Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Saying no to our U.S. "War Criminals" (video)

Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly; Amy Goodman (DemocracyNow.org)

In yer face, killer, war criminal! (Code Pink)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- a war criminal and unindicted co-conspirator along with Dick Cheney, Karl "the Architect" Rove, both George Bush(es), Donald Rumsfeld, and John Ashcroft -- was forced to withdraw as commencement speaker at Rutgers University following protests by faculty and students over her role in the 2003 American (U.S.)-led invasion of Iraq and our torture of captives.
Seeking justice with a torture lawsuit
Rutgers faculty circulated a petition decrying the role Rice played in "efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." 
G.W. Bush, Condi Rice on way to jail (CP)
Last week, Rutgers students occupied a campus building in a call for the invitation (and its $35,000 stipend) to be withdrawn. In a statement this weekend, Rice said her appearance "has become a distraction."

The "No Rice Campaign" at Rutgers is discussed by student protester Carmelo Cintrón Vivas and Baher Azmy, legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. More
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