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Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2013, 1:58PM

Other reforms aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military are included.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 3:35PM

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 5:36PM

Many will also be eligible for a path to citizenship.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Population

Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Population

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2013, 12:46PM

Black females disproportionately affected.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 1:28PM

Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Senate Approves Defense Bill That Authorizes Abortions at Military Facilities

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 2:31PM

In 2010 alone, there were at least 19,000 intra-military sexual assaults, according to the Defense Department.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

by Akiba Solomon on November 16 2012, 7:24AM

The General Petraeus sex scandal is all the rage. But we need to focus our attention on how the military is handling routine rape and retaliation against survivors in service.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality

Hazing Ruled Not the Cause of Chinese-American Marine’s Suicide ‎

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 4:12PM

A Hawaii-based Marine pleads guilty to assault in hazing case, gets 30 days in jail, lower rank.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Film Reveals

Film Reveals “The Invisible War” on Women in Our Military

by Rinku Sen on January 26 2012, 9:49AM

A documentary premiered at Sundance that shines light on the ugly secret of rape inside the U.S. military. It’s time we all pay attention, writes Rinku Sen.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Movement, Sundance

Homelessness on the Rise for Female Veterans, African-Americans Hit Hardest

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 2:55PM

Last month the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that found the number of women veterans that are homeless has grown substantially and the majority are black women.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Pvt. Danny Chen Driven to Suicide After Racist Bullying

Pvt. Danny Chen Driven to Suicide After Racist Bullying

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 11:08AM

The 19-year-old, born and raised in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was reportedly driven to suicide after months of racist bullying and abuse.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

President Obama: 'Iraq War is Over'

President Obama: ‘Iraq War is Over’

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 2:59PM

President Obama marks the end of the Iraq War. More than 1.5 million U.S. troops served; 30,000 were wounded and 4,500 died.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Former Marine Evelyn Thomas on the Fight to End Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Former Marine Evelyn Thomas on the Fight to End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by MIchael Lavers on September 27 2011, 9:34AM

Thomas was among a disproportionate number of black women who were kicked out of the military for being lesbian or bisexual. But she joined the fight that, last week, finally put an end to the practice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, National Security

Black Women Win in Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Black Women Win in Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Jamilah King on December 22 2010, 10:50AM

Studies show that soldiers of color were disproportionately impacted by the policy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

Military Women's Reproductive Rights Under Seige

Military Women’s Reproductive Rights Under Seige

by Michelle Chen on August 30 2010, 4:00PM

The Pentagon has long kept service women under the grip of draconian restrictions on abortion services.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Sexual Assault Left Out of Military's PTSD Reform

Sexual Assault Left Out of Military’s PTSD Reform

by Michelle Chen on July 14 2010, 8:21AM

New regulations for reviewing veterans’ PTSD claims offer little comfort for military women who have survived sexual trauma.

Topics: On Gender

American Occupation Casts Long Shadows Over Okinawa

by Michelle Chen on June 1 2010, 9:06AM

On Memorial Day, America honored its war dead. Across the Pacific Ocean, the ghosts of war continue to haunt the coastline of Japan, now awash in political angst over the military base on the island of Okinawa. Last week, the…

Topics: Global Affairs

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter’s Dream, too?

by Michelle Chen on May 20 2010, 10:03AM

Activists across the country have rallied around the DREAM Act as a first step toward comprehensive immigration reform. The DREAM Act, which broadens undocumented youths’ access to higher education, basically granting conditional relief to enable students to finish their…

Topics: Immigration

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