SOA Watch stands in solidarity with the anti-war and international activists whose homes were raided by the FBI. On Friday, September 24, 2010 the FBI raided seven houses and an office in Chicago and Minneapolis in an attempt to collect evidence of 'material support' of terrorism. The FBI also handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to eleven activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. These raids were aimed at those who dedicate their time and energy to supporting the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against U.S. funded occupation and war.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:52
Help advertise for the November Vigil Order your palm cards today!
Written by Liz Albanese
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 18:52
SOA Watch printed glossy color front-and-back 3.25" x 3.5" palm cards to advertise the November 19-21, 2010 vigil at the gates of Fort Benning. They are a great way to mobilize your community for this year's event.
Palm cards come in packs of 150 for only $6. For more details and to order, click here or click the image to your right.
With your help we will get the palm cards distributed far and wide and grow attendence at the vigil!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:42
Urgent Please Help / SOAW Activist Assulted, Unarmed Peasants Being Attacked Right Now
Written by Becca Polk
Friday, 10 September 2010 21:44
New video about repression against the community: (Aprox. 15 minutes)
To read Palmer Legare's letter from Sept 2, 2010 click here.
ACTION NEEDED URGENTLY
(Already responded to previous alerts about the community Saquimo Setaña? Please respond again with your concern about the continued negligence of the authorities.) *Please immediately call the governor of the department of Altaverapaz at 011 (502) 7951 4311 * Please immediately email President Alvaro Colom at
It is very important to please also cc:
If possible please also cc your members of congress.
For the demands of the members of Saquimo Setaña and CUC please click here.
Please write in English or Spanish your concern about the situation. Your email can be brief or long but it is important that government officials know they are being monitored. If possible, please write an email in your own words. Please include your location in the email.
Connecting the Dots: SOA Watch activists join Bolivian and U.S. partners in the struggle against impunity
Written by Liz Albanese
Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:24
Just last week SOA Watch founder, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, and SOA Watch Partnership America Latina (PAL) Director, Lisa Sullivan arrived in La Paz, Bolivia upon invitation to accompany four men who have been struggling against impunity and injustice in Bolivia and in the U.S. since Black October in 2003. For a full report back from Lisa and more photos, click here.
THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND
THE COLOMBIAN BASE AT PALANQUERO
As members of the SOA
Watch delegation to Colombia, we are deeply concerned about the U.S.-Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement signed on October 30, 2009, by which Colombia permits the U.S. to use seven
Colombian military bases. We are in Colombia in order to express our solidarity
with Colombians and other Latin Americans in protesting and denouncing this
agreement, and we commit ourselves to continue this struggle in the U.S.
In an article entitled
“Yankees Welcome,” the Colombian magazine Semana (October 31, 2009) analyzed the agreement, noting with concern a separate U.S.
Air Force document which reveals the strategic interests of the Pentagon in
upgrading the Colombian base at Palanquero, one of the seven bases included in
the agreement. (This article in Semana can be found athttp://www.semana.com/noticias-nacion/yankees-welcome/130763.aspx )