Written by Andrew
April Days of Action is an annual event organized by the SOA Watch, an organization founded with a singular mission: to close the military training facility known as the School of the Americas or the more recent and (intentionally?) more difficult name: The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Under any name the School of the Americas is a training facility for some of the most brutal and repressive military personnel in the Americas (check out this list of graduates).
The events include a direct action training camp on Friday, a series of speakers and small-group work all day Saturday, and a concert on Sunday. Take note that at the concert a portion of all drink proceeds will go to the cause, so your hangover will truly be for the greater good this time! The weekend activities and trainings all lead to a day of talking to your representatives on the Hill on Monday.
Visit the SOA Watch website for a complete events list, and if you are in the DC area, please come out to show your support for this important effort to reign in militarization in our hemisphere.