[act-ma] Conference in Andover, MA to Prosecute American War Criminals
DougFuda at aol.com
DougFuda at aol.com
Tue Jul 22 04:18:59 PDT 2008
I just registered for this conference (I cut and pasted the announcement
below). I hope all members and friends of Antiwar League throughout the country
and all opponents everywhere of perpetual war, empire, torture and the
police state will get involved somehow in this effort to pursue alleged US war
criminals "to the ends of the earth." This is just the beginning.
I am particularly excited that Vincent Bugliosi is appearing and that the
conference will consider how to seek indictments and prosecutions in state and
local courts. Also included is the topic of planning to "make the question of
prosecutions an issue in the fall political campaign." This means that
everyone can be involved in this effort in some way even if you cannot attend the
(Recommended article: _http://www.antiwarleague.com/_mgxroot/page_10687.html_
Please _visit the website_ (http://war-crimes.info/) and learn more about
it, and register if you can, and please circulate this message widely.
_ Antiwarleague.com_ (http://www.antiwarleague.com/)
14 Fletcher Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
617 331-1491 (cell)
dougfuda at aol.com
Welcome to Mailing List for the Upcoming Conference:
- The Justice Robert Jackson Conference for Planning the Prosecution of
High Level American War Criminals -
The event will be held September 13 & 14, 2008 in Andover, MA
We've lined nearly 20 great speakers - law professors, lawyers,
prosecutors, journalists, authors and activists.
We need your help to get the word out about the event! Please forward
this email to any interested parties. The conference website is
Below, you'll find the agenda:
info at war-crimes.info
AGENDA FOR THE "JUSTICE ROBERT H. JACKSON CONFERENCE":
PLANNING FOR THE PROSECUTION OF HIGH LEVEL AMERICAN WAR CRIMINALS
September 13 - 14, 2008
Registration details available at http://war-crimes.info
"The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the
punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who
possess themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of
it to set in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched."
* * *
"The Charter of this Tribunal evidences a faith that the law is not only to
govern the conduct of little men, but that even rulers are, as Lord Chief
Justice Coke put it to King James, 'under God and the law.'"
* * *
"And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German
aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must
condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now
>From Opening Statement of The Chief Prosecutor, Supreme Justice Robert H.
Jackson, at Nuremberg.
"The same disaster has now happened twice in forty years, in Viet Nam and
Iraq. It must never happen again. As at Nuremberg, we need to take steps
to insure that leaders will never do it again."
Saturday - - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Brief introductory remarks stressing that crimes and misconduct have now
occurred twice in forty years - - in Viet Nam and then again in Iraq - - and
the high level perpetrators need to be punished (as occurred at Nuremberg
and Tokyo in 1945 and 1946) in order to insure that people will not do these
things again (as the Germans and Japanese have not committed their crimes
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:
Crimes Of Torture And Degrading And Abusive Conduct, And Perpetrators and
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:
"Crimes Against the Peace - - Preemptive War And Aggressive War."
12:15 noon Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:
"Murder and Other Crimes Under State Laws."
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:
"The Torture Team: The Actions of Bush Administration Lawyers, Their
Criminal Liabilities, And Potential Disbarment."
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:
"Existing And Potential Domestic, Foreign and International Court Cases On
Torture, Rendition, and War."
Sunday -- 9:00 a.m. Morning Forum I
Topic for Panel and Audience:
What must be done to make the question of prosecutions an issue in the fall
political campaign and to have the question become a significant subject in
the media and on the internet.
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Morning Forum II
Topics for Panel and Audience:
A. Creating an umbrella coordinating committee with representatives
from various organizations, including those that are already involved in
B. Creating a Center to keep track of and organize relevant briefs,
articles, books, opinions, facts, etc.
C. The possibility of having a Chief Prosecutor's office a la
12:00 noon Final Review and Event Summary
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