Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009: Rape and Militarism

Today we look at the intimate connection between rape and war. As the wars our country is embroiled in escalate, so does sexual violence at home.

In our first segment, Kate Raphael brings us voices from the Peace March held in Richmond on Saturday, November 7. The peace march was organized by rape survivors and brought people together from Richmond and throughout the Bay Area to empower and support one another.

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In our second segment, we hear a talk by Zoya, a 28-year-old leader of the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan. She calls for immediate withdrawal of foreign troops, but also calls on the United States to disarm the warlords it previously armed.

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