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Naked City
Doggett Opposes Funding SOA
News Story  August 16, 2002, by Joshua Fischer
"...The bill, the seventh such attempt to cut off funding to the School, was introduced by Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern last year, and is expected to reach the House floor for a vote in September as an amendment to the Foreign Operations bill. "The horrible human rights records of many [SOA] graduates are totally unacceptable and conflict directly with those liberties we value as Americans," said Doggett..."

Naked City
Human-rights message too strong for the outdoor advertising biz
News Story  November 12, 2004, by Belinda Acosta
"...When the School of the Americas Watch – Austin decided to spread its message, one of its first choices was outdoor billboard advertising; after all, according to market research conducted in Austin by Reagan National Advertising, "Outdoor advertising lets you reach the greatest number of people at the lowest possible cost." But when the group tried to buy billboard space, their message was considered "too political" by both Reagan and Lamar Advertising of Austin, according to Yvonne Montejano, spokesperson for SOAW-Austin...."

Military Hospitality
Austinites Warmly Received at "School of the Assassins"
News Story  December 5, 1997, by Joshua Fisher
"...photograph by Andy McKenna It must have been a military strategist who said, "Keep your enemies close to you." That strategy was employed to fairly good effect recently when a contingent of Austinites traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia last month to join a national protest against the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA)..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  December 14, 2001
"...Don't Forget SOA Protests..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  December 7, 2001
"...Since its founding, the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (SOA) has trained more than 60,000 Latin American soldiers and police..."

Columns  December 19, 1997
"...1) To Paul Wilson: Your mouth needs a good soap washing, and some respect for others with whom you disagree is definetely in order perhaps?..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  September 26, 2003
"...To fine Austin's City Hall, to get them to care, you need to SOA (Shop Outside Austin). Planning to buy a high-dollar item or major appliance, don't buy it in Austin..."

Twisted Logic on Housing
Postmarks  September 22, 2003
"...The Popeye cartoon character named Wimpy states: "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." Why continue to allow City Hall to speculate (gamble) and pimp the Austin-burger (incentives) to any Tom Corp., Dick Inc., and that exist globally? We should learn from our Texas Legislature. If you do not agree with what somebody is doing, levy fines against them. To fine Austin's City Hall, to get them to care, you need to SOA (Shop Outside Austin)..."

Post Marks
Muddying the Waters
Columns  November 7, 1997
"...On November 16, over 1,000 citizens will take that risk for peace, demonstrating against the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft..."

The Hightower Lowdown
Sweat It Out; Old School
News Column  January 19, 2001, by Jim Hightower
"...Army base at Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA trains Latin American military officers -- including training them in torture, mass murder, and other dictatorial arts..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  May 13, 1999
"...Sanctions against Iraq, the continued bombing of Yugoslavia, and the ongoing conflict at the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (SOA) were the top issues at the weekend Peace Action Texas membership meeting, featuring activists Martin Sheen and Jennifer Harbury..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  March 20, 1998
"...Having presided over all SOA-related trials, Elliott, the federal judge, has gained a reputation as "Maximum Bob." He's been especially harsh on SOA opponent Rev. Roy Bourgeois, who has spent a third of this decade in prison for his offenses..."

Columns  December 26, 1997
"...Regarding your article about the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (SOA) ["Military Hospitality," Vol.17, No.14], I think some points should be added to prevent the issue from being trivialized..."

Fantastic Fest Review: 1%
Australian biker drama outruns Sons of Anarchy comparisons
DAILY Screens  September 28, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The term Shakesperean will inevitably arise in relation to 1%, primarily because SOA fueled itself on a Hamlet/Macbeth cocktail. Those resonances are furthered here by Simone Kessell as Hayley, Knuck's long-suffering wife and a Down Under reflection of Katey Sagal's sharp-tongued and sharp-minded Gemma...."

Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music
More songs about buildings and space
Arts Story  October 21, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...Except for the performances of "Low Close Vast," it's all free. For more information, visit"

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Sept. 9-16
News Story  September 10, 2010
"...UT campus."

The Daily Hustle: 8/17/10
Morrison's historic story
DAILY News  August 17, 2010, by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 18, 2003
"...What did you learn at the SOA?..."

Naked City
Houston activist Ken Crowley is sentenced to six months in federal prison and $1,000 in fines for repeated civil disobedience at the School of the Americas.
News Story  July 19, 2002, by Joshua Fischer
"..."In my mind, the most important reason to cross the line is that it creates publicity, which alerts U.S. citizens to the existence and corruption of the SOA/WHISC," he said..."

Endorsement Wars
Flying accusations about deception and intimidation make for two very controversial primary races.
News Story  March 8, 2002, by Lee Nichols
"...The TCSOA has become quite concerned about identity confusion, which they believe the TCSLEA's endorsement of Sonleitner might cause. "[Sonleitner has] tried to confuse voters by showcasing a law-enforcement endorsement from a group that has a name similar to ours but has less than a hundred members," said TCSOA Vice President Sgt..."

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