MADRE Statements

Event: Ending Militarization in the Americas

Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Honduras, Peace Building

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition will host a one-day Anti-militarization Organizers Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Columbus, GA.

The conference will take place in the lead-up to the November Vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA). It will bring together organizers to strategize about grassroots resposnes to the accelerating US militarization in the Americas.

The SOA graduate-led military coup in Honduras, the ongoing repression against the Honduran pro-democracy resistance and the expansion of US military bases in Colombia and Panama are grim examples of the continuation of a US foreign policy that is relying on the military to exert control over the people and the resources in the Americas.

Click here to register! More details coming soon about partner organizations also attending and what to expect in the day's agenda.

Join organizers from across the Mid-Atlantic in November as we participate in this session and make connections between state violence within the US, targeted against immigrants and people of color, US-sponsored state violence in Latin America and resistance across borders.

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