Monday, May 12, 2008

Campus Action Attends Rally in Washington, D.C.

Members of our Campus Action club recently returned from a School of the America’s watch on Capitol Hill. They, along with other watch groups and partner organizations from across the nation, met with their representatives in Washington, D.C. to garner support for HR 1707, the Latin America Military Training Review Act of 2007.

This legislation would suspend operations at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly named the School of the Americas and calls for an independent report on the authorization and use of torture manuals that advocated tactics that violated U.S. and international law. The legislation would also carry out an assessment of U.S. foreign military training in Latin America.
The participants were:
Kayla Grant '09, English major; Paul Bissember '08, Spanish major; David Bissember '08, Spanish major; Chris Adelmann '08, political science major; Dana Mazer '11 , history education major; Brian Bennici, Residence Director/Hines Hall

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