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Please Ask Organzations to Sign Statement on Prosecution

From: Susan S.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:41 AM
--- On Wed, 2/25/09, David Swanson <[address removed]> wrote:
From: David Swanson <[address removed]>
Subject: [prosecute09] Please Ask Orgs to Sign
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 9:48 AM

Please ask organizations you are in touch with to join the long list of groups signed on below to the following statement.

Ask state or national ACLUs, People for the American Way, Amnesty International, lawyers groups, the American Bar Association, human rights groups, peace groups, city councils, local and state political parties, progressive media outlets, prominent bloggers.

They can sign on at http://prosecutebus or by Emailing david@davidswanson. org

Statement on Prosecution of Former High Officials

We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.

Our laws, and treaties that under Article VI of our Constitution are the supreme law of the land, require the prosecution of crimes that strong evidence suggests these individuals have committed. Both the former president and the former vice president have confessed to authorizing a torture procedure that is illegal under our law and treaty obligations. The former president has confessed to violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

We see no need for these prosecutions to be extraordinarily lengthy or costly, and no need to wait for the recommendations of a panel or ���truth��� commission when substantial evidence of the crimes is already in the public domain. We believe the most effective investigation can be conducted by a prosecutor, and we believe such an investigation should begin immediately.

Drafted by The Robert Jackson Steering Committee
http://www.afterdow ningstreet. org/robertjackso n

Signed By:

Center for Constitutional Rights

The National Lawyers Guild
http://www.nlg. org

Society of American Law Teachers - SALT
http://www.saltlaw. org

Human Rights USA

After Downing Street
http://www.afterdow ningstreet. org

American Freedom Campaign
http://www.american freedomcampaign. org

Ann Wright, retired US Army Reserve Colonel and US diplomat
http://www.voicesof conscience. com

ANSWER Coalition

Backbone Campaign
http://www.backbone campaign. org

Brad Blog
http://www.bradblog .com

Cities for Peace

Citizens for Accountability, Ventura County

Citizens For Legitimate Government
http://www.legitgov .org

CODE PINK: Women for Peace

Daniel Ellsberg, Truth-Telling Project
http://www.ellsberg .net

Defending Dissent Foundation
http://www.defendin gdissent. org

Delaware Valley Veterans for America
http://www.delvalve ts4america. org

Glenn Greenwald com/opinion/ greenwald

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Gold Star Families for Peace
http://www.cindyshe ehanssoapbox. com

Grandmothers Against the War
http://www.grandmot hersforpeace. org/gatw

Grassroots America
http://www.grassroo tsamerica4us. org

High Road for Human Rights Advocacy Project
http://www.highroad forhumanrights. org

Impeach Colorado
http://impeachco. com

Impeach for Peace

Indict Bush Now

Individuals for Justice
http://www.Individu alsForJustice. org

Iraq Veterans Against the War
http://ivaw. org

Ralph Lopez, author of "Truth in the Age of Bushism," chairman, Jobs For Afghans

Justice Through Music
http://www.jtmp. org

Marcus Raskin, co-founder of Institute for Policy Studies, member of editorial board of the /Nation/, member of the special staff of the National Security Council in the Kennedy Administration

Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored

Naomi Wolf, author of /End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot/, and /Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries/
http://naomiwolf. org

National Accountability Network

Northeast Impeachment Coalition

Op Ed News
http://www.opednews .com

Partnership for Civil Justice (PCJ)

Peace Action

Peace Team

People for Peace & Justice/St. Augustine, FL
http://www.staugppj .org

Peter McLaren, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

The Progressive

Progressive Democrats of America

PDA/DFA South Jersey
http://pdamerica. org/statecaucus. php?s=NJ

The Public Record
http://pubrecord. org

Republicans for Impeachment
http://republicansf orimpeachment. com

Save the Bill of Rights
http://www.savetheb illofrights. org

Smirking Chimp

Christiane Brown, The Solution Zone
http://www.1230kjfk .com

Tulsa Impeachment Committee
http://impeachok1. org

United for Peace and Justice

Velvet Revolution
http://www.velvetre volution. us

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
http://www.afterdow ningstreet. org/vips

Veterans for Peace
http://www.veterans forpeace. org

Voters for Peace
http://votersforpea php

War Crimes Times

War Is Illegal
http://www.war- is-illegal. org

Wisconsin Impeachment/ Bring Our Troops Home Coalition

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