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea). But maybe to give some thought to what this day is SUPPOSED to mean and be about. So maybe try this. If you're one of those lucky enough to not be familiar enough with what's going on, have a look at this, or this, or this. These aren't meant to merely depress you, they're a call to action, even if your action is simply remembrance. So have a look, and maybe buy one of those "memorial" candles they sell at any grocery store for a little more or less than a buck (they look like juice glasses), or hell, if you have your own candle, burn it, and say a prayer, if you're the prayer-saying type, and/or just take a minute to think of all those people lost in this war, whether you knew any of them or not. Maybe it's just a good time to get some free-floating grief out about the war. Whether or not you support the war's causes (I'm vehemently restraining a remark here), you can still remember and honor the people who have lost their lives, with just this simple little ritual.

And you'll feel and know the true spirit of Memorial Day better than any damn car dealership or barbecue you could attend.
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Also worth a listen and a watch, Le Tigre's "New Kicks". Although I do tend to lean towards George Carlin's views on protesting war.
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40th anniversary of the historic 1967 march on the Pentagon
4th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war
On March 17, 2007, the 4th anniversary of the start of the criminal invasion of Iraq, tens of thousands of people from around the country will descend on the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. The message of the 1967 march was "From Protest to Resistance," and marked a turning point in the development of a countrywide mass movement.
In the coming days and weeks, thousands of organizations and individuals will begin mobilizing for the upcoming March on the Pentagon. Organizing committees and transportation centers are being established to bring people to the March on the Pentagon.

The March 17 demonstration will assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Constitution Gardens) at 12 noon in Washington, D.C.and march to the Pentagon.


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