National "Bush Crimes Days" September 19-21
National "Bush Crimes Days" September 19-21 Organize and Speak Out Against Bush Administration War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity!
On September 19, 20 and 21, The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration calls on all campuses and communities across the country to organize public events to expose and denounce the Bush administration's war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Bush Regime's actions cry out for resounding calls of conscience by the many, many people across the country who do not want these acts carried out in our names. They call for hundreds of events, sending a loud "No, not in our name!" far and wide.
Think about what the Bush regime has already done: illegal, immoral and unjust wars; rapes and massacres by occupying US military forces; torture, rendition and illegal detention; and now threats against Iran. It has assaulted efforts to curb global warming. It insists upon potentially genocidal abstinence-only AIDS-prevention programs in Africa. It left poor Black people to drown in Hurricane Katrina, then blocked food and aid, and now leaves New Orleans in ruins.
Acts of this regime are unconscionable on the scales of history. We have a moral and political responsibility to bring these horrendous crimes to a halt, and ensure they never happen again.
As George W. Bush ratchets up his rhetoric of
empire, brazenly labelling those in his cross-hairs as
targets in a war for civilization, we have a response:
George W. Bush the war criminal does not speak for us!
Protests, Public Showings of new Bush Commission DVD, Teach-Ins, Photo Exhibits
1. Protest at the UN September 19 when Bush speaks, potentially laying the groundwork for war on Iran.
2. Organize a teach-in or forum on Bush's War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, featuring local professors or activists and/or hold a public showing of the powerful new DVD featuring excerpts from 4 out of the 5 indictments investigated by the Commission. The DVD, along with the downloadable Verdict and Findings of Fact can be used to organize teach-ins, speak-outs, protests, vigils, and classroom presentations.
You don't need to be an expert -- these materials, the DVD and the Findings of Fact, contain the key facts and evidence -- on Bush's war crimes and crimes against humanity in the areas of war, torture, global warming, HIV/AIDS and Katrina -- acts that by their scope or nature shock the conscience of humankind.
Watch this section of the new DVD for a for a jolting yet substantive sampling of what you'll fund on the full DVD. This DVD contains stunning testimony from eye-witnesses and experts in three areas of indictment: torture, global warming and HIV/AIDS.
Additionally, we have a DVD of an extraordinary -- and very inspiring - panel convened on the Berkeley Campus of the University of California featuring Brig. Gen Karpinski, the ex-commander of Abu Ghraib, Ambassador Craig Murray, the ex- British Ambassador to Uzbekistan who declared at the Commission, "I'd rather die than have someone tortured to save my life," Daniel Ellsberg, of the Pentagon Papers, and Larry Everest, the author of Oil, Power and Empire.
3. Students at the University of California, Berkeley are organizing a protest against John Yoo (one of the main legal architects of Bush's torture policies). Organize political protests and demonstrations on campus against similar high-level architects of Bush acts and policies that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. You could start by contacting all the Human Rights groups in your area or at your campus in advance, and ask them to spread word about it.
4. Gather a group of people together in a visible, busy location for a public denunciation of torture. This could involve people putting black cloth and hoods on to simulate the torture carried out by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib, or could include people wearing orange jumpsuits with black hoods to dramatize the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or even a sign: "George W. Bush and his administration - Guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity!". Have extra materials on hand so that others can join in, and signs saying "Bush: Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity" or use former UK ambassador Craig Murray's statement: "I'd rather die than have someone tortured to save my life."
Imagine a scenario when thousands of students and others on
and communities across the country are debating and discussing whether
George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Imagine them watching
and listening to testimony from sources of
authority that makes this case -- coherently and conclusively.
Join in across the nation on September 19-21!
Contact The Bush
Crimes Commission National Office