Stop U.S. Aid to the Colombian Military!
Close the School of Americas!
Join a Protest by Colombia Support Network Against U.S. Aid to the 
Colombian Military!

When: 	June 13th, 1 p.m.

Where: 	The Federal Plaza
       		203 S. Dearborn,
        		Chicago, Illinois

The crisis of human rights in Colombia and the attack on innocent
Colombians continues to worsen.  An average of a dozen people are 
murdered daily in Colombia for political reasons; right now, someone in 
Colombia is being tortured or killed.  Almost none of these crimes result in 
conviction and punishment of the perpetrators. Where the persons 
responsible are identified, some 65% are members of the Colombian military, 
police, or paramilitary groups which collaborate with the Colombian military.

The U.S. government, meanwhile, has in the last decade trained numerous
Colombian military officers at the School of Americas, and showered nearly
a billion dollars in aid and equipment to the Colombian military,
supposedly for the so-called "war-on-drugs".  Instead these funds have
contributed greatly to the death of more than 30,000 innocent Colombian
civilians since 1988 and the suffering of tens of thousands more. Over a
million Colombians have been forced to flee their homes because of the

Help Stop the Dirty War in Colombia!
For more information:

Madison -- Colombia Support Network  608 257-8753

Chicago --  Alynne Romo  312 (or latest?) 489-6279
Champaign-Urbana -- Suzanne Wilson 217 384-0666

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