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Israeli Refuseniks Expose Occupation's Dark Underbelly
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, military, 'refuseniks, death, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, politics, violence, safety, government )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - mondoweiss.net
An illustration of the desperate choices facing Palestinians was voiced by a mother of seven in Gaza last week. She and her husband were recruited as spies in return for medical treatment in Israel for one of their children.
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
Society & Culture  (tags: military, politics, news, poverty amongst the troos, charity, food banks, providing for our military, Food policy, government, ethics, crime, americans )

Cal
- 68 days ago - thenation.com
a new report found that the nation's food pantries serve 620,000 families with a member in the military--another troubling indication that service members battling against poverty must often rely on the generosity of our charities.
How Israel Used Its Own Civilians as Human Shields While Assaulting Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, world, Israel, military, human shields, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, violence, news, sadness, safety, rights, corruption, children, family )

CarrieSIC
- 83 days ago - alternet.org
Israel is the most militarized society on earth, with soldiers and military installations honeycombed throughout its civil society. Within one of Tel Aviv's most densely populated neighborhoods sits Ha'Kirya, the army's headquarters, a gigantic complex.
OP-ED: America Is Ripe For Authoritarianism
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, obama, military, police, politics, society, ethics, culture, safety, rights, freedoms )

Cal
- 103 days ago - alternet.org
The pitiful state of the economy makes the U.S. vulnerable.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Ready to Return to Active Duty, Can Leave Base (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: military, government, society, Bergdahl, Army investigation, health )

CarrieSIC
- 107 days ago - nbcnews.com
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is ready to return to active duty, military sources told NBC News on Monday. He will probably be assigned a desk job at Fort Sam Houston in Texas while the Army investigates his 2009 disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan.
USS Mason and Black Sailors in the WWII Navy
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, navy, interesting, WWII, USS Mason, black crew, integr tion, Eleanor Roosevelt, government, society, politics, rights, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 145 days ago - voyagetodiscovery.org
Few Americans are familiar with the USS Mason, a WWII warship manned by a predominantly black crew that served as a role model for the integration of U.S. Navy ships.
Searching for Answers After Another Ft Hood Slaughter
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, death, freedoms, military, police, politics, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 210 days ago - thedailybeast.com
While the gunman's motive is still unclear in Wednesday's deadly incident at the Texas Army base, military officials say he had "mental health issues."
One Gay Man's Army
Society & Culture  (tags: media, military, propaganda, troops, gayrights, freedoms, law, media, rights, sadness, safety, society, usa, culture, dishonesty, americans, activists, abuse )

JL
- 330 days ago - thewire.com
As soon as the Pentagon signaled that DADT would be ending soon, he enlisted in the Army in July 2011. A little less than a year later, he was being humiliated in front of almost three dozen people for being gay.
Colbert Mocks Conservative Outrage Over 'Girly' New Marine Hats: 'They're Cutting Off the Balls of Montezuma' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Marine Corps, military, satire, media, TV, Colbert Report, society )

CarrieSIC
- 367 days ago - rawstory.com
Stephen Colbert mocked the conservative media outrage Thursday night over the proposed changes to the hats worn by the Marine Corps.
One Stat About the U.S. Military That Will Surprise You
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, society, family, education, freedoms, patriotism, news, humans, interesting )

CarrieSIC
- 422 days ago - policymic.com
There is a widespread perception in the U.S. that enlisted soldiers are poor, uneducated and underprivileged, that they choose to enlist and to serve because they have few other options, and that they risk their lives because they have very little to...
Gay Troops Prep for September Marriage Spree, Put Wedding Parties on Ice
Society & Culture  (tags: gay rights, military, good news, Pentagon, society, culture, family, travel, rights, news, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 422 days ago - usnews.nbcnews.com
September marks nuptial season across part of the American military as gay and lesbian troops cash in new, Pentagon-granted leaves to tie the knot. Starting Tuesday, the Pentagon is allowing gay troops to take travel leaves for up to seven days -- or as...
Demand Justice for Sexually Assaulted Military Personnel - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: military )

Monica
- 472 days ago - forcechange.com
Presently, as hard as it is to believe, women and men who have been raped and sexually assaulted by their superior officers are not allowed to take their charges to anyone other than their superior officers.
Why DOMA Is Indefensible: How the Policy Undermines America's Military Readiness.
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, government, SupremeCourt, supremecourt, usa, war, troops, military, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, americans, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, health, law, safety, society, rights )

JL
- 489 days ago - joesestak.com
"An Egyptian officer once said to me, 'You know, you treat your enlisted men differently in this country than we do. You treat them like they're equal.' When that equality breaks down, you lose something."
Tell Congress: It's Time to Help Rape Survivors in the Military ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, violence, rape, military, protection )

Cher
- 497 days ago - takepart.com
Servicewomen who are raped and become pregnant have to pay for the cost of an abortion out of pocket. Stand with organizations like UltraViolet-- tell Congress to pass the Shaheen Amendment so we can provide coverage to military personnel.
Pledge - Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Justice ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, military, sexual assault, survivors, women, protection, violence, environment )

Cher
- 512 days ago - action.nwlc.org
Under current military rules, survivors of sexual assault must turn to the chain of command to secure justice. These commanders do not have the legal expertise to make such critical decisions as whether or not to pursue and punish sex offenders.
 

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