Today in 1993: researchers of the Center for International Policy and the National Security Archive, a private foundation that works for declassifying government documents, find the first papers describing the U.S. training of civilians tied to political killings in El Salvador.
Among some twelve thousand government papers declassified this year, the documents are the first to link U.S. military aid to Salvadoran death squads. In a cablegram to the State Department in October 1990, U.S. Ambassador William Walker said he had learned that American officers were giving weekly military training to a group of wealthy Salvadorans who called themselves Los Patrioticos. The unit was a cover for death-squad activities.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today, the Dane County Timebank Builders Workshop will explore the power of cooperatives. How can timebanking and cooperative structures fit together to create more powerful outcomes? Can this be explored here in Dane County? The workshop will be held at 1 South Pinckney Street from 4 to 6pm. More info at danecountytimebank.org.
Tonight, the Amnesty Local Group 139 will have a Write-A-Thon event at the Goodman Library, 2222 South Park Street, from 6 to 7:45pm. Write-a-thons involve appeals for human rights issues. There are usually pre-written letters on appeal cases ready for signing and sending; petitions; and instructions on how to write appeals. You are invited to stop in and take part in Amnesty’s human rights work. More info at 698-6749.
Mondays from 12 noon to 1pm there is a Peace vigil at the corner of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Doty Street, in front of U.S. Post Office. All are welcome! Please bring your peace signs and banners! For more info, email email@example.com
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