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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 »

Media Ownership: Impact on Minority Ownership and Localism

February 22, 2007

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Notes from the Court Martial of Sgt. Paul Cortez

| February 22, 2007

“She screamed and cried and tried to keep her legs together.” That is how Sgt. Paul Cortez described the reason he was fully aware that his premeditated rape of 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Rasheed Al-Janabi was not consensual but criminal. More »

What Happened to Women’s Theatre?

February 21, 2007

What Happened to Women’s Theater?

February 21, 2007

Second Court Martial in the Rape and Murder of Abeer Qassim Rashid Al-Janabi Begins

| February 21, 2007

The first day of the court martial of Sgt. Paul Cortez began in the small courthouse near the Burger King on Ft. Campbell, at the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Only a few onlookers, mostly reporters and military escorts, were on hand to watch as the military judge quizzed the tall, thin Cortez about the multiple charges to which he pled guilty. More »

Murder Charges vs. Philippines Rep.

February 16, 2007

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From One Night’s Silence, a Larger Debate?

February 14, 2007

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The Activism and Art Connection

February 12, 2007

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Promising Signs at the UN

February 8, 2007