"RALLY FOR TRUTH & ACCOUNTABILITY!"

SHEEHAN BACK IN DALLAS; WILL CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF TORTURE AND OTHER WAR CRIMES

Cindy Sheehan, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and peace and justice activist whose son was killed in Iraq, will return to Dallas on September 19th. Dallas area peace and justice organizations will join her in a rally to call for the investigation and prosecution of George W. Bush and any government officials involved in decisions that led to torture and other war crimes. Also featured at the rally will be nationally syndicated talk-show host and author Thom Hartmann (http://www.thomhartmann.com/), author/blogger/activist David Swanson (http://www.davidswanson.org/node/2054), war veteran Victor Agosto, and musician David Rovics (http://bit.ly/147prV).

According to Sheehan, “those who have authorized torture and other war crimes must be held accountable to ensure that no precedent is set to endanger future generations.”

Many members of Congress, prominent attorneys, authors, and US citizens, have also called for accountability. As Major General Antonio Taguba, the Army general who led the investigation into prisoner abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison has stated: “After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current [Bush] administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”

The rally will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m., in front of Pershing Elementary School (5700 block of Meaders Lane), facing the gates leading to George W. Bush’s home.

Co-sponsored by: The Dallas Peace Center; KMNY Rational Radio; Code Pink Women for Peace, Fort Worth; Code Pink Women for Peace, Greater Dallas; North Texas Progressives; Peace Action Denton; North Texas Veterans for Peace.

Media contacts:

Trish Major (214) 823-7793
Rich Hancock (214) 597-1368
Leslie Harris (214) 437-6047

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