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WHAT: War Crimes of the Bush Administration: Discussion with Ann Wright, David Swanson, Ray McGovern, and Jesselyn Raddack
Ann Wright is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and a career diplomat who resigned in protest the day before the war began. She is the author of „Dissent, Voices of Conscience.“
David Swanson, cofounder of AfterDowningStreet.org, is the author of the upcoming book „Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union“ by Seven Stories Press and of the introduction to „The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush“ published by Feral House and available at Amazon.com.
Ray McGovern is Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and spent 27 years in the CIA with duties including presentation of presidential daily brief. He contributed chapters to Neo-CONNED! and Neo-CONNED! Again, from Light in the Darkness Publications.
Jesselyn Radack is a former U.S. Department of Justice ethics adviser who came to prominence as a whistleblower after she objected to the government’s treatment of John Walker Lindh (the „American Taliban“ captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan), having argued that, since a lawyer had been retained to represent him, he could not be interrogated without that lawyer present. She is the author of „The Canary in the Coalmine, Blowing the Whistle in the Case of ‚American Taliban‘ John Walker Lindh.“
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2009
WHERE: Peace Mural Gallery in Georgetown at 3336 M St Northwest, Washington, D.C.: http://www.peacemural.org
Come early for candlelight vigil against torture:
ANTI-TORTURE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
End torture & indefinite detention, and stop extraordinary rendition by the U.S. Government
KEY BRIDGE (Virginia Side)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2009
SUNSET (4:30 TO 6:00)
Sponsored by Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice, the Torture Abolition and Survivors Coalition and the Washington Peace Center. Vigil to be held in triangle park at the foot of Key Bridge, across from the Marriott. Handicapped accessible. Nearest Metro stop: Rosslyn, on the Orange/Blue line. Contact Moya Atkinson at 703-941-3707, firstname.lastname@example.org
AND ON MONDAY:
1/19 SHOE BUSH! BOOT HIM OUT! People will converge at DuPont Circle at 11 a.m. for a rally. Speakers include author David Swanson, www.afterdowningstreet.org , Debra Sweet of the organization World Can’t Wait, www.worldcantwait.org , and Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War, ivaw.org . People will march to the White House and in the spirit of journalist Mutadhar Al-Zaidi, will hurl shoes at the White House. UPDATE: In addition to speakers David Swanson, Adam Kokesh, and Debra Sweet, we are including Tim Carpenter, Director of Progressive Democrats for America; Poet /Activist Lori Perdue from Indianapolis, Indiana; Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army Colonel; Gael Murphy, co-founder of Code Pink; and the „YES WE CAN CAN“ dancers. EMCEE- Jamilla El-Shafei, organizer from Kennebunk, Maine.
Shoe Bush Flyer to print and distribute (PDF):
1/19 Union Station at 3 p.m. FREEZE action. Please wear black if possible, and join us. World Can’t Wait will be placing on the floor „shoe sole prints“ with the slogan Prosecute the War Criminals on them. What to wear:
1/19 Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Northwest, PDA gathering 10 p.m. to midnight: a Martin Luther King Day Pre-Inaugural Tribute. Gather and share intimate conversation with PDA Board Members and friends including Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Jim McGovern, Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, John Nichols, Donna Smith and Thom Hartmann. With music by Dan Reed. $300 each, $500 per couple; Join our host committee for $1,000–receive 3 tickets. Tickets are available in limited quantities:
1/19 Busboys and Poets open 24 hours for food, open mikes, and readings.
COME AT 3 A.M. OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN:
1/19-20 DON’T MISS THIS ONE: Pennsylvania Ave: Join us with your Arrest Bush & Cheney sweatshirt on the sidewalk in front of the FBI building where we have a permit for thousands and will have signs, food, blankets, and busses for a 24-hour vigil leading up to the inaugural parade. We’ll put the ARREST BUSH message front and center on the parade route:
Print an Arrest Bush sign from the website or make your own: it’s your free ticket to the parade!
1/19-20 Be prepared to react to Bush pardoning crimes that he himself authorized. This will be unprecedented and unConstitutional:
1/20 McPherson Square: rally for peace and justice sponsored by the Washington Peace Center and Peace Action:
1/21 Bring the Guard Home: It’s the Law. Press Conference at National Press Club Zenger Room at 1:30 p.m., and Launch Party at Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Northwest at 6 p.m.: