To the World Can’t Wait Community:
National Emergency Teach-in, October 30, on War, Torture, Theocracy, and the Assault on Women’s Rights
IT’S WORSE THAN YOU THINK:
Where the Bush Regime is Taking the World and Why They Must Be Stopped
Neither the full magnitude nor the staggering implications of the Bush program are well understood. The administration systematically lies about its actions and agenda, while the major media and leading Democrats allow the Bush program to frame the overall discussion.
As a result, the most crucial issues are not discussed truthfully either in the public arena or in election campaigns. This is why “The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime”, in conjunction with the Bush Crimes Commission and others, have organized this major event October 30.
Dr. Les Roberts . An author of the study in The Lancet that there are a projected 650,000 civilian deaths caused by the war on Iraq, far above the Bush regime’s casual numbers of 100,000. Roberts is an epidemiologist, now at Columbia University. He will speak on the Bush administration’s attacks on science, including their attempts to discredit data pointing to genocide.
William Goodman . Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, speaking on the incredible changes in law and civil liberties, particularly the implications of the new Military Commissions Act and the legitimization of torture.
Larry Everest has covered the Middle East for over ten years and is the author of Oil, Power, and Empire. He will speak on “what’s happening in Iraq, how did we get here, and what should be done about it?”
Chris Hedges . Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, winning a Pulitzer Prize. He will address the moves toward theocracy and its influence on the threatening moves toward a war on Iran.
Cristina Page . Vice President of the Institute for Reproductive Health Access at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and a prominent reproductive rights activist. Her recent book How The Pro-choice Movement Saved America describes the assault of the Christian right on both abortion and contraception.
Stay tuned for further plans from World Can’t Wait on the elections.
National Coordinator, The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime
For more detail, see www.worldcantwait.org.