Rep. Peter King’s office in Massapequa. If you can’t make it to big vigil at Fort Benning, please try to attend this local protest.
From SOAW Long Island:
This Friday, November 16th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. - THE
ANNUAL LOCAL PROTEST against the School of
Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute For Security
Cooperation takes place in front of the
office of Rep. Peter King’s office in Massapequa Park,
1003 Park Blvd., just north of the train.
This is the weekend when the annual SOA Watch vigil
takes place in Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA/WHISC is
an institution long associated with human rights
abuses. So many of the Latin American soldiers who
have graduated from this “school” have committed
numerous atrocoties against the civilians in their
native countries. Many who have worked for labor &
human rights in Latin American nations have been
tortured & murdered by graduates of the SOA.
REP. PETER KING IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS OF
THE SOA AND THE ONLY NY REPRESENTATIVE WHO HAS NOT
SIGNED ON TO CLOSE THE SOA!! Call King’s office (516)
541-4225 and urge him to sign on to HR 1217, “The
Latin America Military Training Review Act of 2005.”
Then, come join us in Massapequa!
“No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.” - Margaret Mead