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Jan. 17 Intnatl. Day of Action to Close the SOA

This Wednesday, January 17, is the International Day of Action to close the SOA! Let the U.S. government know we're not fooled by their 'name change' of the school -- NEW NAME, SAME SHAME! Please come to the Chicago event!
This Wednesday, January 17, is the International Day of Action to close the SOA! We need you! Please come to the Chicago event!

Who: SOA Watch/Illinois
What: Special Protest to Close the U.S. Army "School of Assassins"
Where: The Federal Building Plaza, Dearborn & Adams, Downtown Chicago
Date: Wednesday, January 17 (this Wednesday!!)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Why: This Wednesday, January 17, the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA)
reopens under its new name, the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation." Guess what? NEW NAME, SAME SHAME!

Just like SOA, the new "Institute" will:
* Still be located at Ft. Benning;
* Still train Latin American soldiers in commando tactics, military intelligence; psychological operations, & combat training;
* Still have no independent outside oversight;
* Still not monitor graduates for human rights abuses;
* Still have inadequate screening of soldiers who want to attend;
* Still offer human rights courses that nobody takes.
SOA's connection to the atrocities and human rights abuses of 4 decades remains unacknowledged, unaddressed and unchanged by the new military "Institute".

This Wednesday, people all over the world will hold vigils, demonstrations and engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to voice their opposition to the "School of Assassins." We ask you to be one of them!

For more information, contact the 8th Day Center for Justice at 312/641-5151 or email kakd (at)



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