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The school of the Americas-Hip Hop (english)
23 Sep 2003
Modified: 24 Sep 2003
The School of the Americas(in georgia, u.s.a)
In 1993, the United Nations truth commission on El Salvador named the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war. Two-thirds of them had been trained at the School of the Americas. Among them were Roberto D'Aubuisson, the leader of El Salvador's death squads; the men who killed Archbishop Oscar Romero; and 19 of the 26 soldiers who murdered the Jesuit priests in 1989. In Chile, the school's graduates ran both Augusto Pinochet's secret police and his three principal concentration camps. One of them helped to murder Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffit in Washington DC in 1976.

Argentina's dictators Roberto Viola and Leopoldo Galtieri, Panama's Manuel Noriega and Omar Torrijos, Peru's Juan Velasco Alvarado and Ecuador's Guillermo Rodriguez all benefited from the school's instruction. So did the leader of the Grupo Colina death squad in Fujimori's Peru; four of the five officers who ran the infamous Battalion 3-16 in Honduras (which controlled the death squads there in the 1980s) and the commander responsible for the 1994 Ocosingo massacre in Mexico.
etc, etc, etc........

- la escuela de las americas-The Platform(la plataforma)
http://argentina.indymedia.org/uploads/la_escuela_de_las_americas_lp_.mp

- good fellas(dra)
http://italy.indymedia.org/uploads/good_fellas.mp3
See also:
http://www.inventati.org/microplatform/home.htm
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The real UN (english)
24 Sep 2003
The real UN:


Children interviewed by the UNHCR and Save the Children in refugee camps in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the report accuse not just aid workers of sexual abuse, but claim they have also been exploited by UN peacekeepers and community leaders.

The internal report - commissioned by the agencies in response to concern over numerous reports of child abuse by aid workers - says that in all three countries the workers used "the very humanitarian aid and services intended to benefit the refugee population as a tool of exploitation".

In testimonies taken mainly from girls under 18, more than 40 agencies and non-governmental organisations were named along with nearly 70 individuals. Save the Children has sacked one of its employees and two of its volunteers and has promised to put a stop to the practices. Some UNHCR workers have also been accused of sexual exploitation.

Many of the girls said they believed that in order to get rations they had to provide sexual favours: they did not know it was their right. Many also spoke of negotiating sex for shelter, education and medicine. Some girls talked of getting better grades if they had sex with their teachers.