Archive for June, 2011

Montes faces six felony charges, up from one

June 16, 2011
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Carlos Montes, the Los Angeles-area activist whose home was raided by Sheriffs and the FBI last month, had his first court appearance today. He now faces six felony charges of allegedly violating firearms codes, instead of the one count he was originally informed of. On May 17, the LA Sheriff’s Department SWAT team and...
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‘Collateral Murder’ at eye level

June 15, 2011
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On a morning in April 2010, Ethan McCord came home from dropping his children off at school. He sat down on his couch with a cup of coffee and turned on the television to see a grainy, black-and-white image of a soldier running across a street in Iraq with a child in his arms....
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‘Slutwalker’ Katie Landers shares her story

June 14, 2011
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For Katie Landers activism is more than just caring or righting a wrong. It’s therapeutic. The importance of advocacy in her life was central in her recent speech at SlutWalk LA, an action that took aim at attitudes which blame victims of sexual abuse on their behavior or dress. “I am … a survivor...
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What women wear does not justify rape, say advocates

June 7, 2011
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On June 4, hundreds of marchers hit the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood demanding an end to victim blaming and rape culture in one of many “SlutWalks” held internationally. SlutWalk first kicked off in Toronto in response to a Jan. 24 comment made by a Toronto police officer to students and...
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