Saturday, November 22, 2008
Joe joins the Musicians Collective to Sing for Peace
SOA Watch Protest at Ft. Benning
Colombus, GA USA
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We will be singing all afternoon. Most of the artists in the two previous evening concerts will be there. What an AMAZING event.
Admission is free! It is a spiritual pilgrimage and appropriate for all ages.
This amazing protest event began in the early 1980s when Fr. Roy Bourgeois climbed over the walls of the fort, and began playing a tape recording of Arch Bishop Oscar Romero's Last sermon, to the Central American soldiers who were asleep in their barracks. The soldiers were being trained at US tax payer expense, to murder and terrorize their own people in the interest of US corporations. When they murdered numerous Catholic Clergy in Central America, including Romero and Fr. Roy's dear Friend Sr. Ita Ford, it became a very personal thing for Fr. Roy. He was arrested and served time for trespassing. The next year he was back with friends. Every year the movement to close this atrocious facility grows. Last year, we had about 27,000 people come down for the protest. AMAZING. Singing, puppets, mimes, artists, workshops, concerts... the whole thing is unbelievably powerful, and is what every protest movement could be. Peaceful, responsible, compassionate and strong.
www.soaw.org for more info