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Join the Puppetistas in Columbus, GA! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rob   
Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

Streettheater, extravagant political puppets made from the debris of a culture gone mad, channeling your political convictions and creativity into an expression of life affirming resistance, visionary community living and building, feeling integrated into and valued by the SOAW community, all this and more is waiting for you simply by, JOINING THE PUPPETISTAS!

Every year, prior to the November Vigil protesting the atrocities of the School of the Americas, a creative, sometimes crazy, certainly zany cast of characters gather in Columbus, GA from around the country, organize themselves as the inspired Puppetistas and create the puppets and pageantry that has become an integral expression of the SOAW resistance movement.

You too could be amongst them, building puppets from discarded cardboard, planning, painting, plotting, cooking and eating together, learning to walk on stilts, or how to turn a bucket into a drum to beat the messages of social justice and hope. All are welcome, all are valued. Come for a week, a day, 2 hours, or see us on the days of the rally and find the role for you.

For more info, contact Jake Weinstein at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (203)843-7444.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 17:48
Death Squads, Then and Now PDF Print E-mail

By Liz Scherffius

October 7th, 2012


A climate of fear and repression has taken hold of Honduras in recent years.  After the June 2009 coup-- in which Porfirio Lobo Sosa, a man loyal to the ruling elite and its armed forces cronies, replaced Manuel Zelaya-- violence against Honduran activists has increased sharply.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 19:04
Washington's Open Door on Terrorists PDF Print E-mail

By Nick Alexandrov

"This hypocrisy isn’t a new development, of course, and other recent news items provide more evidence of Washington’s true principles.  In August 2011, it emerged that Inocente Orlando Montano, El Salvador’s Vice-Minister of Public Security from 1989-92, had been living comfortably in a Boston suburb for years.  Several months earlier, Spain’s National Court had indicted Montano and nineteen other Salvadoran military officials for their roles in the “Jesuit Massacre,” the 1989 slaughter of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her 14-year-old daughter.  But the U.S. government couldn’t care less about these legal proceedings."

Nicaragua Withdraws Its Troops From the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tomas   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 16:33
For immediate release
September 6, 2012
Contact: Hendrik Voss, SOA Watch
202-425-5128, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

President Daniel Ortega Made Decision After Meeting With Human Rights Advocates On September 4, 2012

Managua, Nicaragua - A delegation, organized by the Nicaragua Network and School of the Americas Watch, met with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on September 4, 2012 to demand the removal of Nicaraguan troops from the School of the Americas (SOA, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). In this meeting, President Ortega announced Nicaragua's withdraw from the notorious institution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 20:22
Caravan for Peace Protests in Front of School of the Americas PDF Print E-mail
On Friday, August 31, the Mexico Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity stopped at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia to highlight  the connection between SOA/WHINSEC and the thousands murdered during the past 6 years in the so-called “War on Drugs” in Mexico. Family members of the victims and their allies staged a die-in at the entrance to the base, leaving photographs of their loved ones, signs and crosses on the main entrance's sign.

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