We won’t stop until the SOA is shut down and the U.S. government has stopped relying on violence – be it military, political, or economic – to enforce its oppressive foreign policy in Latin America and the Carribean.
Join us for the 21st anniversary of non-violent protest at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia.
As many of you know, 2011 has been a crucial year in the building of our movement and resistance to militarization is growing stronger throughout the hemisphere. The current administration has turned to Latin America with the goal of control, using the tools of economic, military, cultural and political domination, while the SOA Watch movement has countered this drive with dialogue, cooperation, resistance, and — when necessary — non-violent direct action.
We continue to move forward, inspired by struggles against injustices occurring around the world, and we strengthen our commitment and focus beyond the SOA and towards militarization of the Americas. Through powerful experiences, such as 2010 vigil, we are confident that, although the school remains open, our movement has grown in terms of numbers, power, and knowledge. SOA Watch is also taking a stand for immigrant rights and connecting criminalization of immigrants to militarization throughout the Americas. See here for more information.
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