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    North Carolina Green Elected to School of the Americas Watch Board of Directors

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on January 17, 2008

    Gray Newman, member of the North Carolina Green Party, has been elected to the School of the Americas Watch Board of Directors.
    Gray Newman
     Newman has been active with the SOAW for a number of years and attends the Close the School of the Americas event each November.
    In addition to his sate party, Newman contributes to the  Green Party of the United States by serving on the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX) and participating in the Green Party Peace Network.
    Newman also serves as Chairman and Election Board Supervisor on the Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation Board
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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Puppetista March at Conclusion

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 22, 2007

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Funeral Procession

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 22, 2007

    Probably the most stirring part of the School of the Americas Watch Event is the Sunday Funeral Procession. Tens of thousands of participants carrying crosses with the names of deceased persons, victims of terrorism in their own countries, hold them up and sing “Presente!” after each persons name is chanted in song along with their ages at the time of death. The procession is moving, often invoking tears on the part of participants.

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Funeral Service

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 21, 2007

    Veterans for Peace March to Gate

    Music Prior to Service

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Puppet Show

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 21, 2007

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Cynthia McKinney Speaks

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 20, 2007

    Cynthia McKinney, who is seeking the Green Party of the United States Presidential Nomination, attended the School of the Americas Watch Event on Sunday, November 18, 2007. She was a featured speaker on the stage. She was also among those who led the funeral procession after the funeral service.

    Same speech, different camera:

    Gray Newman, Green from North Carolina, and Cynthia McKinney

    Cynthia McKinney shares the stage with Dennis Kucinich.  Genaro Jacinto Calel from the International Mayan League offers a Mayan Blessing, honoring “our grandfather the sun, our mother the earth, and the life-giving universe.”

    Michael Canney, Green from Florida, talks with Cynthia McKinney

    Hugh Esco, Green from Georgia and Cynthia McKinney’s campaign manager, in funeral procession


    Cynthia McKinney, Rabbi Michael Lerner (founder of Tikkun), Father Roy Bourgeois (founder of SOA Watch( and Dennis Kucinich lead the funeral procession at the gate of Ft. Benning which houses the School of the Americas/WHINSEC



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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Report 3 – Photos

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 20, 2007

    Photos of Greens at Ft. Benning, GA, November 16-18, 2007, SOA Watch Event

    Greens from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Utah came to the event.

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Report 2

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 19, 2007

    Peace Walk – Buddhist Group walked from Atlanta to Ft. Benning (107 miles)

    Gathering at the gate, Saturday November 17, 2007

    Curbside Drummers

    The Gate

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    School of the Americas Watch Action – Report 1

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 19, 2007

    Below are some video clips forwarded from Deanna Taylor, Green from Utah. More videos and photos forthcoming.

    Father Roy Bourgeois, SOA Watch Founder (3 parts):

    Same speech, all in one part, different camera

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