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SOA Watch is and always will be a grassroots movement to close the SOA/ WHINSEC, reveal the truth and demand accountability for US intervention in Latin America. Every letter, phone call, video showing, vigil, demonstration and donation count!

SOA Watch Working Groups

Working groups are made up of individuals who dedicate their time to work on a specific area of the campaign to close the SOA/ WHINSEC. As a grassroots movement, the power is in the people involved! Click here to read more about each of these working groups, and to find out ways you can plug in to this important work.

Legislative Action

Click here for updates on current legislation to close the SOA/ WHINSEC, tips on lobbying your Members of Congress and more!

Prisoners of Conscience

Prison witness has been a core element of the SOA Watch movement since its beginning, and 245 SOA Watch human rights defenders have collectively spent over 100 years in prison. Click here to learn more and to find out ways you can support these and other political prisoners.

Local Groups

Find a local SOA Watch group in your town. Connect with others in your region who are working to close the SOA/ WHINSEC. Check the calander of events to view local and regional meetings, or to add an event in your area.

Media Outreach

Media coverage significantly magnifies our voices, and it?s up to all of us to generate media coverage of the SOA/ WHINSEC and efforts to close it down. Click here for media tips, sample press releases and much more.

Student and Youth

Click here for student and youth organizing contacts around the country.


Inspired by an amazing response to new research introduced by SOA Watch in early 2004, the Research Working Group decided to expand their methods of researching the abuses associated with the training provided at the SOA/ WHINSEC. Click here to find out more.

Action History

Read about past November vigils, fasts, direct actions and other aspects of the campaign to close the SOA/ WHINSEC.

Statements of Support & Solidarity

Read statements supporting the SOA Watch movement from labor unions, social justice organizations, religious leadership and more.