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The School of the Americas(in georgia, u.s.a)
In 1993, the United Nations truth commission on El Salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war. Two-thirds of them had been trained at the School of the Americas. Among them were Roberto D'Aubuisson, the leader of El Salvador's death squads; the men who killed Archbishop Oscar Romero; and 19 of the 26 soldiers who murdered the Jesuit priests in 1989. In Chile, the school's graduates ran both Augusto Pinochet's secret police and his three principal concentration camps. One of them helped to murder Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffit in Washington DC in 1976.

Argentina's dictators Roberto Viola and Leopoldo Galtieri, Panama's Manuel Noriega and Omar Torrijos, Peru's Juan Velasco Alvarado and Ecuador's Guillermo Rodriguez all benefited from the school's instruction. So did the leader of the Grupo Colina death squad in Fujimori's Peru; four of the five officers who ran the infamous Battalion 3-16 in Honduras (which controlled the death squads there in the 1980s) and the commander responsible for the 1994 Ocosingo massacre in Mexico.
etc, etc, etc........

- la escuela de las americas-The Platform(la plataforma)
 http://argentina.indymedia.org/uploads/la_escuela_de_las_americas_lp_.mp3

- good fellas(dra)
 http://italy.indymedia.org/uploads/good_fellas.mp3

homepage: homepage: http://www.inventati.org/microplatform/home.htm

Support the Outcry 23.Sep.2003 15:54

Against the School of America

For those of you going to Ft. Benning, GA this year, thank you.
For the rest of you who may not have the time or the finances - don't stress!

This year on November 16th in Tacoma, WA you can bring your
spirit and your voice. The Northwest SOA action will be taking place.

Please visit TacomaNov16.org for more information.
Thousands of west coasters should make an effort to attend.
Grab your affinity groups now and plan ahead.

If I May post a friendly warning. 24.Sep.2003 18:13

PoohNTigger

While I'm no fan of the school (I've seen it and wasn't impressed) I would like to remind anyone who will be attending this protest that, under no circumstance, should they cross into the military reservation proper or attempt to block vehicles entering the post.

I'm not saying don't protest, far from it so please don't take this posting as such. I support your right to protest in this matter.

However, please exercise caution in where you set up this protest. Military reservations, especially Ft. Benning, are under tighter security and the guards patrolling the perimeter are armed with orders to arrest anyone violating the base's perimeter or even attempting to do so.

Also, many of the vehicles going onto posts are dependants. Many of whom are just trying to either get home or go to work. Guards at the gates can and sometimes do move protesters who block the gates, sometimes not too gently.

If you do either of these, you do run the risk of being detained at the very least and I don't even want to consider the other side of the coin.

So Please exercise caution.