Journey to Awareness – Crossing the Line (video clip link; SOA)

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This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

A group of Richmond High School students produced the documentary “Journey for Justice – Crossing the Line” about the School of the Americas and their trip to the November Vigil to close it down.

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The School of the Americas (SOA), renamed to “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation,” is a U.S. military training school for Latin American soldiers that has left a trail of blood and suffering throughout Latin America.

The SOA has trained over 64,000 Latin American soldiers in courses such as counterinsurgency, psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. Graduates of the school have been consistently linked to human rights violations and to the suppression of popular movements in the Americas.

Among those targeted by SOA graduates are educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders, and others who work for the rights of the poor. The SOA is the Pentagon’s way of controlling the armies of Latin America with the goal of controlling the people and their resources. The SOA provides the military muscle to keep the racist system of domination and exploitation in place – benefiting a few at the expense of many. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared”, massacred, and forced into refuge by those trained at the School of Assassins.

School of the Americas Watch

What is the SOA

Vigil and Nonviolent Direct Action to Close the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) – November 16-18, 2007

h/t: Hugo Chavez


School of the Americas/SOA

One thought on “Journey to Awareness – Crossing the Line (video clip link; SOA)

  1. What is truly amazing about the article is that not one single assertion in it is truthful or factual. I am the public affairs officer (or spokesman) for the WHINSEC, which was created by President Clinton and Congress as a successor to the SOA–similar, not the same.

    What’s more, of all those 64,000, not a single one has been found to have used what he learned at the SOA to commit a crime.

    Why not do some real research–come to the institute, sit in classes, talk with students and faculty, review instructional materials. It is open every day to anyone who wants to see reality.

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