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SOA Watch Update
October 13, 2005

1. What to Expect at Fort Benning this November
2. November Information & Resources
3. Tabling at this year?s Vigil
4. Fall Tours Headed your Way


?Today, countries from Venezuela to Argentina are "out of control," from the perspective of Washington planners. Popular forces are challenging structures of domination and exploitation in a region of great economic and strategic significance. The reaction is all too predictable. The single year 2002-3 registered more than a 50% increase in Latin American military trained by the U.S. Police are being trained in military tactics....

The record of what has been done under similar circumstances by graduates of the School of the Americas is grim and sordid. Current signs are ominous. The vigil you are conducting should help alert our country to the serious threats that lie ahead, unless we act to bring these crimes to an end.? ? Noam Chomsky, linguist and historian

?What to Expect at Fort Benning? offers a brief look at the November 18-20 Vigil to Close the SOA weekend, including:

--> What can we expect? http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1095#expect
--> Decision-making: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1095#decision
--> Affinity groups: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1095#affinity
--> Nonviolence trainings: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1095#trainings

View the weekend?s SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1059

Lee esta informaci?n en ESPA?OL: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1126


RIDE BOARD: The November ride board is up and running! If you need a ride to Georgia, post your contact info and where you?re leaving from. If you and your local group are organizing a bus or van, post information so that others can sign up, too! Find the ride board here: http://www.soaw.org/ride.php

FAMILY PROGRAM at this year?s VIGIL: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1194

ACCESSIBILTY at the VIGIL: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1167 ? Including ASL interpretation, access areas, Braille programs, Spanish to English interpretation and more!

FLYERS for the Vigil: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=999
FLYERS about the SOA: http://www.soaw.org/sub.php?id=29

HOTEL and CAMPING Information: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1001. For the latest and most updated info about hotel availability, contact the Columbus Visitor's Bureau at 706-322-1613 or 1-800-999-1613.

TRAVEL INFO: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1000

INFO on ?Crossing the Line? at this year?s vigil: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1098. Read more about legal issues of civil disobedience at Fort Benning: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=845.

SOA WATCH LOCAL GROUPS: http://www.soaw.org/groups.php -- Get connected with others in your community!


The SOA Watch Vigil has become a leading opportunity for organizations working on peace and justice in the U.S. and in Latin America, as well as other progressive issues, to connect with new activists and each other. The distribution of information and the sale of educational materials have become integral to the overall purpose of the Vigil.

A number of half tables and whole tables are available for this year?s gathering. Tabling will happen in the same two locations as last year, on Fort Benning Road at the gates of Fort Benning and at the Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

Are you interested in reserving a table for your organization or group? Click here for more information, including locations, times, donation and contact information: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=1188


More exciting fall speaking tours making connections between the SOA and struggles for justice around the hemisphere are getting into gear, with groups traveling around the country in preparation for the Vigil to Close the SOA. Some of these include ?Surviving the Dirty War,? ?Women Confronting Globalization? and ?Fire the Boss? ? featuring speakers from Chiapas, Mexico, worker-run factories in Argentina and more.

To read more about these tours and find out who is coming to your community, visit: http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=999&cat=97


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