Come to the

FIRST SESSION OF THE 2005

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

COMMITTED BY

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
OF THE UNITED STATES



Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center

311 W. 34th Street, New York City



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 6PM &
SATURDAY, 0CTOBER 22, 10:00 AM


Keynote Addresses: Historical, Political & Moral Responsibility

Howard Zinn Historian, special Video Taped Message to the Tribunal

Marcus Raskin Institute for Policy Studies & The Nation Editorial Board

Michael Ratner President, Center for Constitutional Rights



Presentation of the Indictments & preliminary evidence

1. Wars of Aggression:

2. Torture and Indefinite Detention:

3. Destruction of the Global Environment:

4. Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights:



Jurists; Prosecutors, & Witnesses Include:

James Abourezk, former United States Senator; Amy Bartholomew, professor of law at Carleton University; Stephen Bronner, professor of political science, Rutgers University; Dennis Brutus, South African poet; Larry Everest, author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda; Denis Halliday, ex‑UN Assistant Secretary‑General, former head of UN Humanitarian Mission In Iraq; Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst; Camilo E. Mejia, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War; Barbara Olshansky, Center for Constitutional Rights and coordinator of Guantanamo detainee defense; & former detainees.



The full prosecution of the indictments will take place in a second session to be held in December or January.





SATURDAY, 0CTOBER 22, 1PM

Special Evidentiary Hearing:



DID THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION

Commit crimes against humanity in its actions & policies on

HURRICANE KATRINA



Featuring: Witnesses from the Gulf Coast:

Survivors: “...if it hadn’t been for the young men they were calling thugs, I would have died;”

Rescuers, & Expert testimony, including: Rev. Luis Barrios, Assoc Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice & Anglican Priest; Dr. Robert Bullard, author, “Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights & the Politics of Pollution;” John Clark, Professor of Environmental Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans; Mark Krasnoff and Monique Berdin, Cajun community activists and filmmakers; Corlita Mahr, Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund; Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans; Jeremy Scahill, correspondent for Democracy Now!



Admission: $30 ($20 one day; 50% seniors & student discount)

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“When the possibility of far‑reaching war crimes and crimes against humanity exists, people of conscience have a solemn responsibility to inquire into the nature and scope of these acts and to determine if they do in fact rise to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity”

From the Charter of the The 2005 International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration of the United States



 http://www.bushcommission.org/call-charter.htm