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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 10:36 AM
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"Recommend that people throughout the world launch actions against US & UK
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.... corporations that directly profit from this war," Arundhati Roy, .... told a news conference at the end of the meeting.

She said actions could include shutting down offices, consumer boycotts and pressure on shareholders to divest.

The group identified a series of companies including U.S. oil services company Halliburton, engineering firm Bechtel and defense contractor CACI International as being among those who benefited from the war.


The tribunal also charged the U.N. Security Council with failing to stop war crimes and crimes against humanity and accused major media organizations of "disseminating deliberate falsehoods and failing to report atrocities."


We should all be grateful to the tireless efforts of all involved in the World Tribunal on Iraq and especially:

Professor of International Law at Santa Barbara University. UNESCO peace prize holder. Prof. Falk has published over 30 books on international law and human rights, the most recent one entitled Declining World Order.

Renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy received the Booker Prize for literature in 1997. Presently, one of the most eloquent voices for the global justice and anti-war movement, she was also awarded, among many others, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize in 2002.

These words of Dr Wamid Omar Nadhmi, as reported by Dahr Jamail, provide a concise summary of the challenge the world faces.

Dr. Wamid Omar Nadhmi, a senior political scientist at Baghdad University who was invited to this tribunal, told me last winter, It will take Iraqis something like a quarter of a century to rebuild their country, to heal their wounds, to reform their society, to bring about some sort of national reconciliation, democracy and tolerance of each other. But that process will not begin until the US occupation of Iraq ends.

And it is now exceedingly clear that the only way the Bush Administration will withdraw the US military from Iraq in order for Iraqis to have true sovereignty is if they are forced to do so.

Posted by Dahr_Jamail at June 25, 2005 07:37 PM from the

On July 23 2005 we can extend the courageous efforts of Congressman Conyers and those elected representatives who have cooperated with him. Specifically, we can all contribute to call for a nation-wide endeavor to further expose the meaning of the "Downing Street" documents.

Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Events:
The Smoking Gun that Proves Bush Lied About Iraq

And, let us spread this image to as many as possible:

Members of Congress, from left to right, Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) head down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, June 16, to deliver petitions demanding President Bush tell the truth on Downing Street Memo evidence that he lied to sell the Iraq war to the American people. /

"... we sent our young people into harm's way without leveling with the American people." - Congresswoman Pelosi before Congress, 16 June 2005

Peace. - Any candidate worthy of our vote in the 2006 Congressional elections should have filed charges against Bu$h and the neoconsters before March 19 2006.
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