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The Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military (VIDEO)

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman unpacks  “The Invisible War” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military. She speaks to Trina McDonald and Kori Cioca, two subjects of the film, and the film’s Academy Award-nominated director, Kirby Dick.

A recent military survey shows that “the number of reported violent sex crimes jumped 30 percent in 2011, with active-duty female soldiers ages 18 to 21 accounting for more than half of the of the victims.” The documentary won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based activist and progressive political blogger. He's the founder and publisher of The Canadian Progressive blog and numerous other online publications.

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