Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Do your mitzvah for the day

This week the House will be voting on closing the School of the Americas. The SOA is a US military training school to train Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency, interrogation tactics, etc. Basically, we've trained a lot of Latin America's worst dictators and human rights violators there. After SOA manuals were revealed to be teaching torture tactics, the school was closed but reopened with relatively few changes under the name of "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation."

The protest in Georgia every year is mostly for show. This is where it counts. People have been trying to get this bill into Congress for six years, and today and tomorrow are when they're trying to get lots of people to call in and support it. Call your representatives. I don't know what else to say - please do it.

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