As many of you know, I attended the vigil and rally at the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation back in November. In one of the related podcasts I interviewed Michael Vosburg-Casey about his intention to “cross the line” at the vigil. He and 16 other activists crossed over onto the Fort Benning Military Reservation during the vigil, knowing that this act could result in imprisonment.
Tonight, Michael is in prison serving his three month and ten day sentence at the FCI Jesup Satellite Camp in Georgia.
Our movement to close the School of Americas, and specifically my action, is founded on the ideal of love, sought through the means of non-violent direct action. And, by allowing our voices of dissent, by closing the SOA we can have a safer home, breaking free from at least some of this destructive cycle of violence, emerging into a new way.
I just re-listened to that podcast, and am reminded of my time at Koinonia, and what it was like to be surrounded by people who found it perfectly reasonable to make huge sacrifices in order to live a life in line with their beliefs. Specifically, I am thinking of Michael and his humble, intelligent spirituality. I am going to write to him this evening. Here’s his address if you would like to do the same:
MICHAEL E. VOSBURG-CASEY #92955-020
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA 31599
[tags]SOA,WHINSEC, Michael Vosburg-Casey, School of the Americas, Koinonia, Activism[/tags]