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Demanding Accountability For The Past, Democracy
For The Future, The People’s Response (http://www.thepeoplesresponse.org) gathered in Dallas, TX April 22-26, 2013 to coincide with the dedication of the Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013.
Former President George W. Bush said he’s “really looking forward to writing the final chapter of my life” at Southern Methodist University as the school formally welcomed his presidential center to campus. “I hope it’s a long chapter. But however long it is, it’s going to be here,” Bush said at the welcome ceremony, part of SMU’s Founders’ Day celebration.
From The People’s Response:
“Accountability is the hallmark of a mature democracy: no one is above the law! Remind past, present and future administrations that the truth cannot be buried or changed, and warn the public that the same ideologues who crafted the Bush policies of the last decade will be trying to write a script for our future. Will this think-tank develop the same kinds of policies that brought us preemptive war, torture, economic crisis, environmental disaster, unprecedented presidential power, and diminished civil and human rights? Act now! History is already repeating itself!”
02:50 – The Lucy family tells the story of Jeffrey Lucy. A veteran who committed suicide shortly after returning home from Iraq after suffering post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
06:34 Jacob George (Iraq Veterans Against the War) performs “Soldiers Heart”
08:40 — Holding Bush accountable is also about holding Obama accountable
09:11 Cindy Sheehan interview
10:00 — “Commercial” break #1 — American Autumn trailer #1 & Move To Amend ad #1
12:25 a covert late night light show at Bush Library
16:26 Bush, Cheney, Condi and Rumsfeld Bobble head chain gang does outreach in Dallas-
18:30 — Phil Donahue Interview. After the presentation of his documentary “Body of War” Donahue describes how U.S. Foreign policy is breeding terrorists.
20:30 “Commercial break” #2 — Move To Amend ad #2 & American Autumn iTunes ad #2
23:00 The People’s Response to the Bush Library– April 25, 2013 (Obama and Bush speak
24:27 Farah Mushin Al Mousawi (The Iraqi Student Project) remarks
25:20 March of the Dead, lead be We Will Not Be Silent, with remarks by Lisa Fithian
25:48 — Why I was arrested on April 25 for “failure to use the sidewalk.” With help from Code Pink, Backbone Campaign, and dozens of supporters escorted protestors costumed as George W. Bush & Dick Cheney into the hands of the Dallas police who gladly arrested the duo. The arrests took place during a ceremony just a few hundred yards away where five living U.S. presidents and thousands of others participated in the dedication of the younger Bush’s presidential library.
28:30 — end credits. Peace.