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SOA Watch News & Updates
April Days of Action Video Recap
Keeping Up the Pressure in Washington, DC

SOA Watch had a presence inside and outside of the Congressional Office buildings ob Capitol Hill in Washington, DC over the past week.

Video 1: Street Theater at the Capitol South Metro Station while Congressional staffers are leaving their offices. Video by Eddie Becker.
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Video 2: Die-in at Capitol South Metro harassed by Metro Transit police. Video by Luke.
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Video 3: HispanTV news report about the die-in in Spanish language. Video by HispanTV.
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Video 4: SOA Watch Joins the Rally for Immigration Reform at the U.S. Capitol. News segment by RT America.
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To read an update about the original co-sponsors that we gained for the bill to suspend operations at the SOA/ WHINSEC as a result of the lobby days, to read about the concert, the lobby training, to view photos and more, visit the SOA Watch webpage at SOAW.org

P.S. Save the date and start to spread the word about the November Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. We will gather from November 22-24 at the place where the killers are being trained. Click here to order a stack of outreach palm cards.

P.P.S. Grassroots organizing costs money. Please make a generous donation to SOA Watch today to keep the movement strong.

SOA Watch in Honduras
Urge the Honduran government to respect the Rio Blanco Indigenous Community

Yesterday morning the police evicted the Rio Blanco community's blockade of the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project, which the Indigenous Lenca community is demanding withdrawal from their territory. E-mail or call the Honduran authorities to demand they respect the Rio Blanco community.

Click here for more information and to take action.

Not everyone was able to join us in the streets of DC:

SOA Watch Prisoner of Conscience Nashua Chantal
Photo by Tom Bottolene

Nash has again been transferred – hopefully for the last time. He is now at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Florida. The BOP describes the prison as ”a low security facility housing female inmates with an adjacent detention center that houses administrative security level male inmates.” That sounds as if Nash might experience better conditions than those at the Atlanta Penitentiary.

His mailing address is:

Robert Chantal #92461-020
FCI Tallahassee
Federal Correctional Institution
501 Capital Circle, NE
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Please send letters to Nashua and keep his spirit strong while he is serving six months in prison for carrying our protest against the School of the Americas over the fence and onto the Fort Benning military base in November 2012.
SOA Watch is looking for a Field Organizer.

SOA Watch in Venezuela to Observe Elections

A delegation of SOA Watch activists is currently in Venezuela to express solidarity with the social justice movements there during a historically important time. April 11-13 are the dates of the US-backed and SOA graduate-led coup in 2002. Today, we are participating in the anniversary celebration of the successful overturning of the coup when Hugo Chavez returned to the presidential palace on the 13th of April.

Tomorrow on April 14, there will be presidential elections, where we will switch gears and serve as international, nonpartisan election observers.

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