We believe in moving forward as a nation, but the responsible way forward requires us to look back as we go. It requires us to enforce our own laws and recommit ourselves to the principles upon which our nation was founded. Thus far the U.S. has failed to prosecute anyone up the chain of command for abuses that have occurred in the highest offices of the United States of America. It is high-time for some high-crime accountability and if the Attorney General won't do it we have cuffs and we aren't afraid to use them (we have videos to prove it)!
In response to an ACLU lawsuit, the Justice Department released four key memos (read the memos here) about the Bush administration's illegal torture program. These memos provide shocking confirmation of high-level involvement in the sadistic interrogation methods the Bush administration authorized in the war on terror.
Call on Attorney General Eric Holder TODAY, in solidarity with events and rallies across the country! Send a note to him directly here then call 202-514-2001 and tell him to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute crimes of the Bush Administration!
Check out our Citizen's Arrest 'How-To' guide here and get our newest buttons to wear every day until the crimes are prosecuted (special thanks to Bay Area CODEPINKers Susan & Cynthia for the pins!)
Today across the country, from LA to DC, CODEPINKers will join national actions calling for prosecution of those who authorized torture. In San Francisco, former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern will speak at our Bye Bye Bybee rally calling for "Torture Judge" Bybee to resign; in Berkeley, we will protest outside "Torture Professor" John Yoo's home; in Pasadena we will demonstrate at the 9th circuit federal court with speeches by Mimi Kennedy & Jodie Evans.
Find more events here and see more PINK actions here.
As we stand on the shoulders of the peace and social justice activists who came before us, we know that change will not occur unless citizens stand up for their rights under the law.
Ready for some justice,
Blaine, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie, Medea, Nancy K, Nancy M, Paris, Rae and Stacy