We were heavily involved in efforts to have him arrested. (Click on Arrest George Bush. Rule of Law essential to democracy.). It’s a list of some of the efforts that are on-going through many organizations in the world to have Bush tried for war crimes.
The heat on Bush keeps building. Earlier there were countries (Spain an example) where he did not dare to go for fear of being arrested. He cancelled out on an appearance in Geneva (Feb 2011) in the wake of loud protests by the Swiss, calling for his arrest when he arrived.
Internationally, organizations are mobilizing around Bush’s appearance in Surrey BC in October, see “CONTENTS” below. Gail Davidson, Lawyers Against the War (LAW), is working on getting the legal arguments to the authorities (as we did in the 2009 go-around). Splitting-the-Sky (John Boncore) who attempted a citizens’ arrest in Calgary in 2009 is already in action (item #4).
From the Calgary Bush event we learned WHO buys the tickets to hear Bush:
- the big corporate law firms (Bennett Jones Law Firm was a sponsor)
- the politicians like to rub shoulders.
They are pretty fickle if they know they might be confronted with their duplicity in the breach of laws – - - if anyone knows the law, it should be them!
Saskatoon, 2009: I went thru the Yellow Pages and picked out the email addresses for the Law Firms. Sent them a letter regarding the law and Bush and the requests for his arrest. Also contacted the Law Foundation and sent the info to them. To S’toon City Councillors, too, early in the game.
The organizers went bust on ticket sales. They had to give tickets away in large numbers in order to have the appearance of an audience. Brett Wilson (of CBC, Dragons Den fame) was one of the organizers. I contacted his lawyer, had a good conversation, told him that the letters had gone to the law firms; Wilson might at least want to know the content - - the package on Bush also went to him.
Word spreads in the old boys network, some are fickle – - or maybe they just need to have the breach of laws drawn to their attention. They also need to be reminded of what they were taught in law school: everyone is equal before the law, including Geo Bush. The media doesn’t tell people the laws and the evidence of the breach of laws that Bush is responsible for.
NOTE: FOR UPDATES, please go to the blog, www.sandrafinley.ca, to the “Categories” in the right-hand sidebar, to “Peace or violence” and “Geo Bush, War Criminal”. Check periodically. I don’t always get the updates circulated by email.