Over the last few weeks, our movement has received a tremendous amount of support and coverage from journalists and film makers revealing the true nature of the School of Assassins (WHINSEC). TeleSur and Belly of the Beast have produced excellent short documentaries and videos that continue to expose the U.S. institution’s dark past.
“Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; its crimes around the world, its star graduates, why it exists and the movement to shut it down. Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders.” – December 5, 2015
“A group of high school students visits the infamous School of the Americas, now known as WHINSEC. Accompanied by former US Senate candidate, Charlie Hardy, the students challenge military officers and State Department officials with pointed questions about the institution’s dark past.” – Originally published on November 20th, 2015 by Belly of the Beast Films
We rallied and marched from Lumpkin, Georgia’s town square to the gates of Stewart Detention Center. Stewart is one of the largest private immigrant prisons in the country, profiting off of our brothers and husbands and sons; built by the same system of racism and violence that gave rise to the SOA/WHINSEC. Watch and share the video of Saturday’s protest:
Powerful speakers and musicians from across the Americas are set to perform, the puppetistas will pull off a massive theater pageant in the streets, followed by a solemn funeral procession to remember all those who have been murdered in the struggle. Mass mobilizations are a key element for the success of social justice movements.
As our movement builds strength and solidarity, we need to raise $15,000 by Sunday to pay for the rental of the Columbus Convention Center and the stage equipment. As a grassroots movement, SOAWatch depends on the generous donations of our supporters. Please donate here: http://SOAW.org/donate
Important locations during the November Vigil weekend:
SOA Watch would like to extend a special “thank you” acknoweldging all of our partners, sponsors, and endorsers that continue to express their solidarity and support by financing and volunteering for our advocacy efforts. We have exciting plans to achieve our vision of peace and justice for people across the Americas, none of which would be possible without sustained support.