After Downing Street - Memo-Gate
Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary on July 23. 2005: CODEPINK held a national day of action. Click here to view action pictures.
CODEPINK: Women for Peace joined the coalition calling for Congress to pass a resolution of inquiry into impeachable offenses by President Bush. The Downing Street Memo confirmed that the Bush administration had decided to attack Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein before the UN weapons inspectors had completed their work. Furthermore, other evidence made a strong case that President Bush violated the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, the Geneva Protocol of 1925, the Nuremberg Principles of 1945, Anti-Genocide Convention of 1948, the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, the Conventional Weapons Convention of 1980, the Charter of United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements by invading Iraq and during the US military occupation. Congress had take responsibility to review the growing body of evidence, including that collected at the 15 sessions of the World Tribunal on Iraq, that war crimes were committed during this illegal invasion and continue under the US occupation of Iraq.
Memo-Gate: Let’s Sign, Push and Pressure the Downing Street Memo into the National Spotlight!
Check your local print, TV and radio to see if and how they have covered the issue, and push for greater coverage. Click here for action ideas, sample op-eds, letters to the editor, and press releases. You can start by calling, and if no response, ask for a meeting. And if no response, organize a protest outside their office.