Sunday, July 6, 2008

Donald White Deserves To Be Remembered

In a just world Donald White would have gotten the same kind of media attention, if not more, than Tim Russert did.

From Donald White, 71; social activist on human rights in Central America by Mary Rourke:

A trip to Guatemala with relief workers after a 1976 earthquake led White to an ongoing involvement with Central America.

In the early 1980s, he helped organize a Los Angeles chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, whose goal was to end U.S. involvement in the civil war there. White coordinated rallies, spoke at demonstrations, led teach-ins and lobbied Congress.

White also helped organize protest rallies calling for the closing of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly called the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Ga., a U.S. Army training center for Latin American soldiers. Antiwar activists contend that the school teaches torture tactics.
Read more here.

Unfortunately, the School of the Americas (now the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) still exists.

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