Join SOA Watch's Field Organizer Maria Luisa Rosal and SOA Watch's newest Council member Kevin Moran on the "Right to Peace" walk from Fort Benning, Georgia to Atlanta, Georgia.
The 120 mile "Right to Peace” walk will culminate with a rally at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, to draw attention to the connection concerning the research and development of the next generation of autonomous killer drones by Georgia Tech; their partnership with the Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning, where Georgia Tech conducts drone flight testing, and the training of Latin America's police, and military forces at Ft. Bennings School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) in the use of the tools and tactics of oppression. SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois will participate in the kick off rally at the gates of Fort Benning, as well as in the protest at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
If you are interested in participating in the march, or for more information, please email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goals of the walk – The Right to Peace
Raise public awareness to inspire specific calls to action by attracting mass media exposure to:
Call for an immediate moratorium on the research and development of autonomous drones by Georgia Tech as recommended by the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions, Christof Heyns.
Call for an immediate closure of the SOA, a U.S. military training school for Latin American security personnel located at Ft. Benning, GA, by demanding congressional support of passage of H.R. 2989 the Latin American Military Training Review Act – the bill to suspend and investigate the School of the Americas.
|Georgia Peace and Justice Walk: The Right to Peace|
April 26- May 3
From Ft. Benning to GA Tech
Saturday, April 26: Mass Rally at at the Gate to Ft. Benning, Featured Speaker: Father Roy Bourgeois, Walk begins to Flatrock Park, Columbus, Georgia
Sunday, April 27: Alterna Community Forum, LaGrange, Georgia. Walk begins at EL Refugio, Lumpkin to Stewart Detention Center
: Walk begins at LaGrange to Hogansville
: Walk begins at Hogansville to Newnan
: Walk begins at Newnan to Peachtree City
: Walk begins at Peachtree City to Jonesboro
: Walk begins at King Center, Atlanta to Federal Prison, Georgia State University, Georgia State Capitol Press Conference, Atlanta City Detention Center, ICE Building Immigration Court, Federal Prison
: Walk begins at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Atlanta to GA Tech Mass Rally with feature speakers: Father Roy Bourgeois, Medea Benjamin, renowned activist from CodePink, as well as Azadeh Shahshahani, President, National Lawyers Guild; National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project Director, ACLU of Georgia.
More information about the walk will be posted at Georgia Peace
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