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SOA White House Civil Disobedience, Puppet Parade & Theater

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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2011

Alert: Many of those shown being arrested at the end of this video, had there charges dismissed.
"Fifteen of the 27 activists arrested at the White House on April 10 (dubbed the "White House 15") decided to take the battle to the courts. Faced with this challenge, the government added a second charge - and offered to accept payment in lieu of trial - in order to intimidate the activists. We were not intimidated, we were ready to face the charges and most importantly, put the SOA on trial once more. The prosecution, sensing defeat, had no choice but to claim that it wasn't prepared to make the charges stick, and the case was dismissed by Judge Frederick Sullivan." (from
Victory! Court Dismisses Charges Against The SOA Watch "White House 15" see http://www.soaw.org/take-action/lobby...)

arrParade of Giant Puppets to the White House culminating in the arrest of 27 for civil disopediance protesting the School of the Americas (SOA) renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Interviews with the puppet makers, participants and bystanders. History of the SOA in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico.

SOA WATCH http://www.soaw.org/

Committee in Solitary with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) http://www.cispes.org/

EL SALVADOR. A fascinating account of the three journalists who exposed the El Mozote Massacre, Ray Bonner, Alma Guillermoprieto and Susan Meiselas.See El Mozote Case Study
By Stanley Meisler http://www.columbia.edu/itc/journalis...

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