[HCCN] SHUT DOWN School of the Americas; film Blue Hill Nov. 20

Judith Robbins judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Wed Nov 18 20:56:28 EST 2009

In solidarity with the mass action at Fort Benning this weekend,  
Peninsula Peace & Justice will show the film: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Blue Hill Library, Friday Nov. 20, 7:00p.m.

Narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring Representatives Jim McGovern,  
Barbara Lee, Sanford Bishop, and Mac Collins as well as noted  
scholars Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, and Michael Parenti, this 71- 
minute documentary presents different points of view on the debate  
over the SOA/WHINSEC and broadens the discussion to include such  
subjects as militarism, corporate globalization, national security,  
and international terrorism. Personal accounts from victims of the  
violence and repression in Latin America raise questions and concerns  
about the nature and consequences of U.S. policy in Latin America.

"Incredible documentary ... required viewing," -- Amy Goodman,  
Democracy Now

Still need a hotel room in Georgia? SOA Watch Austin has 20 rooms at  
the new Country Inn (exit 10 I-185) available. Contact Ken at 512  
750-4647 or surfersanta at yahoo.com if interested.

THIS WEEKEND – Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia. Click here to view  
the schedule of events!

Mass Mobilization to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/  

The military coup by SOA graduates in Honduras has once again exposed  
the destabilizing and deadly effects that the School of the Americas  
has on Latin America. The actions of the school’s graduates are  
unmasking the Pentagon rhetoric and reveal the anti-democratic  
results of U.S. policies. It is time for a change towards justice.

 From November 20-22, 2009, thousands will vigil at the gates of Fort  
Benning, Georgia, to stand up for justice, to shut down the School of  
the Americas and to end the oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the  
school represents.

The campaign to close the SOA is in a crucial phase right now.  
Despite promising comments from President Obama during his election  
campaign, the SOA/ WHINSEC is still in operation and the Pentagon is  
moving forward with plans for new U.S. military bases in Colombia.  
With a Democratic administration in the White House, it appears that  
some Democrats in Congress are becoming timid when it comes to  
opposing the Pentagon.

It is up to us to keep up the pressure and to hold them accountable.  
People power is going to win over Pentagon lobbying!
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