National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Mobuszewski at Verizon.net or 410-366-1637
CITIZEN ACTIVISTS RETURN TO US ATTORNEY CALLING FOR AN INDICTMENT AGAINST U.S. PRESIDENT, CIA DIRECTOR, AND OTHERS FOR WAR CRIMES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 24, 2014
CONTACT: Joy First 608-239-4327, Malachy Kilbride 571-501-3729, Max Obuszewski 410-366-1637
WHO: Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) and others have taken action to call attention to, and bring an end to the crimes of the United States government since the Iraq war began in March 2003.
WHEN and WHERE: At 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 25 members of NCNR will go to the U.S. Attorney’s office at the Federal Courthouse at 2100 Jamieson Ave. in Alexandria, VA.
WHAT: Members of NCNR will deliver a criminal complaint and call for an investigation into the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) by the CIA. NCNR maintains that the Obama Administration and the CIA drone program are in violation of U.S. and international law.
They first brought a criminal complaint to the office last May when Neil MacBride held the office of US Attorney. There was no action taken. After sending a copy of the criminal complaint, laying out the facts of the case, to the new US Attorney Dana Boente, they will follow up in person demanding action on moving forward with an investigation into this urgent matter.
WHY: Members of NCNR are joining activists around the world calling for an end to U.S. attacks by killer drones, with thousands of documented deaths already in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and other places around the globe, including over 200 children in Pakistan alone. The CIA is directly responsible for many of these extrajudicial killings.
Organizer Joy First of Mt. Horeb, WI stated, “As citizens we have the responsibility to report to public officials when we see crimes being committed. If we saw someone being murdered or robbed, we would report it to the authorities. That is what we are doing here. We see our government breaking international law and murdering innocent people around the world and we have to report it to the proper authorities so they can investigate the crimes.”
The activists have also contacted members of Congress, The White House, and the Department of Justice in attempts to address their concerns about the violations of the law and the victims of US drone strikes.
Longtime activist and organizer Malachy Kilbride of Arlington, VA explained why he must take this action, saying, "It is our hope that our elected and appointed officials will do their jobs and follow their duties and responsibilities under our constitution and domestic law and the international treaties The United States of America has signed on to which are additionally the laws of the land. If they don't do this, then what kind of people are running our government? What do you call a government that kills and maims people without being found guilty of any crimes? What do you call government officials who turn a blind eye and deaf ear to high crimes?"
NCNR members will continue to follow-up on the criminal complaint and encourage activists in other places to take similar actions.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs