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The Casualties of War Crimes—Who Weeps for Abeer?

| March 12, 2007

Sandwiched between International Women’s Day on March 8 and the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19 is another date that marks a tragic nexus of the two: the day one year ago when 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Al-Janabi was stalked, gang-raped, shot in the head and her corpse burned in her own home in Mahmoudiya, Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers and one former soldier are charged with the crimes committed March 12, 2006. More »

My Subversive Barbie

March 9, 2007

Tags: Feminism

Black Enough? Obama’s Dilemma and Mine

March 8, 2007

Tags: Politics

The Thinking Woman’s Theatre—Eleanor Holdridge

March 6, 2007

The Thinking Woman’s Theatre

March 6, 2007

Family Backs Army Medic Facing Desertion Charges This Week

March 5, 2007

Feminist Bloggergate—a Cautionary Tale

March 1, 2007

Murphy’s “Norbit”—Just a Good Laugh?

February 27, 2007

“I’m Down With That”

February 26, 2007

“I’m down with that.” According to prosecutors, this was Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman’s response when hearing of a plan to rape 14 year-old Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi. Spielman is undergoing court martial on various charges involving her rape and murder and the murder of her mother Fikhriya, father Qassim, and little sister Hadeel. More »

100-Year Sentence for Second Soldier Convicted of Rape and Murder

| February 23, 2007

Sgt. Paul Cortez, the second soldier to plead guilty to the rape and murder of Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, as well as the murder of her parents and sister, was sentenced on Thursday, February 22, to 100 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. Under the terms of a plea agreement made before the court martial took place, Cortez avoided life imprisonment without possibility of parole in sentencing handed down by the judge, Colonel Stephen Henley. More »