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Why am I fasting? PDF Print E-mail

Statements by participants in the April 4-10, 2011 Fast for Peace and Justice and to End Militarization: Hungry for Justice, Starving for Change

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 13:20
Letter from Michael David Omondi PDF Print E-mail

By: Michael David Omondi

david"My own decision to clamber over the barbed-wire fence came out of a belief that the SOA is one embodiment of systemic violence and injustice that reaches at least as far back into history as the near extermination of Native Americans and enslavement of millions of Africans at the start of Europe's great expansion. Indications are more numerous each day that this system of global dominance, which prospers an elite minority at the expense of the poor masses, is enhancing in scope and consolidating power. The divide between the wealthy and the rest widens, while the world's most powerful nation - a slave to corporate power - continues to pursue an agenda of militarization and nuclear dominance, demonstrating utter disregard for the planet Earth and her less well-heeled inhabitants."

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 19:51
Letter from Nancy Smith PDF Print E-mail

By: Nancy Smith

I am blessed to have the opportunity to be here & to know some extraordinary women.  Many have experienced unspeakable suffering in their lives, others have made devastating decisions; many face very long sentences with courage & determination, some are here for life without possibility of parole.  Many others will finish their term, go home, and repeat the same mistakes they made in the past.  Think of them often, bless them, hold them in your heart.  They have been very kind and generous to me, are indignant that I've been put in prison.  "An old lady - excuse me - like you!"  "Miss Nancy, you don't belong here!"

Leaked U.S. Embassy Cables Document Efforts to Counter SOA Watch PDF Print E-mail

WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website that has published thousands of classified diplomatic cables, has posted two cables from the U.S. embassy in Costa Rica, that offer insight into the U.S. pressure tactics to keep the SOA/ WHINSEC in business.

Read the cables here (please note that due to attacks on Wikileaks, these links may be broken.  We will search to find new links):

Cable: http://www.wikileaks.ch/cable/2007/11/07SANJOSE1999.html

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:19
Latin America Hopes that Obama Closes the School of the Americas PDF Print E-mail

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In the context of Obama's visit to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador from March 19-23, the international movement SOA Watch calls for the closure of the School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA / WHINSEC).

"Obama has to listen to us and he can still do something, for example, like closing the School of the Americas through an executive order, and that is what we expect from him," said Pablo Ruiz, representative of SOA Watch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:48
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