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Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
BTL:U.S. Army's School of the Americas Target of Anti-Terrorism Campaign (tags)
Last year, the school was renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, but opponents assert that a new name has changed nothing. They continue their campaign demanding that Congress cut funding to the school and close it down. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Father Bourgeois about the movement to close the School of the America's and the upcoming protest.