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Chico; Fast & March to Close SOA/WHISC!
Date Thursday April 24
Time 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Downtown Chico Plaza (between Main & Broadway, 4th and 5th St.)
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorChico Peace and Justice Center
Emailchico-peace [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone530-893-9078
Address526 Broadway Street Chico, CA 95928
The School of the Americas (SOA) nicknamed school of the assassins is a U.S. funded military institutre that trains potential dictators & military generals tactics of torture, murder and counter-insurgency to support U.S. friendly regimes.

What is SOA? Some background info from SOA Watch;

"The School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation" (WHINSEC) is a military training facility established in Panama in 1946, ostensibly "to bring stability to Latin America." In 1984 the SOA was kicked out of Panama and was quietly resettled at Ft. Benning, GA. Here it operates at a cost to US taxpayers of millions of dollars annually. During its 60 years, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counter-insurgency techniques, interrogation tactics, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, and military intelligence.

Frequently dubbed the "School of Assassins," graduates have terrorized, tortured, raped, "disappeared," and massacred tens of thousands of Latin Americans. Their primary targets being educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders, indigenous populations, and those who advocate for the rights of the poor."

further details available here;
http://www.soawne.org/SOAFacts.html

The SOA is now renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), though the same practices occur in the same place.

Schedule of events;

1-3 pm - Fast in Chico Downtown Plaza

3-5 pm - Granny Caravan and Rock in at Rep. Wally Herger's Office (55 Independence Circle, Ste. 104)

6:30 - 9 pm - Video & Speakers, City Council Chambers (421 Main St. & 4th St., across from Downtown Plaza)

for further info visit;
http://chico-peace.org/calendar/plans.cgi

Chico Peace and Justice Center
Open 12-6pm M-F
526 Broadway Street Chico, CA 95928
530-893-9078 phone
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 10th, 2008 12:26 PM

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