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Single mothers in the military service the silent battle for their children

Tweet How do you think a soldier feels that has served his or her nation for many years and suddenly loses custody of the child while she is on another continent?  The number of suicides in the military has more than doubled since 9/11.  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta associated this with the fact that the [...]
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Unmaking equality: Everyone can kill

TweetOn Thursday, January 24th Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the US military will lift the ban on women serving in combat. Many women’s groups and feminist activists saw this announcement as an unqualified victory. According to Kiki Cardenas, writing in Feministing’s Community blog in 2011, “People asked me: ‘Well, do you know what you would be [...]
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After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push from the War Profiteers

TweetSince the deficit committee officially failed to produce a plan as of last week, expect the war profiteer spin to hit the fan. Here’s an early warning of what to expect, courtesy of Reuters last week: Failure of a special congressional committee to strike a deficit-reduction deal is expected to unleash desperate lobbying by U.S. [...]
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Challenging Militarism and Ending Violence Against Women

TweetBy Keely Swan, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine The Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that began in 1991. Participants of the Center’s first Women’s Global Leadership Institute chose the dates November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December [...]
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Coast Guard falls behind on Gender Equality

TweetOur highest leadership is 93.3% men. We are proud of our continued success in equality! This is exactly what the United States Coast Guard boasted about on August 26, 2011 on their official blog. According to the Coast Guard this is what equality looks like: 13.7% of the Coast Guard workforce are women 13.2% of [...]
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