Don’t Let Washington DC, nor Senators and Congress Anywhere Forget that we are Serious for Change on Arms around our homes, schools, families, and nation

“In our own struggle as activists, we have learned that where there is silence there is complicity.”
-Father Roy Bourgeois (Nov. 2017)

Just last month we witnessed the power of people mobilizing to end gun violence and US policies that place profit over people. We are inspired by the organizing power of young people, and we also remember that these policies and obsession with weapons drive the global exportation of US militarization and state violence. As a nonviolence movement, we continue to hold the US accountable for the legacy of violence and injustice perpetuated by its military, political, and economic interventions throughout the Americas and to build the political change we envision for our future.

We will not stay silent as US Border Patrol agents inhumanely collaborate with SOA/WHINSEC to murder migrants forced to cross borders by the US-led violence generated to protect its economic, political, and military interests in their homelands. We continue to seek justice for the 2016 assassination of Honduran indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres – her murder was ordered by US-trained military officials that continue to threaten the autonomy and well-being of the Lenca people in Honduras. We support the 26 Honduran political prisoners detained for exercising their right to protest and defend their democracy following US-backed fraudulent presidential elections. We stand with the people of Guatemala who continue to fight for justice for the crimes committed by SOA graduates in 1982 and 1996. We act in solidarity with migrant and refugee communities, people of color, indigenous communities, and all human beings whose lives are affected by US policies that displace and criminalize people for profit. 

Our powerful and necessary work is not possible without your support!

In 2017, we facilitated the largest binational nonviolent demonstration at the US/Mexico border since the creation of the border wall; conducted speaking tours in the US to deepen our grassroots political organizing with youth working-class community organizers; accompanied social movements in Honduras, denouncing alarming threats and violence against community leaders; mobilized grassroots advocacy efforts to demand accountability for Berta Cáceres’ murder; and worked in collaboration with solidarity organizations to suspend US aid to the corrupt and deadly Honduran armed forces.

As a grassroots movement – powered by and for the people – our work is made possible thanks to your generosity! Will you consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us achieve our goal of raising $30,000 by May 30th

Thank you for your continued support in the struggle for peace and justice! To make your tax-deductible donation, please mail checks to: PO Box 43523, Washington, DC 20010 or to make a donation online visit We hope you can join us at the 2018 Border Encuentro this November 16-18! 

In solidarity,

Brigitte, Candice, Devora, Eduardo, Kat, María Luisa, Pablo, and Roy
SOA Watch

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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