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2012 SOA Watch Vigil

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This past weekend I decided to take a trip down to Georgia with 29 other college students from DePaul University and Dominican University. For what, you may ask? To rally together for the closure of the School of the Americas. Our destination was Fort Benning, Georgia, a military base in which the controversial school is housed. Since 1996 hundreds have gathered at Fort Benning, Georgia so that the School of the Americas will be shut down because of their unjust teachings. But before you get any further, let me just say that this weekend I learned so much, and so in order not to lose your attention by the third paragraph I will split up my posts into explaining and retelling the different components of this weekend.

To give you information on the whole event, the School of the Americas is a military training school where U.S. military officials train Latin American…

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