Federal Judge tells Dallas police:
You can’t ban signs and banners at anti-Bush demonstration
April 25 demonstration gains momentum
Veterans demand justice and accountability in Washington, D.C.
Demonstrators carrying the message “Indict Bush Now” are arriving in Dallas, Texas, to stage an important demonstration coinciding with the opening of George W. Bush library.
Police in Dallas were threatening to arrest anyone who brought a sign or banner to the area where the main demonstration is being staged on Thursday, April 25. But a federal judge ruled yesterday on behalf of a lawsuit brought by the demonstrators. He agreed that the ban on signs and banners was unconstitutional.
The demonstration will begin at 9:30 am Eastern Time on April 25. We will be tweeting live updates, photos and videos.
A half-billion dollar George W. Bush Library is being dedicated in Dallas with help from four other current or former U.S. presidents.
Protesters of this Bush Lie Bury — this burying of a lying leader’s record with a lying version of history — believe Bush should be facing criminal prosecution instead.
We don’t need vengeance, but deterrence. Warrantless spying, imprisonment without trial, secret prisons, assassinations, and illegal wars didn’t end with Bush’s presidency — because he’s only been rewarded, never punished.
A new report last week on Bush-authorized torture has helped to reawaken awareness. But we knew Bush tortured. He confessed as much on television. We don’t so much need to know what was done as we need to know that those who do such things will be held accountable.*
We’ve tried “looking forward not back” for five years. It hasn’t worked. Crimes in the future cannot be prosecuted in anticipation. Only crimes in the past can be brought to account. And only when those in power are subject to the rule of law can we avoid the catastrophes inevitably brought on by the law of rulers.
TO the U.S. Department of Justice:
You are violating Constitutional and treaty obligations by failing to indict George W. Bush. You cannot be unaware of his numerous criminal violations, but the resources on this page may help: http://bit.ly/12BCZVI