BushCommission.org – 2006-01-10 09:34:43
Bill of Indictment Against Bush
Delivered to White House on January 10
(January 07, 2006) — A bill of indictment will be delivered to the When: 1:30 pm, January 10, 2006
Where: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC
A bill of indictment will be delivered to the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006 at 1:30PM charging the President of the United States and other named individuals in his administration with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
A press conference will take place in Lafayette Park following delivery of the indictments to the White House.
Present to answer questions will be Retired CIA Analyst Ray McGovern and others Commission participants.
The indictments will also be delivered to the Department of Justice. Named in the indictment are; President of the United States George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, US Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, US Army Major General Geoffrey Miller, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and others
These indictments result from preparatory work and testimony presented at in New York City on October 21 and 22, 2005 at the opening session of The International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration, alleging illegal acts carried out or approved by the above named individuals in relation to, or in the conduct of, the following;
1) Wars of Aggression, particular reference to Iraq and Afghanistan; 2) Torture and Indefinite Detention; 3) Destruction of the Global Environment, particular reference to systematic policies; contributing to the effects of global warming; 4) Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights, particular reference to the genocidal effects of forcing international agencies to promote “abstinence only” in the midst of a global AIDS epidemic; and 5) Bush Administration’s lethal response to Hurricane Katrina .
The concluding sessions of the International Commission of Inquiry will be at the Riverside Church and the Columbia University Law School in New York on January 20-22. The Commission was organized by the Not In Our Name Statement of Conscience and is endorsed by: Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild, After Downing Street.Org and many other prominent individuals and organizations, including Former Sen. James Abourezk, former British MP Tony Benn, authors Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and actor Edward Asner.
The above-named defendants are invited to appear or to send representatives to speak in their defense before a panel of distinguished jurors. This is the first opportunity in the USA for a complete public hearing of the charges and the evidence and testimony supporting them.
Charter, full indictments, standards for judgment, and audio and video coverage of the first session:
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International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity.
January 20-22 in New York
On January 20, 21, and 22, an unprecedented line-up of witnesses will present their evidence before the International Commission on Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration.
These hearing are an instrumentality of world humanity, arising from the historical, moral and political responsibility of people of conscience to sit in judgment of what is being done in their name. Your financial support is what makes this possible.
The Commission hearings will be held on January 20-22, 2006, at The Riverside Church and the Columbia University Law School in New York. Over the next two weeks we will send you periodic updates with profiles of selected witnesses who will appear. Here are two:
SCOTT RITTER & DAHR JAMAIL
Scott Ritter is a former United Nations weapons inspector. In September 2002 he told officials that military action against Iraq was unjustified. Since he resigned from the UN weapons inspection team four years ago, Mr. Ritter has been the most outspoken critic of US policy towards Baghdad. He has argued that the inspection team, UNSCOM, was a nest of US spies and that Iraq was disarmed long ago.
Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself. His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource and he is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets.
Imagine how things could be different if the millions, who are looking for clarity and ways to hear the truth spoken, connect with these hearings. In such circumstances the Commission becomes a key vehicle in changing the very terms of debate. Prominent witnesses, presenting compelling evidence, before a jury of conscience, expertise, and stature, can galvanize truths that change hearts and minds, and can deliver a powerful j’accuse right in Bush’s “brave new homeland.”
We are calling on you to assume the responsibility to expose what is being done by the government in your name by donating to the Commission and by raising funds from family and friends.
Checks should be made out to “Not In Our Name” and mailed to Not In Out Name, 305 West Broadway, #199, New York, NY 10013. Contributions can be made on line at www.nion.us/NSOC/sign.htm.
You may also register for the conference on-line at www.bushcommission.org.
Former Top US General to Testify at War Crimes Tribunal
On January 10, an unprecedented act will occur as the International Commission on Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration will serve indictments on the Attorney General and the White House!
These indictments arise from the historical, moral and political responsibility of people of conscience to sit in judgment of what is being done in their name. Your financial support is is critical to bring together these witnesses who have the goods on the Bush administration and are ready to tell all.
The Commission hearings will be held on January 20-22, 2006, at The Riverside Church and the Columbia University Law School in New York. Here are two more profiles of selected witnesses who will appear:
Janis Karpinski and Craig Murray
Janis Karpinski, the former Army Reserve brigadier general who was in charge of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, maintains she and other reservists have been unfairly scapegoated for the prisoner abuse scandal that was ordered by higher-ups, and the mistreatment of detainees may still be occurring.
Craig Murray was the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan, until removed from his post after he publicly criticized the human rights situation in Uzbekistan. He has also criticized the UK government for committing torture by proxy, sending “terrorist suspects” to Uzbekistan for their security services to extract intelligence.
Imagine what this means to people all over the world. Prominent witnesses, presenting compelling evidence, before a jury of conscience, expertise, and stature, can galvanize truths that change hearts and minds, and can deliver a powerful j’accuse right in Bush’s “brave new homeland.” But to do this, we need the funds now to bring these witnesses to New York.
You can make it possible by donating to the Commission and by raising funds from family and friends. Checks should be made out to “Not In Our Name” and mailed to Not In Out Name, 305 West Broadway, #199, New York, NY 10013. Contributions can be made on line at www.nion.us/NSOC/sign.htm.
Stop the Bush Administration’s Abuse of Power
American Civil Liberties Union
When the President secretly authorized the National Security Agency to spy on Americans, he broke the law and violated the Constitution. The question is what are you and I going to do about it?
At the ACLU, we are speaking out and fighting back. Won’t you help?
We’ve already started running a series of hard-hitting ads. The two that have run already compare George W. Bush to Richard M. Nixon and have the White House on the defensive, with Press Secretary Scott McClellan fielding questions from the press based directly on our ads.
We’ve only just begun. You can help us place ads all over the country – by making a donation to support our advertising campaign and all of our efforts to curtail the Bush Administration’s abuse of power.
We are calling for an independent investigation at the highest levels of government and working hard to tell the public that the President broke the law. We need to get the message out – but we can’t do it without your help.
I urge you to act immediately and help us send a powerful message to mobilize Americans everywhere. Our leaders must hear from every corner of the land that it is long past due to stand up to a President and Administration that places their actions above the law.
And feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who cares about democracy, freedom and American liberties. If they agree, tell them to keep passing it on. Only an informed and outraged public will force Congress to reject President Bush’s illegal and unconstitutional actions.
Anthony D. Romero
P.S. From illegal spying to the Patriot Act to the Supreme Court, we’re facing one fast-moving challenge after another. Visit www.aclu.org/spyads to find out how you can get involved.