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Home About Us Prisoners of Conscience 2007 - SOA 11 Ed Lewinson, SOA 11
Ed Lewinson, SOA 11 PDF Print E-mail
On January 28, 2008, Ed was sentenced to serve 90 days in prison and pay a $500 fine. He reported to FCI Elkton on April 3.

(back row, left to right): Ed, Stephen, Chris, Ozone, Gus, Art. (front row, left to right): Michelle, Joan, Diane, Le Anne.


Write to Ed:
Edwin R. Lewinson #92126-020
FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, Ohio 44432




Biographical Information:


Ed Lewinson is a Professor Emeritus of History at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He crossed the line at the School of the Americas demonstrations in 2003 and 2004 and 2005. The state refused to prosecute him because he's blind. Ed's message to all Americans: First of all, to stop the war in Iraq. To stop the war, to cooperate internationally, to stop the stop torture everywhere, to stop building american bases and to help countries in whatever way help is needed. Demonstrate in the streets and support candidates that really oppose the war to demonstrate against the funding of the war.






Statement: on Arrest and Conviction

I crossed in 2003 because of what graduates of the SOA had done in their own countries, in terms of torture and assassination and I wanted to contribute something towards stopping this. By closing the SOA, it increases the awareness of what they did. The only way it'll stop is by having people organize and force it to stop.


I chose myself to work to stop it. I got that awareness by my contact with news media. Even if they don't do enough, they still can make people aware if enough people organize and point out that awareness is needed. It can't be completely impossible, and the only way it'll stop is if enough people organize and force [violence, militarization] to stop. GE owns NBC and DIsney owns ABC, but there still has to be enough people that force them to do what they have to do. If that's possible, and nobody knows if it is possible or not. But it isn't possible if If we don't try. If we don't try to stop WHINSEC, we know what that outcome is going to be. Only by pointing out the results of violence can we stop violence. There really is no answer except that people have to try to the extent that they're able.



 

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