Tag Archives: SOA Watch

Today We Return to the Gates of Fort Benning in Memory and Resistance

Close the School of the Americas!

Polly Mann: Betty McKenzie, a Prisoner of Conscience

Betty’s Pekin home housed about 300 inmates, all nonviolent offenders—a few were bank robbers, one had been an embezzler, but most had been convicted of drug-related charges. Some were there because they could not afford first-rate legal aid. The majority were African American and Latina and young. By Polly Mann  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org  Summer I  July 2015 […]

Judge Dismisses All Charges Against ‘The Stewart 5’

From the article: Through their peaceful action, the Stewart 5 were prepared to speak about the inhumane conditions that exist there, while at the same time raising public awareness about the racist immigration policies that allow places like Stewart to exist.

SOA Watch: Court Hearing on April 9 for Acts of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

SOA Watch stands in solidarity with the “Stewart 5”, and continues to call for the closure of Stewart Detention Center    Court Hearing on April 9 for Acts of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience      April 6, 2015  soaw.org “The depth of a loving society is going to be marked by how quickly we can close […]

Evergreene Digest: Police Deny Street Permit for Annual Vigil at Fort Benning, Georgia

Constitutional Rights Under Attack in Georgia    Hendrik Voss, SOA Watch   July 22, 2014 | The Columbus Police Department, continuing its history of antagonizing the movement to close the US military training camp known as the SOA/WHINSEC (School of the Americas, renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation), has this year placed unjust, unsafe and […]

THOUSANDS GATHERED AT THE GATES OF U.S. MILITARY BASE IN GEORGIA TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHINSEC

THOUSANDS GATHERED AT THE GATES OF U.S. MILITARY BASE IN GEORGIA TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHINSEC 3-DAY MOBILIZATION CULMINATES WITH MASS DIE-IN AND FUNERAL PROCESSION TO COMMEMORATE THE VICTIMS OF SOA/ WHINSEC VIOLENCE AND U.S. MILITARIZATION NASHUA CHANTAL, 60 OF AMERICUS, GEORGIA CROSSES OVER THE FENCE TO CARRY THE PROTEST ONTO THE MILITARY BASE, FACES SIX […]

Ed Kinane> Drones Over the Americas

“Santa’s Sleigh” Over Venezuela? Drones Over the Americas by ED KINANE  September 7-9, 2012  Counterpunch Syracuse, New York. Like the School of the Americas, the weaponized drone perpetrates terrorism. As Predator drones come to Ft. Benning, some SOA Watch activists are applying our SOAW experience to “outing” the Predator and Reaper drones already in our […]

Video> Fr. Roy Bourgeois> School of the Americas Watch, speaks at Peacestock, Parts one & two

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45867085″>Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Peacestock, Part one</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user11898489″>Bill Sorem</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45871090″>Fr Roy Bourgeois Peacestock, Part 2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user11898489″>Bill Sorem</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Peacestock, Parts one & two by Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago Born in Louisiana in 1938. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a […]

Increase Pressure on Congress to Close the SOA

The legislative campaign of SOA Watch is looking forward to an exciting summer and fall, where we can bring the issue of the SOA/WHINSEC to the national agenda and advocate for alternatives to the growing culture of militarism throughout the hemisphere. SOA Watch Submitted by David Culver The legislative campaign of SOA Watch is looking […]

Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)!

Shut Down the School of the Americas  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 […]