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SOA Rally in Chicago

The School of Assassins has changed its name, but not its game. Come out and support the chant to CLOSE THE SOA!
This Wednesday, January 17, is the International Day of Action to close the
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
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

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!



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