Protest When Robert Gates get the Liberty Medal - Philadelphia, Thurs, 9/22/2011 - 6-9pm
Robert Gates is a war criminal. As Defense Secretary under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Robert Gates oversaw two official wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. He escalated and oversaw the bombing of several other countries, including Yemen and Pakistan. He was instrumental in the escalation of unmanned drone strikes and troop surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He also continued the use of torture and indefinite detention initiated under Donald Rumsfeld. Like the wars he executed, Robert gates is bipartisan in his criminality, the first Defense Secretary ever to hold that position under both a Democrat and a Republican administration and he personifies the consensus among the rulers for war without end.
On September 22nd he will be presented with the Liberty Award at the National Constitution Center in Center City, Philadelphia for his ‘contributions to expanding freedom.’
We will be presenting him with his crimes, and presenting people in Philadelphia with the facts:
*Massive death and destruction do not equal freedom.
*Both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are wars of aggression, the ultimate war crime according to international law, the same law that the US uses to prosecute it’s enemies.
*The only way these criminals will be brought to justice is through mass independent political action; people rising up, stopping these horrors, and creating a more just future.
Stand up & demand prosecution of this war criminal!
Organized by War Criminals Watch warcriminalswatch.org.
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