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Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas

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Disturbing the Peace tells the amazing story of Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, who achieved national attention for leading the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas. From his Cajun roots in Louisiana and his stint as a Navy officer in Vietnam, we follow the route that led Bourgeois to Maryknoll and to the work in Latin America that awakened his conscience ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published November 9th 2004 by Orbis Books (first published October 30th 2004)
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Ariana
Nov 08, 2008 Ariana rated it really liked it
Far from being just a book that preaches to the choir, I found this work to be informative, unsettling, and inspiring. Even though so much of my personal and professional life is devoted to resisting U.S. imperial policies in Latin America, there is still so much I still need to learn or be reminded of. The end of the book - which focuses on Colombia (now the nation that sends the largest number of troops to the SOA) and Iraq reminds me of how much work remains to be done.
Tim Franzen
Jan 06, 2008 Tim Franzen rated it really liked it
This book highlights the little known movement to close a school that has been held responsible for almost every state sponsored atrosity in latin america over the past 35 years.
The school is right here in Georgia!!
What a paradox. The country at war with terror also teaches in to latin american soldiers.
Maureen
May 22, 2008 Maureen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Maureen by: UMW
Shelves: anti-war, biography
This is a very exciting, fast-moving account of the life of Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran whose life was changed by a chance meeting a Catholic priest in Vietnam. Bourgeois has devoted himself to the cause of peace as a Maryknoll priest, first in Latin America, and then as the founder of the protests against the infamous School of the Americas at Ft. Benning.
Marla
Dec 30, 2007 Marla rated it it was amazing
fr. roy is a hero.

my friends have gone to prison for this cause. i have been arrested. yet few americans really even know the school exists.

read it for awareness, if for nothing else.
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