Former “School of the Americas” (SOA)

In June, 2007 the U.S. House narrowly missed approving an amendment that would have cut the funding for WINSEC, the infamous “School of the Americas” at Ft. Benning, Georgia by 6 votes. 26  Representatives voted against the amendment, but all of the Oregon Delegation voted for it. Each year there is a push to cut funding for the “SOA”.  Each year the vote gets closer. Many thought that this would be the year. Hopefully next year. If you are interested in more information, or would like to learn how to fight to close the “SOA”,  go to the SOAWatch website at

You can also watch several OPI Presents Videos on the “SOA”  here.