Friday, February 01, 2008

The new edition of Presente !, the journal of the School of the Americas Watch, will soon be available. What is the 'School of the Americas' ? Basically it is the "torture academy" in which the US military trains South American security forces in their version of counter-insurgency techniques. The proper place to apply the electrodes maybe ? The SOAW is looking for distributors for their magazine, and you can learn more and sign up by going to their website.
Also on the SOAW website: the results of recent (today) results of trials in Columbus, Georgia in which various activists in the SOAW were sentenced to a varying number of prison terms for their actions last November at the SOAW vigil at Fort Benning, Georgia. Most (all?) of those tried were people of the Christian faith who were convinced that they had to "bear witness" against the injustice perpetuated by the SOA. Sentences varied from 30 days to 90 days for their acts of civil disobedience at the vigil. To learn more go to the website highlighted above.

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