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Rumsfeld to be Tried for Torture
And veteran protest

Rumsfeld must face trial for torture, Court of Appeal rules
Bush official does not have personal immunity for torture

Indict Bush Now reaches international TV audience
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It is hard to overstate the significance of the ruling bythe US Court of Appeals that Donald Rumsfeld will face trial for torture. Every Bush-era official who committed crimes, including authorizing torture, has to be deeply alarmed.

The movement for accountability has entered a new, decisive stage and we are committed to stepping up the momentum.

Please make a much needed donation so that IndictBushNow can do this critical work.

Here is what has happened:

The court ruled on Tuesday that two U.S. citizens who worked for a private security firm in Iraq can proceed to take Donald Rumsfeld to trial for the torture they assert they endured during months of imprisonment in 2006 in a prison set up by the Pentagon at a military base near Baghdad's airport..

The two men say they were arrested and then brutally tortured after they tried to expose bribery and corruption in the private security firm that was on the Pentagon payroll. They informed U.S. authorities and began cooperating with them to expose bribery and corruption. In early 2006 they were unexpectedly arrested and sent to the prison at the US military base Camp Cropper located near Baghdad's airport.

After months of imprisonment they were taken from the jail and dropped at the airport without ever having been charged with a crime.

The Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that the men have a right to take Rumsfeld to trial.

The court ruled, "We agree with the district court that the plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to show that Secretary Rumsfeld personally established the relevant policies that caused the alleged violations of their constitutional rights during detention."

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Dear supporter of IndictBushNow,

Veterans hold Indict Bush banner, Dec. 16, 2010.

Veterans hold Indict Bush Now banner outside the White House on Dec. 16, 2010

While George W. Bush is living the high life making millions promoting his book putting a “spin” on his crimes while president, tens of thousands of Iraq veterans are living through an absolute hell with a record number of suicides, PTSD, drug addiction and substance abuse, unemployment and homelessness – and thousands of young men and women live without limbs and suffer brain trauma and other horrific wounds.

It is no wonder that veterans have become a major force and an important voice in the growing Indict Bush Now movement that demands accountability for the Bush administration’s crimes.

They understand that Bush and company are responsible for the deaths, injuries and suffering of their fellow troops and the Iraqi people. They understand that Bush and company ordered torture and endless detentions at Guantanamo and secret prisons across the globe.

These heroic veterans and troops, led by the organization March Forward!, have taken a stand for justice. They have been at the center of the movement to Indict Bush and his cronies.

Make a much-needed donation today to help the veterans' mobilization.

With the financial help of many committed IndictBushNow members a large contingent of these Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans brought the Indict Bush message to Washington DC in dramatic civil disobedience protests on December 16, 2010 and again on March 19, 2011 – the 8th anniversary of the criminal “shock and awe” invasion of Iraq.

On the very day that a U.S. Federal Judge ruled that a U.S. military veteran could personally sue Bush’s defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture and abuse that he suffered while he was detained in Iraq, the veterans from March Forward announced their own “Veterans Speak Out” on August 12 in Ft. Lewis, Washington.

The veterans and service members of March Forward! have been a major force in the movement to indict Bush for torture and carrying out a war based on lies and deceit. They need our help now and we are providing financial support to help cover travel costs for the upcoming events in Fort Lewis and elsewhere

Please make a donation today to make the August 12 event a success. Funds are urgently needed to pay for travel costs, printing and more.

Your generosity will make the difference. Your support will help our broad movement continue to grow.

-From all of us at IndictBushNow

Below is a letter from March Forward! co-founder, Mike Prysner, discussing the August 12 event and the movement for justice for Sgt. Kirkland.

2011 August 15
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