The Call to Drive Out the Bush RegimeSun Oct 30, 2005 19:3522.214.171.1243 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BUSH REGIME
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The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime
Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.
Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it.
Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.
Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.
Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.
Your government is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.
Your government enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.
People look at all this and think of Hitler — and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.
ACT UP, New York City
After Downing Street Coalition
Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Aris Anagnos, Los Angeles
Axis of Justice
Russell Banks, writer
Ed Begley, Jr.
Campus Anti-War Network(CAN)
Tim Carpenter, Director, Progressive Democrats of America
Kate Clinton, humorist
David Cobb, Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2004
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Chris Daly, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
DC Anti-War Network
Tom Duane, New York State Senator
Michael Eric Dyson
Steve Earle, musician
Edwin Ellis, President of Veterans for Peace, LA*
Deborah Glick, New York State Assemblywoman
Haitian Coalition for Justice
Suheir Hammad, Poet
Sam Hamill, Poets Against War
Kathleen Hanna, Musician
Hip Hop Caucus
Rev. Robert M. Hollum, Pastor of Luther Place, Washington, DC
Bill T. Jones, Dancer
Rickie Lee Jones, Musician
Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for Free Choice
Ron Kovic, author, Vietnam veteran
Mark Leno, California Assemblyman
Margaret Lindgren, FOR/LA (Fellowship of Reconciliation) Los Angeles, California
Bill Mitchell, Co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace*
Tom Morello, Audioslave
Not in Our Name
Jose Padilla*, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
Peter Phillips Ph.D. Project Censored Sociology Department Sonoma State University
Jeremy Pikser, screenwriter, Bulworth
Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize winning playwright
Kevin Powell, Writer
Progressive Democrats of America
Rosemary R. Ruether, Theologian, Professor
Boots Riley, The Coup
Stanley Sheinbaum, Economist, LA
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution Newspaper
Gore Vidal, Author
Rev. Dave Weissbard, Senior Minister The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL
Cornel West, Princeton University
Ann Wright, former US diplomat, resigned in protest of Iraq war
Leland Y. Yee, Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
Robert Zevin, Robert Brooke Zevin Associates, Inc.
Howard Zinn, historian, author of A Peoples' History of the United States
But before you wash your hands of her, feast on this link between her and last week's holier-than-thou National Day of Prayer —and to the Bush campaign chest and predatory lending. Connect the dots and you'll see there's a chicken in every plot:
May 3, 2004
HARMAN: ABUSE OF IRAQI PRISONERS IS DEPLORABLE AND
HARMS U.S. INTERESTS
-Calls on Secretary Rumsfeld to Provide Army Report to
House Intelligence Committee-
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-36), Ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to news reports that military intelligence may have been involved in acts of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq:
"The abuses at Abu Ghraib are deplorable and severely undermine U.S. interests in Iraq. The fog of war is thick, but these acts of abuse and humiliation contradict international norms, military regulations and the very values that our military fights to defend. They have absolutely no place in our military.
"The House Intelligence Committee has oversight responsibility for military intelligence. In war, interrogations are an integral part of intelligence-gathering efforts. For that reason, Chairman Goss and I have received two high-level classified briefings about interrogations. I have also visited Guantanamo Bay three times to inspect conditions and practices there.
"At no time did the Administration inform the House Intelligence Committee about General Taguba's report of February 2004. As of yesterday, the report was still "working its way" up the chain of command to senior Pentagon leaders. This is highly disturbing, and raises questions about how seriously the Administration and the White House were taking these allegations.
"These abuses undermine the hard work and sacrifice of those in uniform who take incredible risks to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people - with acts such as digging wells, carrying books into schools, and rebuilding hospitals.
"Today, I am writing a letter to Secretary Rumsfeld requesting a copy of General Taguba's report, and an immediate briefing on specific steps the military is taking to punish wrongdoers and prevent further acts of abuse at all military prisons."
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