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Protest War Criminal Tommy Franks 11/13/04 @ 7pm, Richmond

Protest War Criminal General Tommy Franks
Saturday, Nov. 13 7pm
Landmark Theater @ Monroe Park (Main and Laurel streets)


Post-Protest Discussion @ Pace Center 700 W. Franklin


"Gen. Tommy Franks is seen as an architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It should come as no surprise that he is being sued as a war criminal for his role in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. The complaint holds him and other u.s. military officials responsible for the indiscriminate killing of Iraqi civilians, the bombing of a marketplace in Baghdad, the shooting of an ambulance, and failure to prevent the mass looting of hospitals," said Jan Fermon, a Brussels-based lawyer. It may come as more of a surprise that Franks was also under investigation for ‘abuse of office’ by the Pentagon (CNN 2/5/03). As a retired war criminal Franks through his weight behind the Bush campaign in the recent elections...."

Protest War Criminal General Tommy Franks
Saturday, Nov. 13th
7pm
Landmark Theater @ Monroe Park (Main and Laurel streets)
Richmond, VA

Post-Protest Discussion @ Pace Center 700 W. Franklin

Join us as we protest against Gen. Tommy Franks who, as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command, led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As you read this, u.s. war planes are pounding Falluja. A large percentage of the city’s population has already fled, creating a crisis of homeless war refugees. Estimates of civilians still in the city range greatly, but there seems to be a universal recognition that large numbers of innocent Iraqis will be killed in this renewed assault by u.s. forces and propped up Iraqi police. And here, at home, the Bush administration is re-focusing and pushing their agenda with momentum and enthusiasm.

Gen. Tommy Franks is seen as an architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It should come as no surprise that he is being sued as a war criminal for his role in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. The complaint holds him and other u.s. military officials responsible for the indiscriminate killing of Iraqi civilians, the bombing of a marketplace in Baghdad, the shooting of an ambulance, and failure to prevent the mass looting of hospitals, said Jan Fermon, a Brussels-based lawyer. It may come as more of a surprise that Franks was also under investigation for ‘abuse of office’ by the Pentagon (CNN 2/5/03). As a retired war criminal Franks through his weight behind the Bush campaign in the recent elections.

For freedom, justice, and peace to exist in our world, we, as a society, must hold men like Gen. Tommy Franks accountable for their actions. The role he has played in u.s. military aggression, through illegal, unilateral, and pre-emptive war is a crime against humanity. We can no longer afford to close our eyes while the innocent bury their children.

What’s after the protest? What next? Where do we go from here? How do we respond to the elections? What is effective? Who do we need to reach out to? After the protest we will be meeting at the Pace Center to discuss next steps. Be there to take active part in laying out a strategy to challenge war, repression, racism, and poverty.

fnbrva (at) mutualaid.org
 
 


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