Protest military intelligence training that fosters humiliation, intimidation and torture.
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 2:30 to 4:00 PM
Headquarters for Army Intelligence Training
Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Northeast Corner of Fry Avenue and Buffalo Soldier Trail
in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Survivors of torture by the United States will share their stories at this protest.
The Army Intelligence Training Center at Fort Huachuca educates military personnel in torture and these students go on to train people in torture all across the globe. The United States is responsible for using torture and training other governments in the most modern methods of torture. The Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual was published by Army Intelligence Training Center at Fort Huachuca. It is used to train people in torture. Abu Ghraibis only one of many places where the U.S. tortured opponents of U.S. policy. The Red Cross believes that the U.S. may have tortured Iraqis at a number of prisons as well as at Guantanamo Bay and the Bagram Control Point in Afghanistan. Activists in the United States are also tortured by people trained at Fort Huachuca.
Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, the highest-ranking intelligence officer tied to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal is in charge of the U.S. Army's main interrogation training facility at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, formerly in charge of interrogations at Guantanamo Bay and credited in Maj. Gen. George Fay's investigation with instituting the use of dogs at Abu Ghraib, is now the senior commander in charge of detention operations in Iraq.
Two soldiers with ties to Arizona's Fort Huachuca are among 28 military personnel facing possible criminal charges in the beating death of a pair of suspects at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan two years ago. Army investigators said some of the same officers and soldiers stationed at the Bagram Control Point in Afghanistan at the time of the detainee deaths were sent to Abu Ghraib and were at the Iraq prison when the abuses occurred there.
This protest is coordinated with the actions at The United States Army School of the Americas, now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, located at Fort Benning, adjacent to Columbus, Georgia. The United States Army School of the Americas trains commissioned and non-commissioned officers from Latin American militaries. Many of its graduates have returned to their home countries and committed such atrocities as rapes, disappearances, torture, and assassination; they have organized death squads and paramilitaries to counter insurgencies and maintain power.
Sponsored by Tucson SOA Watch (National SOA Watch: www.soaw.org)
For more information call 520- 620-0480 or 520- 748-8028 or toll free at 1-800-884-1136
Carpool caravan will leave Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson at 1PM.
Print your own flyers to hand out and post
End Torture by the United States
The Network of American Survivors of Torture by the United States
P.O. Box 424
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA