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and on a move to all the folks gathered at this convergence against
torturers being trained at this school of assassins at Ft. Bening,
Georgia. As fate would have it, I've just finished a remarkable
book by former Colombian diplomat Carlo Nieto who tells the painful
and shattering history of the long US campaign of torture by proxy
throughout central and Latin America. In Masters of War put out
2003, he teaches us much about the brutal cost of empire on our
neighbor's to the South. For example, this school is but one of
several where foreign soldiers and cops are trained in torture against
their own people. There's the special warfare school at Ft. Bragg,
North Carolina, the special forces school at Ft. Gulich and the
inter-American police academy at Ft. Davis, both in Panama. Tens
of thousands of people were trained in the techniques of torture
in theses places. And the maimed, the raped, the slaughtered, can
barely be reckoned, since their graduates were unleashed since the
early 1960's. As we have all seen from the photos and videos of
Abu-gharib, Americans are quite adept at their own torture techniques.
And we find
that the most vile, depraved experts of that dark art are prison
guards; are cops in civilian life who have used their brutal expertise
in prisons and police stations right here in the US. Indeed one
of the most scandalous torturers and sexual sadist work right here
as a guard in good standing at SCI Greene in Western Pennsylvania.
We must learn that when we oppose torture against others, we oppose
it for ourselves, for the borders are closer than we think.
Loiuma, Rodney King, Delbert Africa, people beaten and brutalized
right before your eyes?
Bishop Romero? The nuns raped and murdered in El Salvador by graduates
of the SOA
Your tax dollars
at work. We must close the torture schools, the coup schools, the
institutes of imperialism, for they ultimately torture us all in
body or soul. You- all of you, have forced them to change the name,
it won't be long before you force their abolition. Close them all.
On a MOVE, long live John Africa.
From Death Row,
this is Mumia Abu-Jamal
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