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Thousands join protest at the School of the Americas

by Harry Schmidt |
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Meredith Aby, of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, speaks about FBI and grand jury repression of the Latin America solidarity movement. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Fort Benning, GA - Over 4000 people gathered here, Nov. 19, at the School of Americas Watch protest of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Despite the change of name from School of the Americas (SOA) to WHINSEC, the legacy of half a century of training in counterinsurgency techniques, psychological warfare and interrogation tactics continues to this day in places like Colombia and Honduras.

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