The 2005 International Commission of Inquiry on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration

Friday, October 21, 6-10pm
Saturday, October 22, 10am-6pm
Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center
311 W. 34th Street, New York City

IS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION INDICTABLE FOR COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY FOR ITS ACTIONS AND POLICIES ON HURRICANE KATRINA?

SPECIAL HEARING, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1 PM

*Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans, and other members of the Collective, on Katrina’s devastation, and the negligence and brutality of the authorities

* Corlita Mahr, Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition on the devastating in New Orleans and the battle over how it will be rebuilt.

* John Clark, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans. Professor Clark has done extensive work in the fields of environmental ethics and justice.

*Dr. Robert Bullard, author of "The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution" will present new unpublished study on the impact on African American communities of natural disasters.

* Jeremy Scahill, independent journalist and Democracy Now correspondent, will testify on the role of the Blackwater mercenaries and on the militarization of New Orleans

* The Rev. Luis Barrios, associate professor at John Jay College on his relief delegation to New Orleans

* Gloria N. : “I was devastated by the sight of bodies floating in the streets and the police and National Guard doing nothing. I was just going to get what my family needed, but on the way I saw people on the rooftops with the flood waters rising, pleading with us to save them. And that’s what we started doing.”

* Kimberly S.: “There was devastation all around us and the government did nothing. The Coast Guard was there and they just watched; the police were going around like marauding bands of criminals, if it hadn’t been for the young men they were calling thugs, I would have died and many other people would have died.”

* Abigail B.: bus driver from Houston who helped organize an expedition of bus drivers to take supplies to New Orleans and to transport people to safety, but who were prevented from helping.

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