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TRIBUNAL INDICTS BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Indictments

Appendix: BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO ACCOUNT

Delegation Delivers Indictments Charging Bush with Crimes Against Humanity

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Schedule For The Commissions Sessions


The commission aims to both frame and fuel a society-wide discussion of whether, or not, the administration of George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other high crimes. It will do this by bringing the truth to light, and by applying exacting standards, to determine if unpardonable crimes have been committed. With a deep sense of responsibility to the people of the world, we have to seize this moment -- a time to change how people see and think about the Bush administration and its actions.

 

CULMINATING SESSION

FRIDAY EVENING, January 20, 5:30 - 9 pm, Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue

5:30 - 6:15 pm
Introduction


C. Clark Kissinger, Not in Our Name
Michael Ratner, president, Center for Constitutional Rights

Introduction of the Judges:


Adjoa Aiyetoro, Professor of Law, University of Arkansas
Dennis Brutus, former prisoner, Robbens Island, South Africa, poet, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Abdeen Jabara, former President, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Ajamu Sankofa, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility-NY
Ann Wright, former US diplomat and retired US Army Reserve Colonel

6:15 - 9 pm
Wars of Aggression


Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector. Ritter's testimony taken by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern - on Bush WMD claims
Lindsey German, Convenor, UK Stop the War Coalition
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist, reported extensively from Iraq
Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, reported from Iraq
David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet.org - on the Downing Street memo
Larry Everest, author, "Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda"
Video footage documenting commission of war crimes during occupation

 

SATURDAY, January 21, 10:30 am - 6 pm, Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Destruction of the Global Environment


Ted Glick
, Climate Crisis Coalition
Daphne Wysham, Institute for Policy Studies, Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
Chris Fox, Chairman, Department of Environmental Science & Technology, Community College of Baltimore County - on world scientific community's concensus on global warming
Josh Tulkin, environmental scientist - on relationship between Katrina and global warming

1:30 - 5:30 pm
Torture, Detention and Rendition


Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, former commander Abu Ghraib prison - on Bush Administration responsibility
Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan - on use of torture
Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights
Marjorie Cohn, President-Elect, National Lawyers Guild
Barbara Olshansky, Center for Constitutional Rights, lawyer for Guantanamo prisoners - on the background of detention
Eric Lerner, New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee

SUNDAY, January 22, 1 - 5 pm, Columbia University Law School, 116th & Amsterdam Avenue

1:15 pm
Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights


William Smith
, Vice President for Public Policy, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Prof. Ida Susser, of Columbia University, School of Public Health, on the impact on women of Bush administration's policies
Dr. Thomas Fasy, Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
[more witnesses TBA]

3:15 pm
Katrina

Chokwe Lumumba, lawyer and human rights activist
Carl Dix, National Spokesperson, Revolutionary Communist Party
D. McBride, who was left to drown in a New Orleans prisoner when Katrina struck
Expert (TBA) on the state of levies in New Orleans
Expert (TBA) on "redevelopment" of New Orleans


 PRESENTATION OF THE VERDICTS

Washington, DC, February 2

Location to be announced


THE FIRST SESSION WAS HELD

Friday Evening, OCTOBER 21, 6 PM&
Saturday Morning
, OCTOBER 22, 10 AM

Videos are now available at Free Speech TV.

Short summary of the first session.

Complete schedule of first session:

Welcome on behalf of the Not In Our Name statement of conscience
 

by Jeremy Pikser and C. Clark Kissinger
(hear audio)

Keynote addresses:

The Moral Challenge and Responsibility of our Time
Howard Zinn, Historian, special videotaped message to the commission
 (
hear audio)
Marcus Raskin, Institute for Policy Studies and The Nation editorial board
 (
hear audio)

Ann Wright
, former foreign service officer who resigned from the State to protest the war on Iraq (hear audio)


Michael Ratner, president, Center for Constitutional Rights (hear audio)

Introduction of the Judges



Ajamu Sankofa, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-NY
Dennis Brutus
, South African exile poet;
Abdeen Jabara, former president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee;

and presentation of INDICTMENTS (hear audio)

  1. Wars of Aggression -- by Cathy Breen
  2. Torture and Indefinite Detention -- by Lynne Stewart
  3. Destruction of the Global Environment -- by Ted Glick
  4. Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights -- by Dr. Tom Fasy

Prosecutors and Witnesses:

Saleh Ajaj, victim of arbitrary detention;
Amy Bartholomew, professor of law, Carleton University (hear audio);
Stephen Bronner, professor of political science, Rutgers University;
Larry Everest, author, Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda;
Thomas Fasy, MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine;
Ted Glick, Climate Crisis Coalition;
Denis Halliday, ex-UN Assistant Secretary-General, former head of UN Humanitarian Mission In Iraq;
Eric Lerner, New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee;
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst;
Camilo E. Mejia, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War;
Barbara Olshansky, Center for Constitutional Rights and co-ordinator of Guantanamo detainee defense (hear audio);
Sarah Sohn, Immigration Equality

The full prosecution of the indictments will take place in a second session to be held by January, 2006.
 

Saturday Afternoon, OCTOBER 22, 1PM
SPECIAL EVIDENTIARY HEARING: HURRICANE KATRINA

Did the Bush Administration commit crimes against humanity ?

Featuring Witnesses from the Gulf Coast:
Survivor, Kimberly S. “...if it hadn’t been for the young men they were calling thugs, I would have died;”

Rescuers and Expert testimony
, included:


Annette A., New Orleans survivor (hear audio);
Jay Arena, housing rights advocate from New Orleans (hear audio);
Abigail B., school bus driver from Houston blocked by authorities from rescuing people from New Orleans (hear audio);
Dr. Robert Bullard, author, “Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights & the Politics of Pollution” (hear audio);
Eric Carter, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans (hear audio);
John Clark, Professor of Environmental Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans (hear audio);
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party;
Dionne Franklin (hear audio);
Tanya Jones, filmmaker from New Orleans (hear audio);
Mark Krasnoff & Monique Berdin, Cajun community activists and filmmakers;
Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans (hear audio);
Jeremy Scahill, correspondent for Democracy Now! (hear audio);
Devon Turner, survivor from Louisiana wet lands;
plus video testimony from Tony Zimbado (hear audio).


This Commission will itself be an audacious undertaking, one with the potential to make great societal impact. To realize this vision will require many people working in concert, on many levels.

Please contribute generously to make this session happen.

Source:
www.bushcommission.org

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