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* Bush: A Call for Censure * Prosecuting Protestors

TREVOR FITZGIBBON
Fitzgibbon is a contact person for a campaign being launched today by MoveOn.org and the national coalition Win Without War to censure President George W. Bush for misleading the American people in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. This afternoon a news conference at the National Press Club included a father of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq
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JOHN C. BONIFAZ, [via Blanca Oliviery]
An attorney in Boston, Bonifaz wrote the recent article “The First Lie” and the just-released book Warrior-King: The Case for Impeaching George W. Bush.
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FRANCIS BOYLE
Boyle is author of the book Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11th, which includes a “Guide to Impeaching President George W. Bush.”
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MARJORIE COHN
Cohn is executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild. She said today: “Apparently for the first time since the days of J. Edgar Hoover, the government is using the grand jury to harass and intimidate antiwar protestors. Drake University and four peace activists have been subpoenaed to produce records about the National Lawyers Guild before a federal grand jury in Iowa. The subpoenas constitute an outrageous attack on constitutionally protected speech and association.”
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KATHY KELLY
Co-founder of the group Voices in the Wilderness and a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kelly was recently sentenced to three months in federal prison for crossing onto the property of the Ft. Benning military base in November of 2003, as a form of protest against the School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Information on her case is at the above web page, including her article “Hogtied and Abused at Fort Benning.”
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DIANE WILSON
A Texas fisherwoman and environmental campaigner, Wilson is appealing a six-month sentence for scaling a tower and unfurling a 12-foot banner that read “Dow — Responsible For Bhopal” at the company’s Seadrift plant. Wilson had ended a 30-day hunger strike outside the Seadrift plant before climbing the 90-foot tower. She said today: “I was protesting that for 12 years Dow’s subsidiary Union Carbide has been refusing to attend a court in India where it stands charged with culpable homicide for the deaths of more than 20,000 people. Carbide killed thousands, then jumped bail; I never harmed a soul but it’s me in the dock facing criminal charges. Truly, companies like Dow make a mockery of justice. They invoke the law when it suits them and ignore it when it doesn’t.” At her trial she was prohibited from telling the jury why she scaled the tower. There have been solidarity fasts in India.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; David Zupan, (541) 484-9167