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Resist Empire & Militarization

November 20 - November 22

Where: Fort Benning, Georgia

This November 20-22, 2015, we will return to the gates of Fort Benning to take a stand for justice and accountability.

Travel planning, logistics, event calendar:
http://soaw.org/november/25th-anniversary-vigil-convergence-at-the-gates-of-ft-benning-stewart-detention-center/

Torture survivors, union workers, religious communities, musicians, puppetistas, students, migrants, veterans and others from across the country will speak out against violence and militarization. We will commemorate the martyrs, march to Stewart Detention Center, teach and learn from each other in the Columbus Convention Center, and celebrate resistance at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. The military base, one of the largest in the world, is named for the Georgia politician and Confederate general Henry L. Benning, who helped Georgia secede, and who was an outspoken proponent of slavery. Fort Benning is also home to the notorious School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) and has become a focal point of the people power resistance to empire and militarization.

Powerful speakers and musicians from across the Americas will perform, the puppetistas will pull off a massive theater pageant in the streets, followed by a solemn funeral procession to remember all those who have been murdered in the struggle. Mass mobilizations are a key element for the success of social justice movements.

Weekend Schedule of Events
Friday, November 20
Registration at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Tabling, workshops, caucuses, trainings, film screenings and discussions at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Welcome plenary and concert at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Saturday, November 21
Rally, march and vigil at Stewart Detention Center
Tabling, workshops, caucuses, trainings, film screenings and discussions at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Evening concert at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Sunday, November 22
Veterans for Peace march, along with friends, to the gates of Fort Benning
Stage program with speakers, musicians, puppetista pageant, indigenous blessing and nonviolence guidelines at the gates of Fort Benning
Vigil and solemn funeral procession to commemorate the victims of SOA/WHINSEC violence

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