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MI, Detroit: Metro Detroiters to Hold Town Hall Impeachment Discussion


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MI

Detroit

Where: Central United Methodist Church, located at 23 E Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

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A moderated panel and discussion on the impeachment of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney will be held in Congressman John Conyers’ district on May 29 at 5 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, located at 23 E Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. The event will include national and local speakers, members of the Detroit City Council, and a special performance by jazz great Spencer Barefield & friends.

This event dovetails with the Detroit City Council’s passage on May 16, in the Name of Full Council, of a resolution calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Detroit is the largest of more than 60 cities to have taken this step.

On April 24, 2007, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., OH) submitted H Res 333, calling for the Impeachment of Vice-President Cheney; Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush have been drafted by several organizations, including the Center for Constitutional Rights.

The moderated panel and discussion currently includes these confirmed speakers (more to be added):
*Jack Lessenberry: Detroit Metro Times editorialist.
*Bill Goodman: Former legal director of Center for Constitutional Rights, local Detroit NLG attorney.
*JoAnn Watson: Detroit City Council Member
*Maureen Taylor: State Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
*Ann Wright: U.S. Army Colonel and diplomat who resigned in protest the day before the war began.
*Ray McGovern: During his career as a CIA analyst, he prepared and briefed the President's Daily Brief and chaired National Intelligence Estimates. He is a member of the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
*Malik Rahim: Co-founder Common Ground, New Orleans, Green Party Candidate for NO City Council in 2002 and former Black Panther Party member.

The Detroit City Council resolution, co-sponsored by President Pro Tempore Monica Conyers and Council Member JoAnn Watson, demonstrates that significant political and grassroots momentum is building toward impeachment. The resolution highlights the need for Impeachment as recourse for the administration’s illegal NSA domestic surveillance, willfully misleading America in to the war in Iraq, utilizing torture in violation of US and International Law, and illegally denying Americans their Constitutional right to due process at Presidential discretion. The resolution notes these offenses to be, "[a] manifest injury of the people of the City of Detroit."

Reporting on passage of the resolution can be found in:
The Detroit Free Press: http://tinyurl.com/2tp8gc

The Detroit News: http://tinyurl.com/32gu72

AfterDowningStreet.org, including full text of the resolution: http://tinyurl.com/3yvmdm

Sponsors of the event include: National Lawyers Guild, Detroit & Michigan Chapter; MIImpeach.org; Veterans for Peace; Gray Panthers; Latinos Unidos of Michigan; Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; Democrats.com; AfterDowningStreet.org; Progressive Democrats of America; World Can’t Wait.

News media are welcome.

For more information on the event, call National Lawyers Guild Staff Organizer, Eleanore Eveleth at (313) 963-0843 or send an e-mail: eleanorenlg@hotmail.com.

Should Rep. Conyers show up for this, it will make for very interesting press. The Representative has a lot of explaining to do as to why his once mighty voice for impeachment was stilled once the Democrats took control of the House.

Probably easier for him to just to take the coward's way out and skip the event.

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