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Apr 24, 2007
Focus: Education
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
Did you know that the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) has graduated death squad leaders, human rights abusers and at least 11 high ranking military officials who went on to become dictators? Even though the school changed its name in 2001 to "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation" in order to distract critics, known human rights abusers have again appeared in its enrollment lists.

The people of the Americas demand that the School of the Americas be shut down without delay. Take action NOW to make the SOA history.

Please join me in taking the first step to close this school of death.

Click here to send a message to your Representative in Congress, urging her or him to support legislation that will cut funding, suspend operations at the school and investigate its connection to human rights abuses. Follow-up with a phone call if you can. You can contact the DC office of your Representative by calling the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Make a difference by adding your voice to the chorus of millions of people in the Western Hemisphere who strive for a life free from military repression.

Click here to learn more about the School of the Americas, its graduates and the impact that it has had on Latin America.

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Father Roy Bourgeois
Founder, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch)
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Posted: Apr 24, 2007 9:44am

 

 
 
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