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November Vigil Updates:
Sun. 11:38 am Nashua Chantal is crossing over the fence onto Fort Benning (again -- third time!), with the vibrant crowd cheering "Close Down the SOA!"
Sun. 10:40 am:The solemn funeral procession has begun.
Sun. 9 am: Longtime peace activist and demonstrator, 83-year-old Eve Tetaz, of Washington, DC, successfully crossed the line onto Fort Benning, carrying with her a poster of one of the 43 students disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the verse from Isaiah 2:4, "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." More civil disobedience is expected this morning.
Sun. 8:30 am: Ain't gonna let no rainstorms turn us around! It's a wet morning but spirits are high at the gates. Veterans for Peace march is about to arrive.
Sat. 7 pm Packed rooms and engaging workshops in the Columbus Convention Center. Getting ready for the evening concert with Aparato, Sobrevivencia, OLMECA, and the Peace Poets.
Sat. 2:30 pm: The Puppetistas are performing a beautiful pageant of hope and resistance in front of the gates of Fort Benning, as the caravan of activists from the Stewart Detention Center are rolls in.
Sat. 2:25 pm: We just received footage from the arrests at the Stewart Detention Center: