Just when it seems like they’ve hti rock bottom, the Bush administration commits some new atrocity or is emmeshed in yet another scandal or scheme to enrich its corporate cronies or to embolden rightwing Christian fanatics. Tonight and all day Saturday an International Commission of Inquiry will be convened at the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center at 311 W. 34th St. to take stock of our government’s actions. Participants include dissident soldier Camilo Mejia, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, South African poet Dennis Brutus, ex-UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, Barbara Olshansky of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Jeremy Scahill of Democracy Now! Howard Zinn is tonight’s featured keynote speaker.

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