Presbyterians Participate in Vigil to Close the SOA

For the 17th straight year, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship participated in the November rally and vigil at the gates of Fort Benning to call for closing the School of Americas/WHINSEC. The weekend was filled with vibrant witness as the gathering of thousands participated in both traditional and creative new actions.

Close the SOA! Vigil Weekend November 22-24

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the annual vigil in Columbus, Georgia to close the School of Americas/WHINSEC. Thousands will gather at the gates of Fort Benning, with speakers, music, street theater, workshops and networking with people from across the Americas. We come together where the killers are trained to demand an end to US militarization and to impunity.

Presbyterian Gathering at SOA Watch Vigil

Friday, November 22, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship this weekend at the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia.

Click here for details. For more information, please email Marilyn White at marwhite@igc.org or call 512-450-2766.

Close the SOA! November 16-19

Join us in Georgia!

Nicaragua Withdraws its Troops from SOA/WHINSEC

from SOA Watch

President Daniel Ortega Made Decision After Meeting With Human Rights Advocates On September 4, 2012

Hope: A Message to the Movement

A Letter from Theresa Cusimano, SOA Watch Prisoner of Conscience

Ecuador Will Not Send More Soldiers to the SOA

Carrying a Cross at the SOA Vigil

by Shannan Vance-Ocampo

"Guillermo de Jesús Ariza."

That was the name on the cross that I was given to carry at the School of the Americas Vigil last weekend.   The SOA research team writes this about the massacre that Guillermo was killed in thirteen years ago:

“On 11 November 1988 heavily armed men drove in trucks into the center of Segovia, opened fire and threw grenades indiscriminately, killing 43 people, including three children, and wounding over 50 others. The regular garrisons of the police and military (belonging to the Batallón Bomboná of the 16th Brigade) stood by while the killers moved freely through the town for over an hour.

Tax Dollars at War

Occupy Fort Benning

Shut Down the School of the Americas

from SOAW.org

November 18-20, 2011: Thousands of social justice activists from across the Americas will occupy the main gates of Fort Benning, Georgia to call for an end to U.S. militarization and for the closure of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly the School of Americas.