AFSC's Atlanta Peace Program at School of the Americas Watch.
SHUT DOWN THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAS
On November 18-20, 2011 the Atlanta Peace and Conflict Transformation Project will join thousands of social justice activists and organizations from across the Americas in occupying the main gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia to call for an end to U.S. militarization and for the closure of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly the School of Americas.
Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.
Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.
Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."
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