Roy Bourgeois

Roy Bourgeois founded School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch), a nonviolent grassroots organization working to close the SOA/WHINSEC and end state violence in the Americas.

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The late Berta Caceres in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras (Photo: Goldmanprize.org) Views
Thursday, February 08, 2018
As Long As Rights Are Trampled, There Will Be Forced Migration
Jorge García is no “ bad hombre .” Before being deported to Mexico in mid-January, he was a hard-working, tax-paying landscaper in Michigan. He’s also a husband and father — although now an absent one. Many deportees — most, like García, good people — return to countries they no longer know, some...
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Standing Against Militarism and Violence: From Haiti to Fort Benning
On November 18, thousands of people will gather outside the gates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) to stand in opposition to our government’s involvement in coups, assassinations, torture, disappearances, and other atrocities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, in Haiti, the new president, Michel Martelly, will officially present his plan for the reconstitution of the Haitian army.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
School of Coups
The day after Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was deposed, President Barack Obama cautioned against repeating Latin America's "dark past," decades when military coups regularly overrode the results of democratic elections. Obama went on to acknowledge, in his understated way, "The United States has not always stood as it should with some of these fledgling democracies."
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