|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?
So let's take the vigil to the border - with humility and conscientiousness, as well as that perseverance and fight that has characterized our movement.
written by Nico Udu-gama, September 01, 2015
For 25 Years the SOA Watch Movement has been on a Journey
written by Liz Deligio, September 01, 2015
The collective wisdom is moving us to respond to today's realities
written by Fr. Roy Bourgeois, September 01, 2015
Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario
written by Francisco Lopez, September 01, 2015
written by Jeremy John, September 01, 2015
Popular Resistance Will Support SOA Watch Either Way
written by Kevin Zeese, September 01, 2015
written by Bro. Mark Schroeder, O.F.M., September 01, 2015
Border sounds good
written by Chuck Kaufman, September 01, 2015
Expanded relevance, challenges in specific participation
written by Chuck Warpehoski, September 01, 2015
written by Ana Maria Vasquez, September 01, 2015
militarization has evolved, and so should this movement
written by Nick Copeland, September 01, 2015
No Need To Relocate - Stewart Detention Center in SOA's Backyard
written by A. Stuesse, September 01, 2015
volunteer with Border Patrol Victims Network
written by Richard Boren, September 02, 2015
written by Pablo Orozco-Castro, September 02, 2015
Undocumented and Unafraid / Sin Documentos y Sin Miedo
written by Pancho Ramos-Stierle, September 02, 2015
written by Jane Stillwater, September 02, 2015
written by Mario Quijano, September 02, 2015
Current US Immigration Policy is
written by A J MacDonald Jr , September 02, 2015
Past President of the Board of BorderLinks and SOAW Prisoner of Conscience
written by Ken Kennon, September 02, 2015
written by anamaria ashwell, September 02, 2015
This Makes So Much Sense!
written by Steve Pavey, September 02, 2015
"We must create a thousand Vietnams" - protest wherever a Mexican official shows up
written by Mario Quijano, September 03, 2015
written by Robert Graf, October 14, 2015
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.
Interview 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.
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.
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If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky
A challenging new documentary has quickly become one of the
widest-reaching films to encapsulate the history of the SOA Watch
An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.