Tuesday, June 5, 2007

LA Impeachment Event - Monday, 6/11 at 7 pm

Interfaith Community Leaders host a discussion:

Should George Bush and Dick Cheney be Impeached? Is there a moral case for Impeachment?

Monday, June 11th, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. (2 blks west of Vermont), Los Angeles 90010

with Marcy Winograd, Stephen Rohde, Dennis Loo, and John Nichols

People across the nation are asking whether President Bush and Vice President Cheney have committed "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" - Have Bush and Cheney abused their powers of office? Is impeachment called for in evidence of:

…using information this administration knew to be false as justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq?
…condoning and authorizing the torture of prisoners of war and rendering detainees to foreign countries known to torture?
…maintaining secret prisons and other
detention facilities in violation of the Geneva Conventions?
…authorizing warrantless wiretaps on U.S. citizens?
…disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative contrary to law in retaliation for her husband's opposition to the Iraq War?
…and suspending and denying the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus
by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called "enemy combatants" without charge and without access to legal counsel?

We will also explore the view that impeachment is not the most efficient way for the Progressive community to make positive change in this current administration, and delve into other avenues for calling our political leaders into accountability.

Confirmed participants to date include:

Marcy Winograd – President, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles

Stephen Rohde – Civil Rights Attorney, Past President of ACLU, Southern California, and author of American Words of Freedom

Dennis Loo – Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, and co-author with Peter Phillips of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney

John Nichols – Correspondent for the Nation magazine, and author of The Genius of Impeachment

The event is FREE to the general public, though voluntary contributions will be solicited.

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace is a five-year-old Los Angeles–based interfaith organization whose mission is to support faith leaders of all backgrounds who say: “Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence.” For further information, see: www.icujp.org

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