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Detained. Then Violated.

Alice Speri The Intercept
graphic showing ICE abuse reports A woman held at an immigration detention center in Washington state said she was raped by a medical worker and a private facility contractor as she sought help in the center’s medical unit. Women and men held in immigration detention centers across the country have saying “me too” for years.

Tidbits - January 4, 2018 - Reader Comments: Extreme Poverty Returns; GOP Tax Robbery; Bitcoin; Iran; Nuclear Tests; Recy Taylor; High School Protests; Immigrant Rights; Climate Change and the Left; and more....

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Reader Comments: Extreme Poverty Returns; GOP Tax Robbery; Bitcoin; Iran; U.S. Nuclear Tests; Rape of Recy Taylor; Puerto Rico; High School Protests; Yemen; Global Refugees; Cold War history of immigrant rights; Story of Ferdinand; Correction: Subversive Involvement: Chicago and HUAC - Tribute to Dr. Quentin Young; Climate Change and the Left; and more....

Women Share Rape Stories in Response to Donald Trump's Disgusting Comments

Vera Papisova; Julianna Baggott Teen Vogue
Last week, hours after the disclosure of #TrumpTapes, and the gloating predatory and misogynist language Donald Trump used, New York Times best-selling author, survivor, and Twitter legend Kelly Oxford asked sexual assault survivors to share their stories. The result is nothing short of harrowing. Teen Vogue magazine shared some of the most immediate responses the next day. Today, there are even more allegations of Trump's sexual assualts and the defense by GOP leaders.

Here Is the Powerful Letter the Stanford Victim Read Aloud to Her Attacker

Katie J.M. Baker BuzzFeed News
A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have 'a severe impact on him,' according to a judge. At his sentencing Thursday, his victim read him a letter describing the 'severe impact' the assault had on her. I want the judge to know that he ignited a tiny fire... This is not a story of another drunk college hook-up with poor decision making. Assault is not an accident.

Friday Nite Videos -- October 23, 2015

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Music Is My Ammunition | Playing For Change. What Republicans Hear When Bernie Speaks. Documentary: India's Daughter. Medea Benjamin on System Change. Could We Actually Live on Mars?

Documentary: India's Daughter

India’s Daughter is the powerful story of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student. Udwin got exclusive, first time on camera interviews with the rapists and defense attorney, none of whom express remorse. Read a review. Now in theaters.

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