Adverse drug reactions are a serious public health concern and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than a half million children are treated every year for adverse drug reactions in US outpatient clinics and emergency rooms…
This study is particularly significant because the vast majority of reports came from physicians, pharmacists, and other health care providers. Less than three percent of the reports were from consumers…
The Chinese researchers made the following statement about why they believe vaccines are causing so many adverse reactions:
“The ADR rate caused by vaccines is much higher than other drugs, and this may be related to the types and number of vaccinations being used in China, as the types of routine immunization vaccines in China reach up to 15 kinds, which is much higher than seven kinds in India and Vietnam, nine kinds in Thailand and 11 kinds in America, and most of the vaccines in China are attenuated live vaccines, which may bring a greater potential safety hazard.” …
High Infant Mortality and High Infant Vaccine Rates—Are They Related?
The US has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world. Yet, American infants are given the greatest number of vaccines—26 doses of vaccines by the end of their first year. Can this really be a coincidence? If vaccines were doing a good job at safeguarding children’s health, the US should be enjoying extremely low infant mortality, shouldn’t it?…
Read full article here:
Drugs and Vaccines Are More Dangerous for Children.
Together with street artist César Maxit, SOA Watch developed a series of downloadable posters (in Spanish and English) for you to spread the word about the impact of the School of the Americas on people all over the hemisphere.
The posters show the names, faces and stories of people who were murdered at the hands of graduates of the School of the Americas, and the names and faces of SOA graduates.
[note: these used to be a set of thumbnails which were lost due to the vagaries of the net. The links now point to the full-sized posters. You can safely skip them without loss of information content. See below. -rw]
Note: soaw.org is apparently starved for funds to maintain their dropbox account where these posters used to be stored. Modern book burning going on. You can still see the thumbnails here: https://web.archive.org/web/20171019010502/http://www.soaw.org/news/organizing-updates/4202-poster-campaign
Since 1946, the School of Americas (SOA), then based at the American base, Fort Gulick in Panama, trained ten different Latin American military officers who would become the most renowned dictators in the hemisphere, and hundreds of senior and mid-level officers who distinguished themselves as gross human rights abusers, serial torturers, drug traffickers, and associates of organized crime.
Your Honor, I do not stand here today just in moral opposition to curricula that SOA created across the map of torture. It is because torture is a logical and necessary component in the very wide gamut of special operations, commando tactics, sophisticated counterinsurgency techniques, covert procedures, military intelligence, covert intelligence activities,psychological warfare, psychological operations or “PSYOPS”, etc., all honed by the British in Malaya, and by the U.S. in the Philippines, Vietnam and Laos, and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Likewise, the 1963 CIA ‘KUBARK’ interrogation and torture documents and the early 1980s torture manuals authored by the U.S. Army both documented what has been central to the SOA/WHINSEC curricula taught to thousands of officers from eighteen Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. These materials specifically instructed their students on how to motivate civilian targets by fear, by extortions, by kidnappings, by use of truth serum, by beatings, by rapes, by false imprisonments, by torture of children in front of their parents and vice versa, by beheadings, by live burials, by public executions, and by massacres. ….
Notorious Chilean School of the Americas Graduates
KISSINGER AND CHILE: THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD
The majority of the refugees now flooding the southern border are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. While many are “economic refugees”, those feudal economies were imposed by reigns of terror financed by american taxpayers. See below:
Five Year Anniversary of the June 28, 2009 SOA Graduate-led Coup in Honduras
Five years ago, SOA graduate Romeo Vasquez Velasquez and others forced their way into the home of democratically elected Honduran President Mel Zelaya and put him onto an airplane out of the country, an airplane that first stopped to re-fuel at the US Palmerola military base. As Hondurans massively mobilized to demand the return of their President, they were met with repression and violence that continues today. The ultra-right party that took power in the military coup consolidated their stranglehold on the country through elections marked by fraud and vote buying this past November. Now, with murders and killings taking place across the country, the judicial system seems to be more efficient at prosecuting those who speak up for justice than those who murder and plunder the country. The government has intensely militarized the country in the name of security while meticulously turning Honduras’ resources and public goods over to private corporations. It’s no wonder thousands of children are fleeing Honduras to the United States. …
Modeled on US covert ops in Central America, the Pentagon’s “Salvador Option for Iraq” initiated in 2004 was carried out under the helm of the US Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte (2004-2005) together with Robert Stephen Ford, who was appointed US Ambassador to Syria in January 2011, less than two months before the beginning of the armed insurgency directed against the government of Bashar Al Assad.
“The Salvador Option” is a “terrorist model” of mass killings by US sponsored death squads. It was first applied in El Salvador, in the heyday of resistance against the military dictatorship, resulting in an estimated 75,000 deaths.
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