Category Archives: Laura Flanders
General James Amos, the new commandant of the Marine Corps, recently told reporters that he was concerned about a possible loss of unit cohesion and combat readiness if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed. It’s the umpteenth time we’ve heard this.
According to SWAN, the Service Women’s Action Network, one in three women is raped or sexually assaulted while serving in our military. I heard a Marine Corps captain choke back her pain this week. Her cohesion’s barely holding up; is that just fine with General Amos?
Misogyny and homophobia go hand in hand. Listen to any service person talk about their training. Much of it actually encourages female-hate, or the hatred of the femme within. So no wonder “fag” is a label to be terrified of. The military will never be safe for LGBT people until it’s safe for females and it’s not. It’s deadly.
Laura Flanders full piece via video below:
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate a commitment to change.
The television broadcast will include main stage speeches, interviews with organizers and analysts, and reporting from the crowd. It will air nationally from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348 and numerous cable stations across the country, as well as on GRITtv.org.
I hope there is a huge turnout today. Check it out folks. It’s supposed to be a very diverse list of speakers, right now I believe there is a muslim minister speaking that followed a christian female minister.
Make jobs, not fucking wars!