NNOMY News April 28, 2019 Domestic Violence in the Military


 

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Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans are Wounded by Our Wars

In Homefront 911, Stacy Bannerman, a nationally recognized advocate for military families who has testified before Congress, provides an insider's view of an emerging crisis in today's military families. Combining her own experiences with those of other caregivers, she describes the prolonged strain on the parents, children, and spouses of veterans as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn't understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn't fully prepared to help those who have given so much. She shares with readers the tools she and others have found to heal, and she advocates policies and ways to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families.

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The Facts About Abuse in Military Families

A by-the-numbers look at domestic violence among service members

DomesticShelters.org - Servicemen and women have some of the toughest jobs out there. Between rigorous training, deployments to the most dangerous parts of the world—which take them away from their families for long stretches of time—to frequent moves every few years to new bases, the stressors of military life are many.

But, these are still not excuses to abuse one’s spouse. Plenty of service members under some of the most stressful circumstances are not abusers. However, servicemen and women do face additional challenges when it comes to escaping from or reporting abuse. Being in the military is one of the 50 barriers to leaving survivor and advocate Sarah Buel identified. Abuse among military couples is also vastly underreported, as survivors often fear repercussions from their abuser should he or she be demoted as a result of reporting abuse. When a domestic violence report is made, it may be subject to military-led investigation, and consequences may be dictated by the military code of conduct as well as federal law.

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A Message From the Future with the Green New Deal

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple.
 
Set a couple of decades from now, the film is a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?
 
We realized that the biggest obstacle to the kind of transformative change the Green New Deal envisions is overcoming the skepticism that humanity could ever pull off something at this scale and speed. That’s the message we’ve been hearing from the “serious” center for four months straight: that it’s too big, too ambitious, that our Twitter-addled brains are incapable of it, and that we are destined to just watch walruses fall to their deaths on Netflix until it’s too late.
 
This film flips the script. It’s about how, in the nick of time, a critical mass of humanity in the largest economy on earth came to believe that we were actually worth saving. Because, as Ocasio-Cortez says in the film, our future has not been written yet and “we can be whatever we have the courage to see.”


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Domestic Violence in the Military

Mainstream CBS video news report from 2009 on domestic violence in the military. Highly suggested that the experience of front line combat increased aggressiveness in soldiers coming home but no suggestion that military training is , in large part, to blame. We teach these soldiers to hate and kill and then leave the repercussions to the mental health practicianers and police to sort out the fallout.

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For the first time, domestic violence will be a crime under military law

Military Times / Washington DC — Domestic violence officially bacome a separate crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice when President Donald Trump signed the annual defense authorization act into law in September of 2018.

Military officials have prosecuted such crimes in the past, but under more general justice categories such as assault. They carry severe penalties including jail time and dismissal from the armed forces. But analysts say that doesn’t always convey the seriousness of the offense.

The change was included in the massive military policy measure after outside advocates noted the lack of domestic violence as a specific crime under military law has ramifications for how outside law enforcement can keep track of those troops after they leave the ranks.


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Edward Hasbrouck, anti-draft testimony at National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS)

Now that the courts have found that a male-only draft is unconstitutional, it is likely only a matter of time before either women must register for the draft, the role of women in the military is curbed, or the selective service system is ended.

Edward Hasbrouck, Editor and anti Draft activist from the national organization Resisters.info, gives testimony on why an expanded and continuing U.S. National Draft Registration legislation enactment would fail. Mr. Hasbrouck was invited to address the public hearing of the The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service panel holding an all-day forum on military and public service policy, the second of a two-day event in Washington, DC on April 25, 2019.

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The women killed on one day around the world

BBC - An average of 137 women across the world are killed by a partner or family member every day, according to new data released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

They say it makes "the home the most likely place for a woman to be killed".

More than half of the 87,000 women killed in 2017 were reported as dying at the hands of those closest to them.

Of that figure, approximately 30,000 women were killed by an intimate partner and another 20,000 by a relative.

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We Are Not Your Soldiers - What do you get when you mix: A week of anti recruitment work in NYC public schools + A Human Rights Emcee born in White Plains raised in Brooklyn + A Video documentarian focused on Fighting Empire One Post At A Time = Beautiful, timeless, pricess truth.

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While the United States debates whether women should be required to register for the military service draft like men, there is little to no discussion about the immorality of U.S. wars and the history of women activists that were among the strongest and most vocal critics of militarism in our history as a nation. Find out more how you can resist the militarization of your communities and intervene in our public schools to resist the normalization efforts of Pentagon programs effecting our youth at http://nnomy.org/en/resources/counter-recruitment/2017-vfp-workshop.html

 
   
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