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Agreements from the First “Encuentro of the Americas: Resisting Militarization and Promoting a Culture of Peace”. PDF Print E-mail
Encuentro of the Americas: Resisting Militarization and Promoting a Culture of PeaceRepresentatives of diverse social organizations of the Americas, from 19 countries of our continent, met in Sanare Venezuela between June 21 and 25 2010, and agreed to the following:

1. We express our solidarity with the people of Honduras through a document drafted at the Encuentro and made public that reflects our position and support for the Resistance. In addition, we call for actions in each of our countries in support of the Resistance movement in Honduras.

2. We support the vigil organized by SOA Watch in Georgia each November, and propose the organization of simultaneous vigils between November 19-21 2010 in front of foreign military bases in Colombia and Honduras, at ILEA in El Salvador, in front of U.S. embassies, as well as other identified locations in each of our countries.

3. We call for the promotion of coalitions of organizations in our countries to support the re-launching of the Continental Campaign against Foreign Military Bases, beginning with the Social Forum of the Americas that will take place in Paraguay from August 11-15, 2010, as well as the promotion of popular consultations against the bases.
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Delegation to the Americas Social Forum in Paraguay PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Monday, 12 July 2010 14:27

¡Otra America es posible!
SOA Watch and Task Force on the Americas Delegation
Fourth Americas Social Forum
Asunción, Paraguay
August 9-15, 2010

 

Join 15,000 people representing 150 organizations.Americas Social Forum

The Americas Social Forum is part of the process of the World Social Forum started in 2001, which has become a bright opportunity to articulate social initiatives, develop critical thinking and construct alternatives to the neoliberal order on the common belief that "another world is possible."

This year’s topics include militarization and imperial domination strategies, alternatives of resistance of the people and defense and transformation of conditions and ways of life against predatory capitalism. 

Last Updated on Monday, 12 July 2010 23:38
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November Vigil to Close the SOA PDF Print E-mail

Join thousands at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia from November 19-21, 2010 for the annual November Vigil to Close the SOA. Take a stand for justice and speak out for human rights, sovereignty, and self-determination.

Commemorate the victims of SOA terror, end militarization and change oppressive U.S. foreign policy.

Together, we will make the SOA history and create a culture of justice and peace!

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Declaration from the Encuentro of Peoples: Resisting Militarism and Promoting a Culture of Peace PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 July 2010 19:11

Sanare, Venezuela, June 25, 2010

We, the delegates from the undersigned organizations of the First Encuentro of the Peoples: Resisting Militarism and Promoting a Culture of Peace, hailing from nineteen countries of the Hemisphere - Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, México, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the United States and Canada - declare the following:

During the five days of the Encuentro, we reflected on the militarization of the Americas and particularly on the coup in Honduras, both of which represent a backwards movement and a danger for the democracies of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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SOA Watch Encuentro PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hendrik Voss   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 15:11

From June 21-26, 2010, grassroots activists from across the Americas will come together in Venezuela.

Representatives from 16 Latin American countries will join an equal number of representatives from North American SOA Watch grassroots groups. Click here to view the list of participants.

This South-North SOA Watch Encuentro will connect activists from both sides of the Rio Grande to find ways to work together to close the SOA, while opening new doors of relating to one another with dignity.

The SOA Watch Encuentro builds upon the efforts of SOA Watch’s Partnership America Latina (PAL), an initiative that seeks to connect the SOA Watch movement in North with those affected by the school in the South.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 15:27
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