1. Authors David Swanson and Sandy Davies with Nuremberg War Crimes Prosecutor Ben Ferencz
2. Protest at Bank of America, which takes billions from govt. while you work for a living and pay taxes
1. War Is A Lie and There Is Blood on Our Hands
David Swanson and Nicolas “Sandy” Davies in South Florida on Feb. 26, 2011
Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the World War II Nuremberg War Crimes Trials and founding father of the International Criminal Court, will make an important statement on U.S. foreign policy at an event with David Swanson and Sandy Davies in Boca Raton on Feb. 26, 2011.
David Swanson will discuss and sign copies of “War Is A Lie”.
Sandy Davies will discuss and sign copies of “Blood on Our Hands”.
3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011
Saint Andrews Estates South Auditorium
6045 Verde Trail South
Boca Raton, FL 33433
PLEASE RSVP to nparker0511 at gmail dot com
Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America
“While most media continue to ignore the US-installed disaster in Iraq, author Nicolas Davies refuses to do so, and his book ‘Blood on our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq’ could not be released at a better time. This sweeping work covers US policy in Iraq that spans decades, and is written as a call to action for the US to begin following international law—not just in Iraq, but everywhere. For it was the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq that, more than perhaps anything else, continues to defile what is left of the tattered reputation of the US.” -Dahr Jamail
“David Swanson’s War Is A Lie may be the most comprehensive antiwar statement available in the English language.” — Kevin Young
“Not since General Smedley Butler’s War is a Racket has a simpler, more brilliant, or truer book been published.” — Geoffrey Millard
“David Swanson despises war and lying, and unmasks them both with rare intelligence. I learn something new on every page.” — Jeff Cohen
2. US Uncut at Bank of America
5pm Saturday, February 26th, Bank of America
21060 Saint Andrews Blvd Boca Raton FL 33433
Despite ruining the economy with their reckless greed, Bank of America has consistently avoided any form of accountability to the American taxpayer. In fact, in 2009, Bank of America actually received a net tax benefit. Yes, last year, the federal government gave Bank of America $2.3 billion. That money alone could almost completely cover the proposed $2.5 billion cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills and affects 34 million households. Bank of America is the largest bank and 5th largest corporation in the country, holding over $2.2 trillion in assets, and yet it pays less in taxes than the average American household, which made between $35,400 and $52,100 and had an effective tax rate of 14.2%.
We pay our taxes, why don’t they?
On February 26th, citizens across the country will be targeting Bank of America branches and peaceably but forcefully showing them that they can’t get away with such egregious tax-cheating.