MADSA and friends at School of the Americas Watch Nov. 22

(L to R) Carl Davidson, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Jim Skillman, MADSA and CCDS; Sarah Gollwitzer, Cleveland DSA; MADSA members Steve Gill, Megan Harrison, Daniel Hanley and Travis Reid, at the Nov. 22 vigil at the gates of Ft. Benning remembering victims of School of the Americas/WHINSEC graduates and demanding the school be shut down. Also in the crowd: Adrian Bernal, Barbara Joye, Reid Jenkins, Ed Loring, Minnie Ruffin.  

2015 Douglass-Debs Dinner award recipient Fr. Roy Bougeois, SOAWatch founder, leads the solemn procession as victims' names are sung. Below: Daniel Hanley helped lead a workshop with Jim Skillman on the Fight for $15.

Atlanta DSAers Adrian Bernal (white shirt), VFP member Reid Jenkins (beard), and Barbara Joye (red jacket, on phone) marched to the gates of the base early Sunday morning with about 100 Veterans for Peace and their supporters to provide the traditional opening for the vigil. Reid recently received the 2014 Ed Arnold Peacemaker's award from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta for his work with veterans.