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Tue, 17 Feb 2004
March 30: Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day to Close the SOA
in Washington, DC
List-Id: School of the Americas Watch <soaw.lists.mutualaid.org>
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March 27-30, 2004: SOA Watch Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day
Come to Washington, DC on March 30, 2004 and tell Congress to "Shut Down the
SOA! - No More Murder in Our Name and with Our Tax Money!"
The School of the Americas (SOA), now known as the "Western Hemisphere
Institute for Security Cooperation" (WHISC), has been pumping out assassins,
dictators and death squad leaders for the dirty work in Latin America since
1946 -- and is still at it.
The school continues to aide and influence Latin American militaries as a
way for the Pentagon to control the economic and political systems of Latin
America. Human rights abuses and attacks carried out by SOA graduates
continue today, especially as opposition to neo-liberal economic policies by
Latin America's marginalized people grows.
The Pentagon lobbies hard to keep money flowing for the SOA/WHISC. In
reacting to the growing public outcry, the Army operates (at taxpayers'
expense) a huge PR campaign that is directed at Congress. People throughout
the country are countering their attempts with grassroots power. The SOA
Watch movement is preparing for a large-scale Lobby Day in DC on March 30th.
A vote on the School of the Americas/ Western Hemisphere Institute for
Security Cooperation is coming up in the U.S. Congress in 2004! It is our
job to make sure that enough Representatives will be on board to vote
against the school. Hold your Representative accountable. Make plans to
come to Washington, DC and organize others to join you.
The SOA Watch Spring Mobilization will also include trainings, film
screenings, street theatre, nonviolent direct action, and social and
educational events. Visit www.SOAW.org for more information.
Come to Washington, DC for the SOA Watch Spring Mobilization from March
27-30, 2004 to continue the struggle! Call the SOA Watch office in
Washington, DC at (202) 234 3440 to receive an Organizing Packet.
Schedule of Events:
Housing in Washington, DC:
Transportation to Washington, DC:
Local Organizing Contacts:
Tips for Sceduling a Meeting with Congress:
Sample Press Release
Download the Word document, taylor the information and send it to radio
stations, newspapers and local TV stations in your area. Media work is
important to get the word out and you can help:
SOA Watch ~ PO Box 4566 ~ Washington DC 20017 ~ (202)234-3440 ~ www.soaw.org
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