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íPresente!

Tuesday
Nov 21st
Street Theater to Close the SOA PDF Print E-mail
Human rights activists staged a street theater action and passed out fliers in front of the Capitol South metro station in Washington, DC to remind hundreds of congressional staffers who passed by, that the decisions that they are making on Capitol Hill are causing death and suffering in Latin America.










Educate your community

This street theater action can be easily replicated. Military uniforms are being sold for as little as $10 per outfit at military surplus stores and at thrift stores near military bases across the country. What else do you need? Cardboard-cut-out-guns, white T-Shirts, red paint, possibly a banner and a bunch of fliers to hand out to passerby's.   

Here is a general tri-fold flyer about the SOA and the campaign to shut it down that you could use to make copies:
Frontpage: http://soaw.org/docs/outside2010.pdf
Backpage: http://soaw.org/docs/inside2010.pdf


Stage the street theater in a high traffic area in your community or in front of the congressional office of your Member of Congress if she/he has not gone on record against the School of the Americas. In addition, you could also invite the local media to cover the protest, take pictures and post them on blogs and social networking pages, borrow a bullhorn from your union local and have a speaker on the scene who can give background information while the street theater is taking place. However, don't let the perfect become the enemy of the good - a basic action that is drawing attention is better than an action that is not happening because the preparations would be too involved. Contact SOA Watch at 202-234-3440 and let us know about your local events!

Click here for more ideas on local organizing and possible activities for your local SOA Watch group.

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Well done!
written by Jane, April 22, 2010
Thank you for keeping up the struggle for peace.
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Fabo! ...
written by Chuck Booker-Hirsch, May 05, 2010
Please let me know when you do something like this again. I have participated in SOA-related street theater in the past & would love to participate again -- esp. now that I live in the area! -- Chuck B-H, POC, 2002
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JUNE 28, 2010 - Take Action in Solidarity with the People of Honduras
written by SOA Watch, May 12, 2010
Take Action in Solidarity with the People of Honduras

June 28 marks the one-year anniversary of the SOA graduate-led military coup against the democratically elected government of Honduras.

Mobilize your community. Organize a street theater action in your town to call attention to the ongoing SOA violence in Honduras.
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