The Biggest Issue We Aren't Talking About

The Biggest Issue We Aren't Talking About

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Abby Zimet

Seeking to raise awareness of sexual violence in America, the Enliven Project has released a startling infographic on rape - the vast estimated numbers that occur, the few reported, the fewer still prosecuted, the even fewer that result in jail time, or, even rarer, turn out to be false accusations. There's been some debate about the methodology, but no one can dispute the basic, grisly truths revealed. To protest them, 600 guitarists gathered at a music festival in India last week to play Lennon's "Imagine" in hopes of one day making change. If they can, we can.

 

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Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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