Report-Back From The SOA Watch Border Encuentro

By Sarah Lazare, -

At the heart of this year’s School of the Americas Watch Border Encuentro in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora from November 16-18 was increasing awareness of the militarization and expansion of the [...]

SOA Watch Spring Days of Action

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By Staff of SOA Watch. SOA Watch's 2017 Spring Days of Action are now through May 12, 2017! During the next month, we want you king you to contact your Representative and/or take part in actions [...]

US Court Protects ‘School Of The Assassins’ Graduates

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By Staff of Tele Sur - Since the Cold War the school has provided counterinsurgency training to a number of Latin American dictators and death squad members. A U.S. court has sided with the [...]

18 US Trained Military Arrested In Guatemala

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge, -

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge for NCR - In a daring and historic move just one week before a new president takes office, Guatemalan authorities arrested 18 former high-ranking military men Jan. [...]

The U.S. School That Trains Dictators And Death Squads

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By Staff of Empire Files - On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of [...]

Empire Files: U.S. School Trains Dictators And Death Squads

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By Staff of The Real News - For the last 25 years, people from all over the U.S. have converged at the gates of the Fort Benning U.S. Army base in Georgia. They come with thousands of crosses [...]

Report From The Frontline Of Resistance In America

By David Stocker, -

By David Stocker for Counterpunch. I went to Columbus to attend the annual School of the Americas (SOA) protest and to meet the remarkable and controversial Roy Bourgeois, former Catholic priest [...]

‘School of Assassins’: Protests Demand Closure of Training Camp

By Nadia Prupis, -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Thousands of activists and dozens of peace groups converged this weekend in Georgia to call for the closure of the School of Americas (SOA or WHINSEC), a [...]

SOA Watch Spring Action: Growing Stronger Together

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School of the Americas Watch is mobilizing this April for our Spring Days of Action (SDOA). Our 2015 SDOA theme is "Growing Stronger Together - Resisting the 'Drug War' Across the Americas". [...]

SOA Grads Continue To Make Headlines Throughout The Americas

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In just the first two months of 2015, we have been horrified, though not surprised, to learn of the continued repression by SOA/WHINSEC graduates against their own people. As the US continues to [...]

SOA Watch Marks 25th Year Of Speaking Out

By Linda Cooper and James Hodge, -

This November marks the 25th year that SOA Watch -- a human rights group founded by Roy Bourgeois -- has organized demonstrations outside Fort Benning, Ga., home of the U.S. Army's controversial [...]

Victory: First Amendment Triumph Over Fort Benning

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Thanks to a letter signed by our friends and human rights defenders throughout Latin America, including Nobel Peace Prize recipient Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, as well as 75 organizational letters of [...]

Georgia Right To Peace Walk Calls Attention To Killer Drones

By Maria Luisa, -

After 8 days and 120 miles, the Georgia Right to Peace Walk, sponsored and organized by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition (GPJC), came to an exciting end. The walk, which began at the gates [...]

SOA Watch Walks From Ft. Benning To Atlanta To Protest Drones & Immigrant Persecution

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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 [...]

How School Of The Americas Watch’s Perseverance Is Paying Off

By Ken Butigan, -

It is possible that successful closure of the school is on its way, rooted in a number of strategies the SOA Watch has been pursuing. In addition to the annual vigil in Georgia, it has also [...]