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From Bases in Colombia to Detention Centers in Georgia, End US Militarization Now! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becca Polk   
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:24

SOA Watch calls for justice for all immigrants including those held inhumanely and without due process at the Stewart Detention Center, an isolated, for-profit facility. We contend that many immigrants to the United States, particularly those from Latin American, are victims of U.S.-sponsored military training and other atrocious policies around issues like trade and immigration. In our fight to close the SOA, we continue to work towards a world that is free of domination and violence. We recognize the existence of SOA/WHINSEC and our unjust immigration policies as being parts of the same racist system of oppression. SOA Watch allies itself with those most affected by U.S.-backed violence in an effort to create a just world.

Stewart Detention Center Vigil IV: No one is Illegal - Justice for Immigrants
Date : Friday November 19th, 2010
Time : 10:00 - 12:00
Location : Lumpkin, GA

Take a stand against unjust immigration policies and state-sponsored militarization as we gather outside the Stewart Detention Center, a for-profit immigrant detention, housing of over 1,750 men primarily from Latin America. The Stewart Detention Center and its parent corporation, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), has been the subject of scrutiny for many years as a growing number of alleged violations of human rights and detention standards at their for-profit prisons across the nation come to light.

Located in rural Lumpkin, Georgia, this detention center has become a focal point for human rights organizations, including Georgia Detention Watch, the ACLU of Georgia, Amnesty International, and School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch). The upcoming vigil will be held Friday, November 19th at 10 AM outside the detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia (only 45 miles outside Columbus, Georgia). This event coincides with the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas, November 19th-21st. We invite you to make plans to join us for this important event.

Check out last year's powerful immigrants' rights rally at the Stewart Detention Center.

For more on the business of detention, click here.

For more information, please contact Anton Flores-Maisonet at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (706) 302-9661.
To discuss transportation from SOA Watch Vigil or Columbus, GA please contact Becca at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (202)234-3440.       

Last Updated on Friday, 08 October 2010 17:14

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