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laproject.gif The Americas have a strong legacy of resistance. From the Mapuche struggle for land and autonomy against the conquistadors to the successful fight against the water privatization in Cochabamba in Bolivia in 2000 - no decade has passed without seeing people coming together to fight subjugation.
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21st Century Border: The Militarization of the Border and the Militarization of Mexico 12544
Stop the Racist Terror: State Sponsored Violence at Home and Abroad 15921
Protests Light Up Long Honduran Night 21374
SOA Instructor Who Oversaw Dozens of Killings Commands US-Aided Unit 23540
SOA Grads in the News 2013 11497
20-Year Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising in Mexico 102004
Remilitarization in Haiti 155017
Refusing to Forget History: Mixing it up at the ex-School of Americas 24242
Pentagon Secrecy 30773
No Más Sangre - No More Bloodshed 47030
Resist Militarization! 17999
Paraguay: Americas Social Forum Continues Struggle to Dismantle Neoliberalism 1738812
Colombian court strikes down U.S. defense agreement 36022
Paraguay: Controversy Over Troop Deployment 49032
Seven Bases 58639
Unsettling Revelations 16276
Colombian Bases for Training and Operations 39966
The Demarest Factor 65335
Fr. Roy Bourgeois threatened with excommunication 97655
Hemispheric Anti-Militarization Forum 161312
Senate Report Ties Rumsfeld to Torture 26688
The Fight for Social Justice in Paraguay 56882
Never Again a Military Parade 20000
Fernando Lugo Wins Elections in Paraguay 17187
The SOA and Violence Against Women 34713
SOA Watch in Colombia 41896
Gangs and the SOA 990087
Oaxaca Libre 53787
 
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Download the Spring 2016 issue of Presente

The Spring issue contains mobilizing information for the SOA Watch Border Convergence, which is taking place from October 7-10, 2016 at the US/Mexico border in Nogales, and also focuses on recent developments in Latin America and within the SOA Watch movement.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Spring 2016 issue.

As this issue of Presente went to print, our hearts were heavy. The assassination of our dear friend and comrade Berta Cáceres, and the increased repression against social movement groups, have left us shocked and saddened. SOA Watch Latin America liaison Brigitte Gynther traveled to Honduras the morning after she learned about the assassination and has been coordinating SOA Watch’s response together with our partner groups on the ground. If you do not already receive Urgent Action emails from us, please click here to sign up now.

The recent decision by the U.S. judge in North Carolina to extradite one of the perpetrators of the 1989 massacre at the University of San Salvador gives us hope that justice will prevail in the end. It will take all of us to create change! Please join us as we mobilize to the U.S./Mexico border from October 7-10, 2016!

Other articles in this issue cover a protest by SOA Watch in Chile against US bases in Latin America, the FBI surveillance of SOA Watch, updates from Colombia and Mexico, news about the first Border Patrol agent to receive training at WHINSEC, background information about Direct Action, the Youth Encuentro in Guatemala, and more.

Download this issue of Presente here.

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SOA Violence
Image SOA Grads Responsible For UCA Massacre Face Extradition, Military Officers Arrested in El Salvador The 1989 massacre of 16-year-old Celina Ramos, her mother Elba Ramos, and six Jesuit priests in El Salvador, that galvanized opposition to the U.S. relationship with Central American death squads and that sparked the movement to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, is making headlines again.
 
Survivors
International Human Rights Encuentro in Bajo Aguán, Honduras

fathermila.jpgInterview with Father Fausto Mila in Honduras

SOA Watch participated in the International Human Rights Encuentro in Honduras in February 2012. Laura Jung spoke with Father Fausto Milla, a religious leader in the Honduran movement who has been persecuted by the State of Honduras.  

Local Organizing
For 25 Years the SOA Watch Movement has been on a Journey A journey to live into the radical hope that marked the lives of  14-year-old Celina Ramos, her mother Elba, and Jesuit priest dissidents Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, SJ.
 
Direct Action
Moving the 2016 November Vigil to the Border? The 2015 Vigil is still going to take place at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, but there are discussions within the SOA Watch movement to move the 2016 vigil to the militarized U.S./Mexico border. What do you think?
Legislation
Image Latin American Resistance & U.S. Solidarity Latin America has a 500 year history of resistance to the violence of colonialism, militarization, and elite domination. It is a legacy to treasure and honor.
 
SOA Watch in Latin America
SOA Watch Chile Declassified List with Names of WHINSEC Graduates

By Pablo Ruiz, Equipo Latinoamericano of SOA Watch
 
SOAW Chile achieved an important victory; to declassify the names of over 760 Chilean soldiers who took courses at the School of the Americas/WHINSEC during the past decade.

Anti-Oppression
Image Looking Back to Move Ahead I was asked to write a piece about people of color organizing to attend the 2009 SOA Watch vigil and about our plans for 2010. I believe everything happens for a reason.
 
Artists
Ron Teska Ron Teska, a stone carver and organizer from Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania worked on this piece of art throughout the November Vigil weekend in Georgia.
 
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