Grandmothers to Protest WHINSEC

Grandmothers across the nation are preparing for the annual mobilization to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation formerly known as the School of the Americas at Fort Benning.

The SOA protest will be Nov. 16-18.

Last year, a campaign to bring 1,000 grandmothers to the gates of Fort Benning began in Chico, California.

From the large group, six grandparents trespassed on the base in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience. Each spent time in prison.