Fwd: One Tiny Victory

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMhotmail.com
Sat Aug 7 02:08:43 MDT 1999




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> >>Date: 06 Aug 1999 01:49:48
> >>Reply-To: Conference "labr.party" <labr.party at conf.igc.apc.org>
> >>From: ProgressiveSecretary at earthlink.net
> >>Subject: One Tiny Victory
> >>To: Recipients of conference <labr.party at conf.igc.apc.org>
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> >>Dear Labor Party;
> >>
> >>Progressive forces scored a major victory when the House voted
> >>230 to 197 to cut off funding to the School of the Americas.
> >>
> >>In two basic letters, Progressive Secretary sent 67,458 letters
> >>to Washington and there were  580 reports of "Letters Sent."
> >>
> >>I feel very proud and am writing to share my feelings.
> >>
> >>Even good news needs to be verified and participants Anne
> >>Rose-Pierce and David Horvath double checked. It really
> >>happened, and the New York Times reported:
> >>
> >>
> >>SCHOOL LONG SEEN AS DESPOTS' TRAINING CENTER
> >>                     FACES A CUTOFF
> >>      Tim Weiner (New York Times)    31 Jul 99
> >>
> >>WASHINGTON D.C. -- The House voted early Friday to cut off
> >>recruitment funds for the Army's School of the Americas, long
> >>criticized for graduating Latin American military officers who
> >>became tyrants and murderers.
> >>
> >>In a 230-to-197 vote that was a shock even to the critics of the
> >>school, the House passed an amendment to its foreign aid bill to
> >>withdraw money for recruiting and transporting foreign officers.
> >>Those costs run from $1.5 million to $2 million a year. The
> >>other operations of the school, at Fort Benning, Ga., are
> >>financed by the Pentagon.
> >>
> >>The House, adjourning after midnight, postponed a vote on final
> >>passage of the $12.7 billion aid bill until Monday.
> >>
> >>"The School of the Americas has trained some of the most brutal
> >>assassins, some of the cruelest dictators and some of the worst
> >>violators of human rights that the Western Hemisphere has ever
> >>seen," said the amendment's sponsor, Representative Joe Moakley,
> >>Democrat of
> >>Massachusetts.
> >>
> >>I know there is more work to do, but I want to share this with
> >>you.
> >>
> >>
> >>Sincerely
> >>
> >>Jim Harris
> >>http://home.earthlink.net/~progressivesecretary
> >>
> >>Please include this letter with your reply.
> >>
> >
> >
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