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Sexual Assault

Sharing the city of Denver with the Democratic National Convention this week is a gathering of activists, delegates and elected leaders from across the country, sponsored by The Progressive Democrats of America and The Nation. Progressive Central – the Central Presbyterian Church at 1660 Sherman Street – has already been the site of great conversation [...]

ABC News on military sexual assaults

by Philip Barron on August 20, 2008 · 1 comment

In a July 31 story by Z. Byron Wolf, ABC News notes the murder of pregnant Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and the wider story of sexual assault against women in the U.S. military. The news report, drawing on testimony given before he Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs – a panel of the [...]

“The Pentagon’s Shameful Record on Rape”

by Philip Barron on August 10, 2008 · 0 comments

In the years since the death of Pfc. LaVena Johnson in Iraq and the beginning of the effort of her family to determine whether, as suspected, LaVena died as a result of sexual assault and murder, the most appalling revelation has been the emerging record of such crimes against women in the armed forces. Helen [...]