Update: August 9th Day of Action Print
Monday, 12 August 2013 18:04

Last Friday, August 9th, SOA Watch supporters in four cities held actions to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the first direct action to call attention to the training of repressive military forces at Fort Benning.  These actions were planned together with SOA Watch staff canvassing the streets of Washington DC, and founder Roy Bourgeois fasting for 24 hours at the gates of the SOA/WHINSEC in Georgia.

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We would like to thank all of the community members who came together and mobilized for August 9th, and send our support to all others who used the auspicious date as a time to organize against militarization and oppression.

Without the support of the grassroots, popular movements cannot carry the torch of justice into the halls of power.  Public convergences such as these help to spread the word about the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, and the issues which are connected with it.  Continue taking it to the streets, gente, and never stop speaking truth to power.

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