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- Subject: SOAWW Alert: Updated Timeline and Message
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 12:59:25 EDT
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- Subject: SOA - another new idea for a name
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 02:07:34 EDT
- Click on: 3 arrested at SOA.
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 16:55:35 EDT
Here's another Op-ed piece from Ed Kinane, forwarded by Mary Manuel, on the IMF/SOA, etc.
- Subject: OP-ED on the IMF/World Bank & Bolivia
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:33:31 EDT
From: Ed Kinane
| Actor Martin Sheen was among those
who addressed the protesters, many
of whom carried white crosses they
said represented victims of some of
the school's almost 60,000 graduates.|
"We honor our Army, we respect their mission, but this is not part of that mission. This is an embarrassment to the Army," Sheen said.
The U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, has trained 60,000 Latin American soldiers. Over its 50-year history, the SOA has truly earned its nickname, "School of Assassins." Graduates of the SOA have committed atrocity after atrocity, including massacres of entire communities, assassinations, rapes, torture and "disappearances."
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All San Francisco meetings are held on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 @ the Unitarian Universalist Center (1st U.U. Church), Franklin at the corner of Geary. (These times refer to San Francisco meetings.)
SAN FRANCISCO SOAW-W meets Thursday, May 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Unitarian Universalist Center, Franklin at the Corner of Geary.
MEETING AGENDA1. Introductions
2. Reports on Activities
A. Romero celebrations in El Salvador and San Francisco
B. Washington DC Rally and Lobbying
C. Close Down the SOA - FAST
3. June 8, Sentencing Date for SOA 10 (including Charlie Liteky)
A. Department of Defense Proposal to close the SOA and open the
"Military Institute for Security Cooperation in the Americas"
B. Proposals for summer activities
5. Closing Circle
Nine Nov. 99 PROTESTORS FACED JUDGE on Friday, March 10.
(An aside: Following the flurry of activities last November, I just couldn't resist posting a photo, courtesy of the National Catholic Reporter Online, of my friend, Fr. Bill O'Donnell of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Berkeley (where I am a cantorno dummies, they; when the Catholics want a good cantor they hire a Jew.) with his good buddy, actor, Martin Sheen, doing their inimitable thing at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
District Representative & Party Affiliation This Year 7/30/99 Moakley Amendment to cut training funds Comments 1 Mike Thompson (D) voted "YES" Member of House Armed Services Committee 3 Doug Ose (R) voted "NO" 5 Robert Matsui (D) Co-sponsor 05/05/99 voted "YES" 6 Lynn Woolsey (D) Co-sponsor 02/23/99 voted "YES" 7 George Miller (D) Co-sponsor 02/11/99 voted "YES" 8 Nancy Pelosi (D) Co-sponsor 02/11/99 voted "YES" 9 Barbara Lee (D) Co-sponsor 05/05/99 voted "YES" 10 Ellen Tauscher (D) Co-sponsor 06/30/99 voted "YES" Member of House Armed Services Committees 12 Tom Lantos (D) Co-sponsor 06/17/99 voted "YES" 13 Pete Stark (D) Co-sponsor 02/24/99 voted "YES" 14 Anna Eshoo (D) Co-sponsor 02/23/99 voted "YES" 15 Tom Campbell (R) Co-sponsor 02/11/99 voted "YES" 16 Zoe Lofgren (D) Co-sponsor 03/03/99 voted "YES" 17 Sam Farr (D) Co-sponsor 05/05/99 voted "YES"
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