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Stop the Raids and Focus Instead on U.S. Policy towards Central America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 21:46
Statement from U.S. and Central American Groups Working on Human Rights, Immigrant Rights, Women’s Rights, U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America Solidarity

January 8, 2016

Over the last few days, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been rounding up and deporting dozens of members of Central American families seeking refuge from extreme violence and dire economic conditions in their communities of origin. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has described the move as part of an effort to “secure” the U.S. border and has announced that “additional enforcement operations such as these will continue to occur as appropriate.”

These raids are the latest chapter of what can only be described as a prolonged U.S. government war on migrant families, and specifically those coming from the most dangerous and economically deprived parts of Central America.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 January 2016 21:55
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Make a Tax-Deductible donation to SOA Watch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Saturday, 26 December 2015 11:12
As we continue to struggle for Peace in a world filled with violence and injustice, please consider making a donation to the SOA Watch Educational Fund in support of our efforts towards peace and justice in the Americas. In light of the recent decision to mobilize to the U.S./Mexico border our work is cut out for us in 2016!

There is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to SOA Watch's Educational Fund in 2015! Here are several projects that this Fund supports:

  • Educational resources, such as the Map of U.S. Intervention, books, DVDs, and informational pamphlets
  • Roy's travel for the upcoming 2016 delegations
  • The salaries of our Field Organizer, Latin American Liasion and Latin American Coordinator
  • Our biannual newsletter ¡Presente!
  • SOAW Activantes ("interns") in Latin America
  • Educational speaking tours

Can you help SOA Watch continue our vital work of education, mobilization and non-violent direct action, so that together, we can continue to strengthen a new culture of Peace?

Please visit www.soaw.org/educationalfund to make your year-end tax deductible donation online! Checks and money orders can also be made payable to SOA Watch Educational Fund and mailed to our office at SOA Watch, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011.

Wishing you a healthy and safe New Year!

 
Inside the School of Assassins by Belly of the Beast Films PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carl   
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 17:55

"A group of high school students visits the infamous School of the Americas, now known as WHINSEC. Accompanied by former US Senate candidate, Charlie Hardy, the students challenge military officers and State Department officials with pointed questions about the institution's dark past."

- Originally published on November 20th, 2015 by Belly of the Beast Films

Inside the SOA - Part 1

Inside the SOA - Part 2

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015 21:59
 
The Empire Files - The U.S. School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Monday, 07 December 2015 02:18

Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; its crimes around the world, its star graduates, why it exists and the movement to shut it down. Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders. -December 5, 2015

For more about the short documentary click the image below or visit The Real News.


Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015 21:57
 
Remembering Maura, Ita, Dorothy and Jean: A Scattering of Seeds and Words of Gratitude PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott Wright and Jean Stokan   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:32

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of four U.S. church women who were assassinated in El Salvador on December 2, 1980. Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan: two Maryknoll sisters, one Ursuline nun, and a young lay person.

Today, 35 years later, we live in a very different world, where the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor are joined together. Nearly 200 nations are gathered in Paris to address the urgent concerns of global warming and climate justice. What they decide there will determine in no small measure the future of the planet. Global warming is creating extreme weather events, severe droughts and flooding, rising sea levels and melting glaciers, and disrupting access to food and water for millions of people, and creating extreme violence in Sudan and Syria.

Today, 35 years later, 12 million Syrians – half the population of their country – are displaced from their homes, and four million are fleeing to distant lands and as far as Europe, seeking refuge. They risk their lives on sea and on land, and have been greeted with both generosity and with hatred. The same fears and threats hurled at European Jewish refugees seeking to escape Nazi extermination 75 years ago is being hurled at Syrian Muslim refugees today, in both Europe and the United States.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015 20:57
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