SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois, Field Organizer Maria Luisa Rosal, our newest Council member Kevin Moran, and long-time SOA Watch activist Irene Rojas DeCambias are currently walking 120 miles from Fort Benning, Georgia to Atlanta, Georgia, to call attention to the SOA, drone warfare, and the persecution of immigrants. Follow their walk on twitter, read daily updates on facebook and on SOAW.org (or join them on the walk).
Send good energy to the walkers, who are currently on their way from Fort Benning to Atlanta, Georgia!
If you want to join them for a few miles or a few days along the way, here is their schedule: http://soaw.org/#schedule
The Right to Peace Walk concludes on Saturday, May 3 at Georgia Tech, where millions of Pentagon dollars fund research into further development of killer drones to be used in wars, often undeclared, with civilian populations too many times the victims.
The Walk began April 26 at Ft. Benning, site of the School of the Americas where for decades Latin American troops have been trained in counter-insurgency and population control methods that have been used aginst peasants, indigenous people, union members, students, faith and community leaders seeking equity and justice. The base is also now a testing site for killer drones.
US militarism in all its forms exacts an unbearable price on the human rights not just of the people of this country where education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and so much more are sacrificed to pay for the policies of endless war.
It is the people of the world who bear the brunt of death and injuries in the millions, the loss of homes and workplaces, the destruction of land and water resources and the misery of displacement.
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition demands a complete and total ban on the research, development, manufacture, testing and use of killer drones
Join us Saturday, May 3. More information check out the following linkhttp://georgiapeace.org/
The Right to Peace Walk Schedule & Outline
Sunday, April 27: Alterna Community Forum, LaGrange, Georgia. Walk begins at EL Refugio, Lumpkin to Stewart Detention Center
Monday, April 28: Walk begins at LaGrange to Hogansville
Wednesday, April 30: Walk begins at Newnan to Peachtree City
Thursday, May 1: Walk begins at Peachtree City to Jonesboro
Friday, May 2: Walk begins at King Center, Atlanta to Federal Prison, Georgia State University, Georgia State Capitol Press Conference, Atlanta City Detention Center, ICE Building Immigration Court, Federal Prison
Saturday, May 3: Walk begins at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Atlanta to GA Tech 2:00–3:30 Mass Rally with feature speakers: Father Roy Bourgeois,Medea Benjamin, renowned activist from CodePink, as well as Azadeh Shahshahani, President, National Lawyers Guild; National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director, ACLU of Georgia.
More information about the walk will be posted at http://GeorgiaPeace.org