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March 2017 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

This March 2017 in Honduras, its now come up to one year since indigenous activist Berta Caceres was murdered. There's a summary on the info out there who's arrested, who's not, and the links to US school of the americas of two involved in this crime. On roles of local corruption and international finance and the news on these. On dangerous smear campaigns and who they are targetting now. Also in March, community radio journalist received death threat. Another radio correspondent received death threat too, of Radio Progreso. A copinh community radio got attacked. A human rights defendered arrested 'by mistake'. Political cleaning contracts. And more unionised melon workers fired.

Georgetown Students Serve Uribe Subpoena (tags)

"Last week, students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC succeeded in serving Colombia's ex-president Álvaro Uribe with a subpoena to testify about paramilitary ties in Colombia. The Adios Uribe Coalition has campaigned since September to get Georgetown to drop Uribe as a 'Distinguished Scholar."

SOA Watch Acción (tags)

Información sobre nuestra protesta anual en Fort Benning, Georgia.

SOA Watch Call to Action (tags)

A Call to Action for the SOA Watch November vigil in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Homeless Veteran Activist Shares Horror Stories at First U-U Church (tags)

Anti-war homeless veteran and activist Maurice Martin delivered a chilling but moving presentation Friday, June 11 at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest. He talked about war crimes he witnessed or was involved in during his 18-month combat tour in El Salvador in 1974-75 and how his experiences there have haunted his life ever since. Martin also discussed the growing numbers of homeless veterans on our streets and what he and others are doing to help them.

November Vigil 2010 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia (tags)

November 18-21, 2010: Close the SOA and take a stand for justice in the Americas.

BTL:Protests in 19th Year Demand Closure of U.S. Military School for Latin American Soldie (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Nov. 20-22 Mass Mobilization to Close the SOA (tags)

Join DC activists for the November vigil in Georgia.

CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la soldadesca yanqui (tags)

CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la soldadesca yanqui

Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)

Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Honduras-The CIA Never Quits (tags)

The United States has intervened many times in Latin America and this is just the latest coup by the CIA there.

Remembering the past to change the future – We must hold the torture state accountable (tags)

“Get the good old syringe boys and fill it to the brim We’ve caught another nigger and we’ll operate on him Let someone take the handle who can work it with a vim Shouting the battle cry of freedom” A U.S. Army marching song composed during the Philippine War entitled “The Water Cure” to celebrate a version of waterboarding used on Filipinos “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Poet and philosopher, George Santayana

Free the "SOA6" - human rights activists sentenced to federal prison (tags)

Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)

Support the "SOA 6" who will put the School of the Americas on trial (tags)

Support the "SOA 6"

THE NIGHTMARE OF ALL TIME (tags)

Voting is a joke given the scope of genocidal blood drenched US idiocy globally. Much, much more must be done. Vote, then strike.................

Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)

Call it NAFTA on steroids.

Colombia: El “Cóndor made in USA” acecha (tags)

Si durante la operación de masacre de Raúl Reyes y sus compañeros fueron empleadas bombas GBU-12 Paveway II u otras pudiera parecer irrelevante a estas alturas...

New Killing Fields Discovered In Ciudad Juarez Mexico (tags)

Now again Mexican federal police report discovering a new mass grave containing numerous unidentified human bodies the exact number police are refusing to say. But usually reliable anonymous sources tell the Journal that up-wards of a dozen bodies have already been dig up plus two severed heads and three torsos

Sen. Lieberman Says Waterboarding Won’t Really Hurt You! (tags)

One of the prime enablers of the Bush-Cheney Gang has been Sen. “Turncoat Joe” Lieberman (IND-CT). This guy loves the Iraq War and is foaming at the mouth pushing for the U.S. to attack Iran. Now, he’s come out for waterboarding! Sen. Lieberman insists it isn’t torture. How would he like it if Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy, is waterboarded? Torture is inhumane. Would Sen. Lieberman like to have a torture school named after himself?

They're known as "Los Zetas (tags)

The men are known as the Zetas, former members of the Mexican army who defected to Mexico's so-called Gulf drug cartel in the late 1990s

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

S.O.A. vigil Jan 12, 2008 (tags)

The story of the School of the Americas, or School of the Assassins is a disturbing tale of such organized and planned terrorism; one would never believe it was real. Every year in Fort Benning, Georgia the people protest. This year we brought it to LA.

La activists travel to Fort Benning, Georgia for anti-militarization mobilization (tags)

Join LA area activists at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia at the vigil and nonviolent direct action to close the SOA and to change U.S. foreign policy.

Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at the School of the Americas (SOA) protest (tags)

CALLING ALL ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN / ANARCHIST PEOPLE OF COLOR (APOC) for an Anti-Authoritarian People of Color caucus at the convergence to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC).

Nobel Hypocrisy (tags)

The shameful awarding of the Peace Prize to a war criminal

Early CIA Involvement in Darfur Has Gone Unreported (tags)

There has been a glaring omission in the U.S. media presentation of the Darfur tragedy. The compassion demonstrated, mostly in words, until recently, has not been accompanied by a recognition of U.S. complicity, or at least involvement, in the war which has led to the enormous suffering and loss of life that has been taking place in Darfur for many years. In 1978 oil was discovered in Southern Sudan. Rebellious war began five years later and was led by John Garang, who had taken military training at infamous Fort Benning, Georgia.

Luis Posada Carriles, the White House terrorist (tags)

In an article published on April 10, 2007, president Fidel Castro declared, “Orders for Kathleen Cardone’s decision could only have come from the White House. President Bush constantly avoided the issue of the criminal and terrorist character of the accused. He was protected and charged with a simple immigration violation.”

Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism (tags)

Castillo, in his cool Asunción office, with the standard Paraguayan herbal tea, tereré in his hand, said these operations marked a shift in US military strategy. "The kind of training that used to just happen at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia is now decentralized," he explained. "The US military is now establishing new mechanisms of cooperation and training with armed forces." Combined efforts, such as MEDRETEs, are part of this agenda.

42 Democrats Vote for Torture School (tags)

On 6/21/07, 42 Democrats voted No on the McGovern Amendment which would have cut off funding to the torture school formerly known as the School of Americas (Assassins), now known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). 6 more votes were needed to pass it. All Reds and Greens would certainly have voted Yes and that is what makes Reds and Greens viable.

Boycott a Univision (tags)

Call to Noticiero Univision

Local Soldier, David T. Toomalatai, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Soldier enlisted 'to access all his dreams,' but died in Iraq. David Toomalatai, 19, spent time with his baby son before tour as a medic. He is the youngest South Bay fatality so far.

BTL:Protest at U.S. Military-Training School Builds Campaign to... (tags)

...Close School of the Americas/WHINSEC~Interview with Joao da Silva, communications coordinator with the School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Close the SOA! This weekend: Converge on Fort Benning, GA (tags)

Nov. 17-19 Vigil and non-violent direct action to close the SOA (WHINSEC).

Oaxaca- A victory in the Streets- 11/2/06 (tags)

This video is of the events in Oaxaca on Nov.2 in front of the university of Oaxaca when the federal police tried to break in and destroy the radio station, the people's main communication tool to each other, and to the outside world. The whole town came out to defend and fight back and they won a great victory.

Local Soldier, Matthew W. Creed, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Spc. Matthew Creed, a 2001 Charter Oak High School graduate, was killed by a sniper's bullet in Baghdad while on foot patrol.

Operation Cyclone & Terrorism (tags)

The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring the Hornet's Nest of Islamic Unrest

STAGING TORTURE TO STOP TORTURE (tags)

Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.

Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)

This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!

Stop the baby killers. (tags)

USA is planning to test Dangerous Chemicals and Drugs on Orphans and innocent Children worldwide. Stop the cruel Atrocities on Defenseless children. Just say NO to the Bush Gestapo.

Thousands to Rally to Demand - Closure of Controversial US Army Training School this Weeke (tags)

Mass Convergence at Fort Benning, Georgia November 19-20 to Close School of the Americas

Woman GI Publicly Resists War! (tags)

Army National Guard Specialist Katherine Jashinski, on active duty with the 111th ASG since January of this year, will make a public statement against war as a conscientious objector in the face of orders to participate in weapons training and deploy to the Middle East.

BTL:Campaign to Close U.S. Army School of the Americas Attracts... (tags)

...Bipartisan Support ~ Interview with Christy Pardew, communications coordinator of the School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

We Can Win; Now When We Take a Stand for Human Rights It Means More. . . (tags)

With legislation on the verge of passing to close the "School of the Assassins", the time has come this November to stand up against violence, torture, and war! This Nov. 18-20 we ask that all those who stand for justice and democracy join us at the gates of The U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC), in Fort Benning, Georgia. In November of 1989, 14-yr old Cecilia Ramos, her mother, and 6 Jesuit Priests were murdered by a Salvadoran Death Squad attempting to instill fear in anyone who raised their voice against El Salvador's military. This November - as the 15th anniversary of the SOA Watch movement and support for legislation HR 1217 on the verge of closing the school - we need YOU, your family and friends, to join us at the gates in Fort Benning to end the violence and demand justice and freedom.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

An Army Specialist from this Southern California desert town was among five soldiers killed by a powerful roadside bomb that shredded their heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a recent operation in Iraq, military officials said.

LEGENDARY ACTIVIST JOAN NORMAN PASSES ON (tags)

Cave Junction, Oregon - On July 23, legendary activist 72 year old Joan Norman was killed in a head on car collision on Highway 199 near the California border. Joan is dearly loved and revered by many; the news of her passing sends shockwaves through Southern Oregon and far beyond. Forest activists, friends, and family are now planning a solidarity forest defense action in her honor on August 2, 2005.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. William Dean Richardson, of Moreno Valley, enlisted after the 9/11 attacks.

outFarpress presents: Fr Roy Bourgeois on the School of the Americas (tags)

Father Roy Bourgeois is a leader of the movement to shut down the School of the Americas in Georgia. He speaks of his military service, work in Central America, and the annual demonstration at Fort Benning. 48:46. 2 files, broadcast quality and slow modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast.

BTL:Abuse of Iraqi and Afghan Detainees Linked to US Training in Torture at... (tags)

...Army's School of the Americas ~ Interview with Kathy Kelly, founding member, Voices in the Wilderness conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BTL:Thousands of Protesters Again Demand the Closing of the... (tags)

...Pentagon's Infamous School of the Americas ~ Report on the 15th annual protest at Fort Benning, Ga. Produced by Between the lines' Melinda Tuhus

OVER 16,000 CONVERGE AT FORT BENNING (tags)

Many Scale Barbed-Wire Fences and are Arrested While Calling for Closure of US Army’s School of the Americas

FootPrints For Peace - SOAW Run (tags)

FootPrints For Peace is announcing The SOAW Run in support of the closing of the School of the Americas at Fort Benning Georgia.

Walk For World Peace (tags)

Close the School of Americas Walk For World Peace - Join the 5th Annual Peace Pilgrimage Atlanta to Fort Benning, GA - November 13-21, 2004

Are We on the Road to Ruin or Redemption? (tags)

It’s as if we were on a runaway train headed toward a precipice, with the mercenaries of the Republican and Democratic parties battling for control of the engine, and us, the passengers, hanging on for dear life to keep from being thrown from the train. Will we gain control of the locomotive before it’s too late?

Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)

The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...

"Songs for Mahmud" - New David Rovics CD (tags)

"Songs for Mahmud" - new David Rovics CD, freely stream or download online.

Grieving moms & dads: ‘End the war!’ (tags)

Resistance in Occupied Miami (tags)

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Training for the Police State: Hogtied and Abused at Fort Benning (tags)

Today I have a black eye and the soreness that comes with severe muscle strain. Mostly, I’m burdened with a serious question, "What are these soldiers training for?" The soldiers conducting that search must have been ordered not to tolerate the slightest dissent. They were practicing intimidation tactics far beyond what would be needed to control an avowedly nonviolent group of protesters who had never, in thirteen years of previous actions, caused any disruption during the process of arrest. Bewildered, most of us in the "tank" inside the Muskogee County jail acknowledged that during the rough processing we wondered, "What country do we live in?" We now live in a country where Homeland Security funds pay for exercises which train military and police units to control and intimidate crowds, detainees, and arrestees using threat and force.

Thousands to Oppose U.S. Terror Training at SOA (tags)

Mass Convergence and Civil Disobedience Action at Fort Benning, Georgia, November 22-23

Backyard terrorism (tags)

The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it

Cannon Fodder (tags)

The Bush administration has cut veteran's benefits and forced wounded soldiers to pay for hospital meals. They have kept returning sick and wounded soldiers in horrible conditions on US military bases and made them wait months for doctor's appointments. Now, they plan to close schools and commissaries on military bases and privatize the remaining commissaries. Oh well, that is more money for Halliburton, Bechtel and all other corporations which profit immensely from war.

SHUT DOWN THE SOA: Massive Protest and Direct Action at U.S. Military Base (tags)

Join thousands from across the Americas from November 21-23, 2003 at the gates of the U.S. military base Fort Benning in Georgia - home of the notorious School of the Americas (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) - to stand in Solidarity with the victims of the School of Assassins and to speak out against terror and violence. ENGAGE IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHISC, AND TO CHANGE OPPRESSIVE U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.

Say It Ain't So, Geo (tags)

Resuming nuclear testing in Nevada is a bad idea. Building "battlefield nukes" may be an even worse thing. But what about when Bush signs treaties with terrorists?

Southeast Uprising! (tags)

Halt US Intervention in Latin America, get in the streets in the South this Fall!

Seattle Based Company Gets In On Rape Of Iraq (tags)

Stevedoring Services of America contact info: E-mail: webmail@ssofa.com, (800) 422-3505 Toll Free, (206) 623-0304 Phone, (206) 623-0179 (Fax). Ed DeNike, Chief Operating Officer: (206) 623.0304

The Evils of Low Intensity Warfare (tags)

The imperialist rationale for low intensity warfare

SOA 86 Sentencing Statement (tags)

"...it is the U.S. Government and the U.S. Army who are guilty of crimes: the crimes of fraud and terrorism carried out by the proxy agents of U.S. policy trained at this school, and the subsequent cover-up that has ensued, which, in the end, further demonstrates the corruption and moral and ethical bankruptcy present."

BTL:Teacher Fired After Serving Prison Sentence for Engaging in... (tags)

Interview with Janice Sevre-Duszynska, former Lexington, Ky. high school teacher, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)

the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999

RENT-A-SPY, INC. (tags)

American corporation USDS involved in foreign and domestic espionage

UCLA Student Arrested at Scchool of Americas For Non-Violent Civil Disobedience (tags)

Description of arrest at Fort Benning

Where they have no military (tags)

Remember to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10. The US could stand much to learn from truly democratic Costa Rica that abolished the military over a 1/2 century ago, and could start by closing the infamous "School of the Americas" in Fort Benning, Georgia where many a Latin American general has been trained only to return to his country to torture / disappear and oppress his own people. Changing the name is not sufficient.

The Denial of Imperialism (tags)

The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.

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.

Thousands rally in capital against war and greed (tags)

WASHINGTON – For four days last week, the capital echoed with marching feet and chants of “corporate greed has got to go” and “No war for oil!”

Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)

Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA

America's Terrorist Training Camp (tags)

Monbiot's story is about the U.S. terrorist training facility, innocuously called "Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," or WHISC. It is based in Fort Benning, Georgia.

...Protest Against U.S. Army's School of the Americas Will Proceed in November. (tags)

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois about the group's decision to go forward with their November demonstration, given the changed climate after Sept. 11th and the status of Congressional legislation to close the school.

Taliban Bombs US Terrorist Traning Camps (tags)

Afghanistan Bombs US Terrorist Training Camps at the unpopular Republocrat Regime that harbors them

Barricada December Out Now (tags)

Barricada December Now Available

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