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Letter from a Nonviolent Resister

President George Bush committed a felony, punishable by five years in prison.
Authorizing the use of wiretaps without a court order on United States citizens,
as President Bush did in 2002 and 30 times thereafter, violated a federal law.
When this President ignored FISA, a special court that could issue a court order
within hours of a request, or could even be notified three days after NSA spying began,
he became a felon, and he has admitted it. The Act clearly states that FISA
"shall be the exclusive means by which electronic surveillance...and the
interception of domestic wire and oral communications may be conducted."

This President has a string of crimes to his name. He went to war against Iraq illegally.
He authorized the use of torture, by trying to redefine torture in spite of the Geneva
Conventions which the US has ratified and therefore made into US law. He has pillaged
the economy to benefit the rich, and neglected to protect the common citizen. Need I mention Katrina?
Or the new tax benefits for those who make over $1,000,000.00? Let's not even mention the
environment or our civil liberties. Some of these crimes trigger the Nuremburg Principles.

On Sept 26, Cindy Sheehan and 370 others, including myself, were arrested for trying to
implement the Nuremburg Principles. On Jan. 18, I will appear in court in Washington, DC
to defend my actions.

The Nuremburg Principles were ratified by the United States after World War II
and thus, made a part of the law of our land. These principles state, "Individuals have
international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience...
therefore [individuals] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes
against peace and humanity from occurring."

The law makes it a citizen duty to put an end to the illegal actions of George
Bush. Our nation is engaged in an illegal war, illegal wiretapping, and a morally
repugnant assault on the poor. President George Bush has turned the meaning
of Christianity on it's head. Christ's mandates clearly require his followers to engage
in nonviolent resistance to the brutal policies of the Bush administration. If we can bring
this war to an end even one day sooner, how many lives will be saved? How many soldiers
died today ... how many Iraqis? Not to mention the misery of the families and the wounded.

I invite all who stand on moral principle to join with me in nonviolent resistance
to Bush's immoral and illegal acts.


Mary Francis

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Book Tour

May 19, Sarasota, FL, 7:00 p.m. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL

May 20, Jacksonville, FL, 7:00 p.m., Florida Christian Center Auditorium, 1115 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 381-4800.

May 21, Gainesville, FL
7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida
4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 377-1669
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May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710

June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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