Sunday, April 17, 2011

Speier Takes on Pentagon

According to Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the main obstacle to justice in the US military is the Pentagon. With nearly twenty thousand rapes per year by fellow armed forces personnel, the cover-up of this crisis by the Pentagon not only systematically destroys lives, it actively perpetuates the impunity where victims are punished and perpetrators are promoted. Speier is committed to ending this injustice, but one still has to ask what it is about the military that leads to such human rights abuses, and more importantly, what militarization of society does to human values.


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