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Vanessa Guillien: Women demand justice 4 July 2020

US Military: Soldier Vanessa Guillien killed 5 July 2020

Mary Mongan petition about her son Bernard  Feb 2020

Soldier found dead in barracks: Bernard Mongan 8 Feb 2020

Opposing rape  and domestic violence

MeToo Military Stand Down 8 Jan 2018
Protest at Families Need Fathers  conference 14 Oct 2017
UK: recruits forced to rape each other 21 March 2016
Deepcut: "culture of cruelty" against recruits 16 Jan 2016
US: hundreds military kids abused  4 Jan 2016
All female officers harassed in the UK army 28 November 2012
Women sue US military chiefs over rapes 24 April 2012
Military Labels Rape Victims “Crazy” April 18 2012
Payday letter to Germaine Greer 29 June 2011
The rape of men Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. 17 July 2011
Why Stand with WikiLeaks Women Against Rape pointed out in a letter to Britain's Guardian newspaper: There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political agendas that have nothing to do with women's safety. In the South of the U.S., the lynching of Black men was often justified on grounds that they had raped or even looked at a white woman. 17 December 2010
Military Investigations 'fail rape victims' A Channel 4 News investigation has discovered that the conviction rate for rape investigations in the military justice system is less than half that of the civilian system -  2.6 against around 6 per cent. 17 October 2010
Sex, violence, and drugs land ex-servicemen behind bars There is a marked increase in the proportion of military veterans convicted of violent offences, raising concerns about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder...The most common offences were violence against the person (33 per cent) and sexual offences (25 per cent) 19 September  2010
Soldier As Rapist: All Too Common. A new Pentagon study confirms militarized sexual violence (MSV) is on the rise. Yet, while such crimes are all too common, perpetrators regularly escape punishment and often re-enter the civilian world with no criminal record. 19 March 2010
Does Military Service Turn Young Men into Sexual Predators? Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, statistics show a 42 percent increase in reported domestic violence and a 25 percent increase in the reported incidence of rape and sexual assault. 22 October 2009
U.S. Military Unsafe For Women; Risk of Rape Too Great “When you’re a woman, specifically in a combat zone, not only do you have to be afraid of the supposed insurgents and the enemies and the Iraqis, but then you also come back to the base and then there you have to be fearful of your fellow soldiers". July 22, 2009
Why Soldiers Rape. Rape in civilian life is already unacceptably common. One in six women is raped or sexually assaulted in her lifetime.  In the military, rape is almost twice as frequent as it is among civilians, especially in wartime.  13 August 2008
The Weapon of Rape The UN Security Council holds a special session on sexual violence, with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice coming to New York to lead the debate.

MLester is FIRED! Last year alone, almost 3,000 soldiers reported sexual assault and rape by other soldiers. 31 May 2008

Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers? The Department of Defense statistics are alarming - one in three women who join the US military will be sexually assaulted or raped by men in the military. 28 April 2008
It was an early January morning in 2008 when 42-year-old Lisa Smith*, a paramedic for a defense contractor in southern Iraq, woke up to find her entire room shaking. April 10, 2008 
Rapists in the ranks 41% of female veterans seen at the clinic say they were victims of sexual assault while in the military, and 29% report being raped during their military service. 31 March 2008
Who Do We Serve God or Our Government? What is A Life Worth? By Reverend Dorothy H. Mackey, STAAAMP, Exec. Director 24 February  2008
A Message from the Women of Okinawa You think that because the US military shed blood to seize Okinawa in World War II, the place belongs to you and you can do anything you want here, don't you.
21 Feb 2008
Japanese protest after US soldier arrested for alleged rape Staff Sergeant Tyrone Hadnott was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old local girl on Sunday night. 13 Feb 2008
Why Canada Should Not Take the USA Off Its Torture List - Written by a US Citizen!
The Marine Corps and all military services don’t care to get the VIOLENT and catastrophic damages that rape does to the individual." Reverend Dorothy H. Mackey Former US Air Force Captain and Commander
20 January 2008
Lauterbach Allowed to be Raped and Murdered Re-Ignites Demand and Urgency In Calling For STAAAMP’s Independent In
The rape of Lance Cpl Lauterbach, and failure by command to protect her began from the beginning. Luaterbach’s strength to pursue the rape charges in a courts martial was surely not liked by command leadership even to DC.
18 January 2008
US. Marine sentenced to 40 years' jail in landmark rape case in Philippines.
A U.S. Marine faces 40 years in jail after being convicted of rape in a landmark case that has become a symbol for women's rights and national sovereignty in the Philippines.
6 December 2006
Sex-Assault Continues Unchecked in Congo 
A woman is gang-raped by six soldiers, in front of her husband and children, while their companion assaults her 3-year-old daughter. A United Nation's peacekeeper trades a desperate woman two eggs for sex.   17 March 2005
I reported the rape within 30 minutes - then watched my career implode
After a one-day trial, the man who attacked her was fined one month's pay. 
25 October 2004
US soldiers accused of raping 100 colleagues
Our women soldiers sometimes have more to fear from their fellow soldiers than from the enemy  
27 February 2004
Rapes reported by servicewomen in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere
I don't get a sense of outrage by military leadership.     26 February 2004
Returning female GIs report rapes
She recalled waking to a man raping her. She said the man cut her with a knife and hit her with an object between the eyes, again knocking her unconscious.     25 January 2004

Sex abuse at US air force academy
America's air force academy yesterday confronted devastating evidence that it presided over a training regime that was hostile to women, with nearly 70% of female cadets reporting they had been sexually harassed, and nearly 20% sexually assaulted.    30 Aug 2003

Male (and female) rape in the military
"I didn't report anything. . . . They told me if I said anything I was dead. After I got up off the floor, I stood in the shower for three hours trying to wash the way I felt. I felt dirty and shameful"   
Kenyan women and young men raped by British soldiers
Some have remained silent for 30 years. But now the Samburu and Masaai women, as well as their young men, are coming forward to tell their stories: how they were raped and sodomised by British soldiers on manoeuvres in northern Kenya.  
15 July 2003 
Kenyan 'rape victims' win legal aid to sue MoD
Some 650 women are taking part in the suit, which alleges that the MoD did nothing to stop systematic rape by soldiers despite complaints dating back for 30 years.   
2 July 2003
Academy Board heard of abuse 20 years ago
The review, by The Denver Post found that the 15-member Board of Visitors, charged with presiding over morale and discipline at the academy, did not pursue reports of sexual assaults and asked few questions.   
16 June 2003
Domestic violence in the military
 * 75 to 84 percent of alleged offenders are honorably discharged. 
 * Less than 7 percent of spouse abuse cases are adjudicated by court-marital.     
Sexual assault pervasive in Military
Many women tell me that sexual assault is considered a rite of passage in the service, and they're treated like the black sheep of the family when they ask for accountability."   
200 new rape claims by Kenyan women against British soldiers
The number of women who claim they were raped by British soldiers in Kenya over the past 20 years has doubled to more than 400, with lawyers investigating more than 200 new allegations this week. 

23 May 2003
Raped in the military
The Air Force has acknowledged that at least 56 current and former female cadets were sexually assaulted over the last decade, and that many hesitated reporting the attacks for fear it would compromise their military careers.   
25 March 2003
Rapes at the Air Force academy
The number of female Air Force Academy cadets who say they were sexually assaulted and then reprimanded for reporting it has increased to 12 ( . . .)  "whatever the number is, 25, 50, there are probably a hundred more that we do not see,"
Air Force Secretary James Roche said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.    22 February 2003



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