Friday, November 12, 2010

A November protest to the George W. Bush Presidential Center [LIEbrary]

"Accountability is the hallmark of a mature democracy: no one is above the law!" ~
THE PEOPLE'S RESPONSE to the George W. Bush Library & Policy Institute

An alternative peaceful protest will take place in Dallas, Texas in November 14-17, scheduled to coincide with the groundbreaking for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center.

The center will include both a presidential library and a policy center.

Protesters want to remind past, present and future U.S. governmental administrations that the truth cannot be buried or changed simply by building and stocking a new library. Equally important, they do not want the same ideologues who crafted the Bush policies of the last decade to write a script for our future at a policy center:
"Will this think-tank develop the same kinds of policies that brought us pre-emptive war, economic crisis, environmental disaster, unprecedented presidential power, and diminished civil and human rights?" 

The four days of programming will include interfaith services, speakers, a forum, and a teach-in. The speakers will include Col. Ann Wright, Dr. Robert Jensen, Ray McGovern, Rev. Dr. William McElvaney, Hadi Jawad, Representative Lon Burnam, Kathy Kelly, David Swanson, Diane Wilson, Marjorie Cohn, and Medea Benjamin, Charles Grand, and Coleen Rowley. The full schedule of activities is HERE.

If you're unable to attend, you may like to submit your suggestion of a book you'd like to see included in the liebrary library. Facebook members are posting ideas on the page: What book do you want in the George W. Bush Presidential Library? 
Some are posting photos of themselves holding the book they'd like to see. [Facebook account members must "like" the page to view submissions.] Some submissions include: The March of Folly, Curious George, and Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
TO REGISTER to attend or just to get more information:


Dava Castillo said...

With all due respect to Barbara Tuchman who wrote March of Folly, his library would be surely enriched for her insight. In March of Folly, she takes a long view of Viet Nam, et al, and offers real perspective into why and how we got there, stayed there, and left there.

She writes uniquely in her books, and makes history relevant. In The Merchant of Prato, we learn about the beginnings of mercantilism and the values of industry.

Perhaps if Bush is going to have one of her books perhaps Merchant of Prato could give some insight into protecting domestic interests, rather than putting all of one's political eggs into foreign affairs.

an average patriot said...

I will never forgive that scum for what he purposely did to destroy American and world order.

Now they're trying to blame it on Obama. That life long loser did absolutely nothing right and rode off into the sunset proud of his destruction.

Now people are starting to say how great the mindless scum was. BS!