Congress, with the new Democratic majority, opens tomorrow (Jan. 4). As the Washington Post reported today, “Nowhere in the Democrats’ consensus-driven agenda is legislation revisiting last year’s establishment of military tribunals and suspending legal rights for suspected terrorists. Nor is there a revision of the civil liberties provisions of the USA Patriot Act, a measure curbing warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency or an aggressive confrontation of the president on his Iraq war policies.” (See an important correction to the article below.)
New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly stated that “Impeachment is off the table”.
Not if we have anything to do about it.
The Bush Regime is guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity- of waging immoral wars, torture, and police state measures. For the war to end now, for torture to stop, to restore rights stolen, we the people must act. No one will do this for us.
This is why tomorrow, January 4 th, the opening day of the new Congress, World Can’t Wait will lead a major challenge to the political direction in this country since the election. We demand Congress investigate and hold accountable the Bush Administration for war crimes and bring articles of impeachment against the President.
The day will begin with a protest rally at 12:00 noon at Upper Senate Park (Delaware & Constitution, just north of the Capitol). Click here to view endorsers of the protest.
That evening we will be hosting: Voices For Impeachment. It will begin at 7pm at the National Press Club. 529 14th Street Northwest (one block east of the White House). This event was written about in today’s Washington Post (A03).
Voices For Impeachment is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20.
Speakers featured will be Cindy Sheehan, John Nichols, Michael Ratner, and Debra Sweet with a special message from Gore Vidal. We are now happy to announce that Daniel Ellsberg will also be speaking.
I encourage everyone who cannot come to DC to be a part of putting impeachment on the table in the following ways:
- Get out the Call to drive out the Bush Regime. Print out copies of the Call and get them out in your neighborhood. Millions of people need to learn and join up with this movement. (Click here to get the Call)
- Send this e-mail to everyone you know in the Washington DC area and post the Call for action on your e-list, blog, or Myspace.
- DONATE. It will cost thousands of dollars to put on tomorrow’s much needed rally and program. Be a part of putting impeachment on the table and getting the war criminals out of the white house by making a significant contribution.
Bring your family, friends, and co-workers together and learn about the crimes committed by the Bush Regime through watching The Bush Crimes Commission DVD now available on our on-line store.
Director, The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime