Wednesday, November 18, 2009

JOIN Weekend SOAW Events and/or Support the Efforts to Change US Foreign Policy

Making a last minute decision to join the mobilization to close the SOA and you still need a hotel room? Most of the hotels in and around Columbus, Georgia are sold out for the weekend but SOA Watch Austin has 20 rooms at the new Country Inn (exit 10 I-185) available. Contact Ken at 512 750-4647 or if you would like a room (2 queen beds, non smoking, $85 per room).

This Weekend: Join us at the Gates of Fort Benning, Georgia for the Mass Mobilization to Close the SOA and to Change U.S. Foreign Policy
The movement to close the infamous "School of the Americas" will bring together thousands of human rights activists, torture survivors, veterans, faith-based communities, union workers, students, musicians and others from across the Americas for a Vigil, Rally, Funeral Procession and Nonviolent Direct Action to close the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, GA from November 20-22.

Organizers for justice in the Americas have been gathering at the gates of Ft. Benning since 1990, and as our demonstration against the SOA has evolved into one of the most vibrant anti-militarization convergences in the United States, we continue to learn from one another's stories, tactics, ideas, information, theater, friendships, trainings, workshops, films, and more, click here to see the schedule of events!

Bertha Oliva, the founder and coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared (COFADEH) will travel from Honduras to join the mobilization. Bernardo Vivas from the Cacraica Community for Self-Determination, Life, and Dignity is coming from Colombia to speak out at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based worker organization whose members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants are traveling up from Florida. Celebrity entertainers such as the Indigo Girls and Rebel Diaz will attend as well.

Much more info at SOAW dot org ! Check the site out and support the closing of the "School of Assassins" as it's called often.

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