top
Americas
Americas
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Americas | San Francisco
View other events for the week of 8/28/2009
Protest U.S. Military Bases in Columbia/U.S. Out of Latin America!
Date Friday August 28
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
The Colombian Consulate
595 Market St.,
San Francisco
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorBay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition
Phone415-821-6545
Despite his electoral promises of CHANGE, the Obama administration is clearly following the same foreign policy in Latin America as Bush of increasing the US military presence.

The Obama administration has signed an agreement with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, internationally recognized for his use of death squads against political dissent, to install seven new US military bases on Colombian soil. President Uribe is the United States’ closest ally in the region and is enforcing the US project of militarization, free trade, and repression of social movements.


President Obama wants to increase the number of US military bases and intends to continue using the infamous School of the Americas to train repressive forces to enforce US interests in Latin America. The leaders of the recent coup in Honduras were graduates of the School of the Americas.


The US already has many military bases in Latin America and we have seen their function. The coup leadership in Honduras used the US military base there to refuel the plane they used to expel democratically-elected President Zelaya from the country.


The long and bloody history of U.S. interventions in Latin America demonstrates clearly that the US uses its military to intervene to protect its own commercial and strategic interests at the expense of the Latin American people. Latin America must be free from US interference to decide its own future!

Join us to fight back against Obama’s imperialist policy in Colombia, Latin America, and across the globe!

US Troops Out Now!

No US Bases in Latin America!

Close The School of The Americas!

No To The Military Coup In Honduras!

End US Imperialism!

BAY AREA LATIN AMERICA SOLIDARITY COALITION

Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 27th, 2009 3:55 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 190.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network