Kucinich and the School of the Americas

OK…I’ve heard of the school of the americas. I’ve heard that they do a lot of black ops training and whatnot, but I never knew if that was urban myth or fact. Because of this, I really don’t know too much about this story

Kucinich protests Fort Benning school

Still, I wanted to start the week with a Kucinich mention. So there.

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2 Responses to “Kucinich and the School of the Americas”

  1. It’s not an urban myth. It’s real. Thousands upon thousands of people head down there every year to protest it’s very existence. The people being trained there are taught tactics in, among other things, terrorism.

    -Eric Palmieri

    http://www.ericpalmieri.com

  2. Yes, it is real. I learned about it first on a trip to Nicaragua with Witness for Peace. The people of that country have experienced all kinds of brutality at the hands of SOA graduates. (BTW, the name of the school has now been changed to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHISC.) Good for Kucinich!

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