Today: Arturo Viscarra & Vicki Cervantes on KPFA

Project Censored with hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
Friday | August 15 | 1:00 PM (Pacific)
KPFA 94.1 FM | Berkeley, California

Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of KPFA's Project Censored, will host a discussion with Vickie Cervantes of the Honduras Solidarity Network and Arturo Viscarra, SOA Watch Advocacy Coordinator, on how the militarized foreign policies of the US have contributed to the current Central American child refugee crisis. They will also discuss the connection between those repressive policies and repression at home. First Amendment Rights are under attack. In Columbus, GA, authorities are denying street permits for SOA Watch's 25th annual vigil and protest of the School of the Americas (now: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) where more than 64,000 Latin American soldiers have been trained. Graduates of the school have been involved in egregious human rights violations throughout Latin America for decades. Currently, SOA graduates are linked to the 2009 Honduran military coup and the repression campaign against social movements there.

[My note: Make sure to check out Arturo's article Children of the Monroe Doctrine: The Militarized Roots of America's Border Calamity]