June 25, 2009
In an act of nonviolent Civil Resistance, 11 activists participated in a “Die In” in front of the U.S. Justice, in Washington, D.C., on the afternoon of Thursday, June 25, 2009. The protesters were demanding a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to urge him to appoint a “Special Prosecutor for Torture.” Their purpose: To hold accountable to the supremacy of the Law, certain members of the Bush-Cheney Gang, including ex-President George W. Bush, Jr. and V.P. Dick Cheney, who are suspected of authorizing torture on numerous detainees, in violation of the Geneva Convention, International Law, the Nuremberg Principles and the U.S. Constitution. The police chose not to arrest any of the demonstrators even though they were blocking the sidewalk and the entrance in front of the Justice Department. Earlier in the day, a rally, with speeches, was held at John Marshall Park. For specifics on the Bush-Cheney Gang suspects; a list of the sponsors of this rally/march; and for other cities holding comparable actions today; and for any updates arising out of this event, see: http://tortureaccountability.webs.com/ and http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/
For background, and a history, on the legal principle of Civil Resistance, check out:
For a brief overview of the Law concerning the subject matter of Torture, go to:
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